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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CodeClub Paignton – Update 2

  First code club session on the 15th September went well.  I am now looking forward to the next session.  I have printed out all the activities for Scratch : Module 1,   so can add these to the resources for code club. I should probably get a Trinket account ( https://trinket.io/ ) as this is used…

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Essential digital skills framework

  Looks like the Digital Skills Framework has been updated : (12/9/2018) Looks pretty straightforward. Makes interesting reading and some of the statistics are interesting too.   Not sure if these are based on people who have ‘bits of paper’ or from other research. I am sure that I am able to do the following :-…

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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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Xournal

  Xournal is an application for notetaking, sketching, keeping a journal using a stylus. It is free software (GNU GPL) and runs on Linux (recent distributions) and other GTK+/Gnome platforms. It is similar to Microsoft Windows Journal or to other alternatives such as Jarnal, Gournal, and NoteLa I have it installed on my system,  I…

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CPD Update 2018 – Part 3

  Just a quick update as to recent CPD courses undertaken, since my last update around February. Completed: Teaching Physical Computing with Raspberry Pi and Python Teaching Programming in Primary Schools With FutureLearn and obtained formal certificates for all 3 courses completed so far £32 each or £96 in total.  I also completed the Grow…

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