New to buying/trading cryptocurrencies and confused with which one to use? Here’s a breakdown.

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Note: Before setting up an account with either Coinbase or Coinbase pro you will need:

Coinbase — Setting Up

If you are newbie to the space, setting up a Coinbase account and purchasing your first cryptocurrency will be relatively straightforward, due to the simplicity of the user interface. HOWEVER, the biggest…


On April 14th, 2021, Coinbase will be the first major Cryptocurrency Company to go public. But what does that mean and why is it important for investors?

Coinbase: ‘A secure platform that makes it easy to buy, sell, and store cryptocurrency like Bitcoin, Ethereum, and more’. (https://www.coinbase.com/).

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What is the Coinbase IPO?

Coinbase is the largest cryptocurrency exchange platform in the US, and unlike other similar companies, Coinbase is going to be available on the Nasdaq stock exchange on April 14 2021, after going through with their initial public offering (IPO).

Notably, while other (traditional) IPOs make use of investment banks to help sell their…


A few weeks ago when lining up after lunch, one of my students asked me this question. My first thought was to respond “well this is our uniform”, which at the time seemed reasonable. However, it probably left the student with more questions, and got me thinking about what it must be like from a student’s perspective, which inspired the following poem and research:

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Dear Teacher,

We’re told to be role models for the younger students,

To tuck in our shirts and lead by example,

But when I ask for the same guidance from you,

I’m met with glares and…


While implementing coding as a prerequisite to teaching may not be plausible, what could be the benefits of teachers being able to code be?

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1) Delivering Computing Lessons

In 2014, the National Curriculum in the UK saw a shift from ‘ICT’ lessons to those of ‘Computing’. With this, children from the age of 5 would start their journey in learning how to code, and by the end of Key Stage 3 (ages 11–14), they should be able to use 2 or more programming languages. While in secondary schools there are computer science teachers, primary school teachers often have to teach these lessons, without a complete understanding of the subject as a whole, and/or in coding. When teaching other subject areas, such as Maths and Reading, a teacher’s more…


A few of my highlights from teaching students online.

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While I think any educator, student and/or parent can come to the agreement that being in school is best for children academically, socially and emotionally, in looking back there were a few positives to teaching online.

1) A new found respect for students’ home lives

As a teacher we do have some understanding of what a child goes home to each day, but online teaching has been quite eye-opening. From having no wifi in the house to younger siblings crying in the background of lessons on equivalent fractions; students were still attending live lessons, still asking questions and still submitting all of their work.

2) Student responsibility

It was during a few…


It is safe to say that learning has not been limited to the students.

As a primary school teacher throughout 2020 and 2021, it is safe to say that learning has not been limited to the students! I went into Microsoft Teams at the start of 2021 as a complete novice, but have come through the other side with some deep appreciation for a variety of tools on Microsoft Teams. Perhaps you want to fast-forward your own learning process, or perhaps you’re just curious about the tools I found the most useful — either way, enjoy reading. :)

1) Adding a tab within a channel

Jasmine Taylor

#educator sharing ideas and tools.

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