What is Raspberry Pi?

You may have heard people refer to this in the context of education, and particularly around the computer sciences or robotics, so what is it? Essentially Raspberry Pi is a firm which produces a range of low cost, single-board and basic computers. These can be purchased for little more than £30, and whilst they won’t set the world alight in terms of functionality or processing power, that isn’t their purpose. Instead, these are basic systems designed to make areas like computer science and robotics much more accessible, and as such have some very solid educational applications, especially in low-income areas. Introduced in 2012, the product has far outstripped it’s expected... Read More »

Can you Learn to Revise in Better Ways?

Revision is an essential component of any learning experience. Whether you are studying,working or taking a course outside of work, revision is an important part of picking up new skills. There are ways you can learn to make it work for you. Here are some ideas: Work in a quiet spot. Make sure you won’t be disturbed and can fully concentrate on the task in hand. Choose a method that suits you. Try listening to audio recordings of information, reading, writing information down or perhaps even creating songs and music to aid your memory. Don’t be afraid to try different methods of revising. It can be easy to get bogged... Read More »

How to Help Everyone Learn

It can be hard to cater for mixed abilities, mixed interests and mixed learning methods. Some subjects will be split down into ability groups but if this is not the case for your subjects, you are going to have a much tougher job on your hands. Here are some ideas for making your teaching relevant to all: Provide written and visual learning materials. These will then appeal to people who learn in different ways. Give children a choice of activities. Of course, this will not always be possible like, for example, when you are practising exam questions. If you can though, give them options. Show them videos and play them... Read More »

Finding a New Role as a Teacher

Teachers are highly-trained professionals who will often seek new positions in schools. They may want a new challenge, they may be looking for a more advanced role or they might simply be moving to a new area of the country. If you are thinking of looking for a new teaching role, here are some ideas: • Search for jobs online. This is the easiest way to find roles that will be suitable for you as you can narrow the search down depending on your abilities and experience. • Join a recruitment agency. They will be able to help you find suitable positions and apply for them. • Make sure your... Read More »

It’s Never Too Late to Learn

Education has lots of options for everyone in the UK and the good news it, it’s never too late to become a mature student. If you are still interested in studying but you have been in the working world for a long time, read on. There are lots of reasons people might want to study. It might be to get further in your career, to get a new job, or just because you have a particular interest in something. Whatever your reasons might be, wanting to learn is the most important thing. This will get you much further than studying because you have to. If you want to try getting... Read More »