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Making Marking Awesome with software development tools

Andrew Charlton, Venerable Bede CoE Academy


This session will introduce some excellent free tools and services, which we can use in our classrooms to help us:
- Distribute skeleton code to our students.
- Collect work in without having to save a bunch of email attachments.
- Provide immediate feedback on our students’ work.
- Create a dialogue between teachers and students, to help them progress.
- Keep a record of how our students’ work evolves as a result of feedback.
We will be using Python as our programming language in this session but the tools used are language-agnostic, and only a very basic knowledge of Python will be necessary. The tools/services we will be using are industry-standard and include: Git, GitHub and Travis CI.

Relevant Key Stages: KS3, KS4, KS5

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Andrew Charlton's biography

Since graduating with a degree in Engineering, Andrew has been teaching some combination of Maths, Physics and Computing for the past 8 years. He is a huge fan of python and uses it almost every day for tasks from data analysis to timetabling to creating maths/physics simulations.

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