Summer holidays

July 19, 2013 / 1 comment

One sure-fire way to get up an academic’s nose is to suggest that we have massive long summer holidays. There’s this misconception that we just sit around relaxing when the students aren’t here – without the normal day to day of teaching and admin, we’re just sat in the coffee room drinking pimms or something….

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BCSWomen & BCS Mid Wales AppInventor family fun day

July 10, 2013 / 1 comment

On Saturday I went back to Ysgol Bro Ddyfi to run my Android Programming Family Fun Day. This didn’t go quite as planned, but it was OK in the end… The way the day is set up is that the first half involves everyone getting the software installed on their own computers, and then working…

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More GOWS stuff – a visit to the school to see the primary students

July 10, 2013 / 0 comments

Last Friday, I went to Ysgol Bro Ddyfi as part of their transition week. In transition week the primary students who’ll be starting secondary in September come and visit the school, and do a load of taster sessions, getting a feel for what secondary stuff is like and finding their way around the school. SO…

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