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5 Reasons to Join Computing Communities

5 Reasons to Join Computing Communities

Teaching can be a lonely profession, especially if, as is often the case, you are the sole teacher of ICT or Computing in your school. Whether you’re on your own or part of a team, I’d thoroughly recommend joining a community or several. Why?

Let's all pull together! Photo by Opensource

You’re not alone

The next time someone asks you to an impossible task, or a parent complains because you haven’t taught her child how to write their own operating system, a community is a good place to unburden yourself. Chances are, others in the group have faced the same thing themselves. It proves that you are not going insane — or, if you indeed are, at least you’re in good company.

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Terry Freedman is an independent educational ICT consultant with over 35 years of experience in education. He publishes the ICT in Education website and the newsletter “Digital Education."