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 15/12/2018

  Code club is back this Saturday 15/12/2018. We will be carrying on with existing projects and helping new members get started.  Lots of activities to have a  go at. UPDATE This will be our LAST code club before Christmas, and probably the last of 2018.  In which case Code Club will commence on the…

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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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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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CodeClub Paignton – Update

  Just a quick update. I will hopefully running the Paignton Code Club from 15th September 2018. I am NOT taking over on a permanent basis,   but want to keep the club running until the group leader is able to take over and carry on.  I can then go back to just helping out…

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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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