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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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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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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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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CPD Update 2018 – Part 1

CPD Update 2018 – Part 1   Over the past week or so I have been working hard to update my CPD and CV. Firstly on the 16th of Feb I attended a Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness course. This was presented by the Children’s society and held at the Foyer in Torquay. I found out…

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