Anita Straker

Anita Straker

Anita Straker, CB, OBE

Educationalist, games designer

Anita Straker CBOBE, is a British educationalist. After teaching maths in schools, she became Wiltshire's maths advisor and then a school inspector. The loan of a Commodore Pet by a fellow inspector sparked her interest in programming. She enjoyed using it so much she bought one herself and her knowledge of programming then led to thoughts of using computers in primary schools. She went on to pioneer computers in schools from within the Department for Education and Employment.

At that time the only primary school software available was American, so she started writing her own programs. In the 1980s, she wrote the educational text adventure games Mallory Manor (1983), Merlin's Castle (1984), Zoo (1984), Martello Tower (1986) and Puff (1986) for the BBC Micro (publisher ESM).

In the 1990s, she designed the National Numeracy Strategy for primary school children for which she received her honours. She also wrote a number of maths textbooks.


 

 

 

 

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dK'tronics Hardware and Software [Advert] ZX Computing Summer 1982 May 1982
Sinclair ZX81 Advert [Advert] ZX Computing Summer 1982 May 1982
Testing Your ZX81's Speed [Article] ZX Computing Summer 1982 May 1982
Windfall (16K Game) [Type-In Listing] ZX Computing Summer 1982 May 1982
1K Chess [Type-In Listing] ZX Computing Summer 1982 May 1982
Orbit (16K Game) [Type-In Listing] ZX Computing Summer 1982 May 1982
Bureau de Change (16K Game) [Type-In Listing] ZX Computing Summer 1982 May 1982
The Dreaded ROM Bug [Article] ZX Computing Summer 1982 May 1982
ZX81 Re-Number (Utility) [Type-In Listing] ZX Computing Summer 1982 May 1982
Building a Library [Article] ZX Computing Summer 1982 May 1982
Power Boat (16K Game) [Type-In Listing] ZX Computing Summer 1982 May 1982
Zap (16K Game) [Type-In Listing] ZX Computing Summer 1982 May 1982
Tourist Trap (16K Adventure Game) [Type-In Listing] ZX Computing Summer 1982 May 1982
Double Your RAM [Article] ZX Computing Summer 1982 May 1982
First Steps in Machine Code [Article] ZX Computing Summer 1982 May 1982
Micro Mouse (16K Game) [Type-In Listing] ZX Computing Summer 1982 May 1982
Screen Pokes for ZX80 and ZX81 [Article] ZX Computing Summer 1982 May 1982
One Armed Bandit [Type-In Listing] ZX Computing Summer 1982 May 1982
Othello (16K Game) [Type-In Listing] ZX Computing Summer 1982 May 1982
Swappo (16K Game) [Type-In Listing] ZX Computing Summer 1982 May 1982
Peek, Poke, Byte and RAM [Review] ZX Computing Summer 1982 May 1982
Clive Sets the Pace [News Item]
Uncle Clive will be donning his sweaty tracksuit to set the pace in a half-marathon to be held in July.
ZX Computing Summer 1982 May 1982
Sinclair Misses the Bus [News Item]
Sinclair and Timex were most conspicuous by their absence at the giant West Coast Faire held in San Francisco at the end of March.
ZX Computing Summer 1982 May 1982
Schools Lap it Up [News Item]
More than 2500 UK secondary schools have bought ZX81s to give their pupils hands-on computing experience.
ZX Computing Summer 1982 May 1982
Timex Buys it Up [News Item]
Sinclair Research have signed a deal with Timex in America to get the ZX81 sold through some 171,000 retail outlets in the states.
ZX Computing Summer 1982 May 1982
Users' Club [News Item]
A network of Users' Club for the ZX81 has sprung up in the UK.
ZX Computing Summer 1982 May 1982
Users Crowd it Out [News Item]
The ZX Microfairs, organised by Mike Johnston, are going from strength to strength.
ZX Computing Summer 1982 May 1982
DCP Developments' Packs [Article] ZX Computing Summer 1982 May 1982
Hypno (16K Game) [Type-In Listing] ZX Computing Summer 1982 May 1982
Crofton Keyboard Review [Review] ZX Computing Summer 1982 May 1982
Quicksilva - Nick Lambert Interview [Interview] ZX Computing Summer 1982 May 1982
Chopper Squad (1K Game) [Type-In Listing] ZX Computing Summer 1982 May 1982
Draughts (4K Game) [Type-In Listing] ZX Computing Summer 1982 May 1982
Customer File (Business Software) [Type-In Listing] ZX Computing Summer 1982 May 1982
UFO (1K Game) [Type-In Listing] ZX Computing Summer 1982 May 1982
Dixons Advert - Amstrad PCW 8256 399 [Advert] Personal Computer World - October 1985
Integrex Colourjet - 569 [Advert] Personal Computer World - October 1985
Amstrad PCW 8256 Review [Review] Personal Computer World - October 1985
Interview with Sir Clive Sinclair [Interview] Personal Computer World - October 1990 October 1990
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