# LookingForEmployment

## April 26, 2022

Code Club & STEM Group updates 4

Identify different video out connectors. I am making this post, as I may need to ask people what type of video connectors they have on their hardware, this will help them, help me. I can then turn up at a school or other venue with the correct cables.

A few pictures below, from OpenClipArt

VGA Connector

HDMI Connector, this should give a rough idea of the size, shape

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## April 25, 2022

Code Club & STEM Group updates 3

Pi-Brella

The Pi-brella is a small add on board for the original Raspberry Pi, but still functions on newer models. This had features, such as a buzzer, i/o sockets, a switch and LEDs.

A few photos below

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## April 22, 2022

Code Club & STEM Group updates 2

Working on a few resources to support code club, if there are doubts about my ability to put effort in to something then these are clearly misguided.

I am looking for employment to support and help with STEM. At code club & STEM Group, I think there is scope to help with

• Physical computing
• Electronics
• General coding (Scratch, Python)
• Networking
• BASH Command line
• BASH Scripting
• Data Detox workshops
• Study skills

Along with a lot more,

A few photos below

Raspberry Pi, set up with a Breadboard and wires. I just need to re-flash the SDcard.

LED Bargraph (this can be connected to a PI using Female to Female leads, however using Female to Male leads, it can be connected to an Arduino.)

LED Traffic Lights (this can be connected to a PI using Female to Female leads, however using Female to Male leads, it can be connected to an Arduino.)

The GPIO header allows connection of a Pi to a header on a breadboard for prototyping, the other end (under the board) plugs in to the Pi.

We will hopefully carry on at the next STEM Group meeting.

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## February 25, 2022

Building a ping pong ball shooter – part 2

Building a ping pong ball shooter

Further to the previous post, the ball shooter is now built up. I do need to solder this together, at some point. For now, it works as it is. This is the test I did at the library (more space).

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## February 24, 2022

Building a ping pong ball shooter

Building a ping pong ball shooter

As part of an order from Better Equipped, I sent for a ping pong ball shooter. This consists of two rotating disks, which propel a ping pong ball forward.

So far, I have only partly built this. I need to do some soldering to complete. I also want to find a safe place to test it. This project will be demonstrated at the Paignton Library STEM group, but could be used in a school too. This would support, Science, Maths, Design & Technology and possibly other subjects.

Photos

Front showing wheels.

Note : Final wiring will be different to this.

Rear showing motors.

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## June 12, 2021

E-learning at work : Equality and diversity – 12/6/2021

As part of my commitment to CPD and training. I have now completed a course on equality and diversity.

There are a total of 7 training Topics included in this online training course that cover the key syllabus of Equality & Diversity. As part of this online training course, learners will be required to complete a series of multiple-choice questions. These modules include:

Topic 1 What is meant by the term ‘Equality and Diversity’?
Topic 2 Consequences of inequality
Topic 3 Human rights
Topic 4 The Equality Act
Topic 5 Inclusive and exclusive models of society
Topic 6 Promoting inclusion
Topic 7 Creating fairer workplaces



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## June 3, 2021

E-learning at work : Positive Handling in Schools – 3/6/2021

As part of my commitment to CPD and training. I decided to press on and complete the e-learning at work Food Allergens course today.

This course will start by looking at some examples and statistics which highlight the seriousness and extent of aggressive pupil behaviour, it will then go on to explain how you can identify the stages of aggression and provide some tips on how you could de-escalate a pupil before they lash out. It also looks at where the law stands on this subject and finally best practice in theory if you ever do need to restrain a pupil.


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## June 2, 2021

E-learning at work : Food Allergens – 2/6/2021

As part of my commitment to CPD and training. I decided to press on and complete the e-learning at work Food Allergens course today.

Suitable for all food professionals working in the production, storage or service of food, this online training course will provide vital knowledge on Food Allergens and managing them safely within catering, food manufacturing and retail environments.


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## June 1, 2021

E-learning at work : COSHH – 1/6/2021

As I would like to try and work as a School laboratory technician. I am taking some steps to gain the essential skills and or knowledge for this post.

I therefore completed a course on Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) today. This is a step in the right direction, hopefully demonstrates a commitment to CPD. This also demonstrates the ability to identify and address training needs.

However this training is also essential for other workplaces too.

This course covers what you need to know about the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH). It’s aimed at anyone who is exposed to Substances Hazardous to Health at work, as well as line managers with responsibility for such people.



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## March 14, 2021

OpenLearn : Childhood in the digital age

I have just started a 12 hour OpenLearn course, Childhood in the digital age. However I really need to be working in a school to do this course as the first activity asks

What do you think? How might technology hinder children’s physical, social and cognitive development, and how might it provide exciting opportunities for learning?

Make a note of you thoughts at the start of this course. Use a notebook or digital notepad that you can refer back to at a later date.


So while I can answer the question. I would really like to answer this and other course activities, following discussion with children / young people and teachers, in order to help me answer this with an informed and evidence based approach.

I may therefore defer going any further until I am able to do this. Adds value to working as a TA if I can also use this as a way to help with OU Open Learn courses.

In the meantime I am open to offers of employment.

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