#TweachCode is the regular Twitter chat session for teachers to share ideas on teaching the new computing curriculum.
Hosted by CPD for Teachers lead trainers Matt Venn and Les Pounder, the sessions will include excerpts from our popular computing courses, and will create a forum for support, questions, sharing and discussion.
Matt and Les have been training hundreds of teachers across the country since the new UK computing curriculum was announced back in 2012 and have unrivalled insight into the challenges faced by teachers. They have developed resources to help you engage your most resistant learners, and to stretch, challenge and inspire the most able. They will be sharing these during the chat as well as signposting other freely available resources.
It is really easy to take part. First, make sure you are following the host accounts, below. Then tune into the #TweachCode hashtag at the right time.
TweachCode by Timezone
|New York||UTC -5||Monday 15:00|
|Austin, Texas||UTC -6||Monday 14:00|
|San Francisco||UTC -8||Monday 12:00|
|Auckland||UTC +13||Tuesday 09:00|
|Hong Kong||UTC +8||Tuesday 04:00|
|Sydney||UTC +11||Tuesday 07:00|
|Cape Town||UTC +2||Monday 22:00|
We will release one question every 10 minutes (a total of 6 during the evening). We’ll offer our advice in answer to the questions but we’re looking for you as teachers to get involved and share your experiences and knowledge. This is a great opportunity for you to network with likeminded professionals. Simply click on the hashtag to see who else is using it and reply, favourite and retweet until your heart’s content!
Owen the Organiser
Each session will have its own focus, and in future, guest hosts will be invited to bring new dimensions to the chat.
Find out what's coming up over the next few weeks:
Join us next term!
To catch up on previous sessions, check out the Storify archives:
TweachCode #1 Monday 08 December
Theme: Resources, Resources, Resources!
Where to find fantastic free resources for teaching all aspects of the computing curriculum.
TweachCode #2 Monday 15 December
The challenges of teaching the computing curriculum - and plenty of tried and tested solutions.
TweachCode #3 Monday 29 December
Theme: Cross Curricular Computing
Bringing computing to life with exciting projects.
TweachCode #4 Monday 12 January
Robots of all shapes and sizes.
TweachCode #5 Monday 19 January
Theme: Visual Coding
Featuring Scratch the Cat and Ozobot.
TweachCode #6 Monday 26 January
So much more than a game!
TweachCode #7 Monday 02 February
Theme: Creating Mobile Apps
Featuring MIT AppInventor and much more!
TweachCode #8 Monday 23 Febraury
Theme: Raspberry Pi
What's new with the Mark 2?
TweachCode #9 Monday 02 March
Theme: Music, including Sonic Pi
Featuring Sam Aaron
TweachCode #10 Monday 09 March
Theme: Physical Computing
TweachCode #11 Monday 16 March
TweachCode #12 Monday 23 March
Theme: Web Programming
TweachCode #13 Monday 30 March
TweachCode #14 Monday 13 April
Theme: Python for KS4
TweachCode #15 Monday 20 April
Theme: Problem Solving
TweachCode #16 Monday 27 April
Theme: Writing Games
TweachCode #17 Monday 4 May
Theme: Solving Real World Problems
TweachCode #18 Monday 11 May
Theme: Git for Beginners
TweachCode #19 Monday 18 May
Theme: Coding with iPads
TweachCode #20 Monday 25 May
Theme: Computer Science Fundamentals
TweachCode #21 Monday 1 June
Theme: Computer Science Unplugged
TweachCode #22 Monday 8 June
Theme: Google tools for the Classroom
TweachCode #23 Monday 15 June
TweachCode #24 Monday 22 June
Theme: RaspberryPi accessories
TweachCode #25 Monday 29 June
Theme: RaspberryPi for Primary
TweachCode #26 Monday 6 July
Theme: Computer Science - 1 year on
TweachCode #27 Monday 13 July
Theme: Transition to Text Based Coding