Code Club 2/2/2019

  Next code club is on Saturday 2nd February 2019 at Paignton Library.  More Scratch and Python and hopefully a new helper will be dropping in to see what we are doing. More basic info on our Code Club page. Scratch Website Trinket Website

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Code Club 5/1/2019 write up

  First session of 2019.  So we are now up to 8 attendees with 3 three new attendees today, so a great start to 2019.    Using scratch 3 went without any major problems.   The children also like some of the new features such as Text to Speech. So positive start to the new year.  My…

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Code Club 20/10/2018

  Yesterdays code club went well. The attendees are still working on their own projects,  which is fine. Everyone helps each other out, so very collaborative.  However there are enough resources for any new starters who would like to use the code club materials. We have a few spaces left so are up to roughly…

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Hour of code 2018

    This year the Hour of Code will be the biggest and best ever. There is so much I can’t wait to share, and it starts with a special video! Creativity is our theme for the Hour of Code this year. Hour of Code during CS Education Week, December 3 – 9th. Students worldwide…

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Code club week 3

  Third Code Club session is Tomorrow 6/10/2018.   10 – 12 at Paignton Library and Information Centre.   Update 6/10/2018 Session went well,  flyers handed out so hopefully a few more for next time ( 20/10/2018 ).  Attendees are learning well and enjoying the sessions.   Lots of resources to teach specific skills which can be…

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Code Club – Week 2

  The Paignton Code club commences on Saturday 29th September 2018 at Paignton Library and Information Centre. We will be using Scratch 2.0 which is freely available but having an account may be helpful so you can store what you have created for the next club or work on at home.    I have printed Module…

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Scratch 2.0 development

The main topics covered in the Teaching programming in primary schools are :- Variables Repetition Selection Sequencing This afternoon I put together a small scratch program that demonstrates some of these concepts. Which produces:- Now includes some user interaction.   Works nicely.  Previous programs produced Spirograph(tm) type patterns.  This program can be easily modified for this. …

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Worksheets and programming resources 1

  I am working on a set of worksheets to explain / demonstrate various programming ideas.   However as Scratch 3.0 is very close to release I am using this as a basis for these resources. I will be releasing under some sort of creative commons license, however as I am also looking for paid work…

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