Tweachcode

Tweachcode - a weekly Twitter chat session for teachers of computing



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Who likes free high quality CPD that doesn’t generate any cover?

Every Monday at 8pm for the last few months I have been sat on my computer engaging in a Twitter conversation with a great group of people from around the UK and beyond.

The conversations are hosted by @TweachCode with guests sometimes joining them. A series of questions on a topic are posted out during the hour from 8-9pm and replies are shared with #TweachCode. An archive is made of the conversation using storify and are available to read on the CPD for Teachers website.

Topics have included

Pedagogy
Cross Curricular Computing
Minecraft
Mobile Apps
Raspberry Pi
Python for Key Stage 4
Solving real world problems
Transition to Text based programming

Currently there are 27 Discussions on the website.

What has been good?

  • Monday at 8pm is a good time to think about teaching and learning. It sets you up in the right frame of mind for the rest of the week.
  • A great opportunity for networking. I have picked up many followers and started following many others
  • No silly questions. People have been very supportive and have not belittled any question for being too simple or silly
  • A great balance of ‘experts’ and people wanting to find out solutions
  • An opportunity for everyone to contribute as little or as much as they want
  • Lots (and I mean lots) of great resources shared
  • Well thought out questions and prompts for the discussion

Tweachcode are now on holiday for the summer and will be back in the new school term. I can thoroughly recommend this CPD opportunity. With a permanent record made through storify participation in the discussion can be documented as CPD evidence towards Performance management targets.

Tweachcode is run by CPD for Teachers who run a number of courses throughout the year. They can be contacted on 0844 870 8935 and via hello@cpdforteachers.com

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