Tag: Scratch (programming language)
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Three years ago I had great fun teaching some primary school children how to use Scratch and take their first steps towards being computer programmers of the future. At the time there was a lot of optimism about changes to the English curriculum and a return to a more rigorous teaching of computing in schools.…
Raspberry Pi ideas wanted
Every week I teach a group of 9- and 10-year-olds some core programming skills using Scratch. The children seem to love it and I certainly enjoy it – it’s good fun to see them tackle the problems and find solutions: it really reminds me of the reasons, ongoing C++ debugging slog not withstanding, that I…
Code Club first session
At last managed to lead my first “Code Club” session – it had a slightly chaotic start as none of the computers we were using had Scratch installed and nor did we have access to a login that allowed us to install Scratch in the Windows “Programs” directory – but once we worked around that…