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Pete Dring
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To help staff and students quickly find useful code snippets in VB.NET, Python or pseudocode (for GCSE Computer Science with OCR, AQA, Edexcel or Eduqas) I’ve been putting together this website. It aims to be a pseudocode, Python, VB.NET quick reference…
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Create.withcode.uk is designed to allow anyone to write, run, debug and share python code that runs in your browser. It’s designed primarily for use in schools to allow teachers to quickly share code with students that they can adapt, debug and use.…
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Yesterday we started potty training. It was a disaster. Nine puddles on the floor: three at a friend’s house (sorry). Two frought parents and one distinctly un-bothered toddler. Today was much better. 8 wees in a potty, one poo in the toilet and no…
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With the ransomware attack on the NHS dominating the news headlines this week, here’s – at last – some good news related to cyber security. Back in February I launched a Bug Bounty competition to encourage school students to responsibly disclose any bugs,…
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Students in Computer Science and iMedia have been asking for a lunchtime club where they can learn how to make 3d games. This term I’m launching an Indie Game Dev Club for students who want to design and make high quality 3d content using free tools. The…
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Musical micro:bit sings Happy Easter @CompAtSch @adgibbs

This term in Computing Y8s have been looking at the ways that computers can store, manipulate and display images. Amongst other things, we’ve been using BBC micro:bits to create images, animations and games. One thing we didn’t get time to look at this…
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Happy Easter everyone! My #MusicalMicrobits competition entry to win £1000 of kit for STEM club @MaplinTweet
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Free tools for teaching data representation of images with #python @CompAtSch

In Computing at KS3 in England, students have to learn how images can be stored and manipulated using binary data. Pupils should be taught to: …understand how instructions are stored and executed within a computer system; understand how data of various…
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Boolean logic is a way of making decisions based on the answers to one or more TRUE / FALSE questions. It’s often used in electronic circuits or computer science programming because TRUE and FALSE data can be easily represented by binary 1s or 0s, or by…
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