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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Netbook Upgrade

  I spent a few hours this afternoon migrating my netbook from Lubuntu to Debian 9.5 (Stretch),  this went really well. There were no issues with hardware support as I had already tested this before migration. So having installed the base OS,  installed extra software and copied back all my backed up files.  I am…

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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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Updates May 2018

  The past week has seen a somewhat flurry of activity around a range of different issues. Firstly,  I was contacted with regard to CoderDojos starting up in Devon.   This is really exciting as it takes Code Club to the next level and extends participation to 7 – 17 year olds.   There should be a…

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Futurelearn course update May 2018

  I have decided to undertake my next future learn course ‘Teaching programming in Primary Schools‘.  This covers using scratch to create simple and more complex programs.  It is designed also cover the basic concepts in programming. Hopefully I can not only use what is taught to  help me as a Teaching Assistant in schools…

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Scratch 3.0

  SCRATCH 3.0 August 2018 will see a new release of the Scratch programming environment.   Scratch 3.0 preview needs WebGL installed.  I got scratch 3 working by installing chromium browser on my Linuxmint desktop..  This seems to have WebGL support built in,  the default Firefox browser does not appear to have this.  (I may be…

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Exeter Pi Jam – April 2018

Exeter Raspberry Pi Jam – April 2018 Presented by 2.times do,   and held at Exeter Library This months Exeter Pi jam was really busy and varied.   Held in the Rougemont room,   there were lots of people including families all hacking away at various projects.   Outside of the main room on the way in was the…

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