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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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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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 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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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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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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