Mr Lau Learning

My reflections on teaching and learning in the UK. Specialist subjects: Computing / ICT / Media

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Computing At School (CAS) London Conference 2020

24 hours have passed since my third CAS London conference, so here is a write-up. This is my second time presenting at the CAS London […]

A Just Cause

I’ve been reading Simon Sinek’s “The Infinite Game” during my morning reading session with my sixth formers.  Occasionally, I’ll read excerpts to them as it’s […]

Quick Fire Five

The Quick Fire Five is derived from Doug Lemov’s Do Now in Teach Like a Champion 2.0. In brief, a Do Now should: Involve students putting […]

The Little Book of Algorithms

Research-based instructional principles and mastery learning

In a review of research from cognitive scientists, master teachers and cognitive supports spanning four decades, Barak Rosenshine presents ten research-based instructional principles that all […]

Top 5 websites for copyright free music for video projects

If your students need a backing soundtrack for their video projects, here are five websites which they can use: Audionautix– A search engine for Creative […]

5 mistakes I made when teaching Computing - Ten Year Review

5 mistakes I made when teaching Computing This article originally appeared in Terry Freedman's Digital Education Newsletter in July 2016 and was published to his […]

New Book on Teaching Computing in Secondary Schools

The blog has been a bit quiet over the past 12 months as I've been working on a new book entitled "Teaching Computing in Secondary […]

7 Mistakes I made whilst teaching Computing and what I will do differently next year

Three years ago, the landscape for ICT teachers in the UK began to change. I realised that I would need to adapt to teach Computing, […]

Metaphors for Computing - A collaborative project

Many teachers have come to realise the power of metaphors. If this is not something you've tried or if you are slightly skeptical, I highly […]

Introducing Code Club – Linda Sandvik

Code Club is an after school club started by two highly-motivated young ladies, Clare Sutcliffe and Linda Sandvik. Their aim is to teach every child […]

Update on the DFE and Vital Consultation on ICT #GuardianCS

Peter Twining started his session by restating that the Disapplication of the current ICT Programmes of Study (POS) will begin in September 2012, with a new […]

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