Coding in Primary Schools
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Coding in Primary Schools
Looking at different ways of teaching and learning with coding and programming in primary schools.
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Chris McWilliam's ICT Subject Leader blog: Blog 17: Ideas for introducing game making

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Lego WeDo and Scratch - Simon Haughton's Blog

Lego WeDo and Scratch - Simon Haughton's Blog | Coding in Primary Schools | Scoop.it
A few days ago I treated myself to a Lego WeDo construction set.
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Questioning Coding | Oliver Quinlan via @oliverquinlan

Questioning Coding | Oliver Quinlan via @oliverquinlan | Coding in Primary Schools | Scoop.it
Teaching computational thinking simply through
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Jake Levine: Why learning to code isn’t as important as learning to build something via @niemanlab

Jake Levine: Why learning to code isn’t as important as learning to build something via @niemanlab | Coding in Primary Schools | Scoop.it
"Programming is a means to an end, not an end in itself. You should be trying to do as little of it as possible to make the thing that you want."
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Coding, Computer Science and iPads - My Current View @skinnyboyevans

Coding, Computer Science and iPads - My Current View @skinnyboyevans | Coding in Primary Schools | Scoop.it
Photo Credit: flickingerbrad via Compfight cc I have spoken a lot recently about my frustration with a lack of apps that help teach children to code. Largely this frustration is centred around the ...
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Scratch 2.0 Resources and Planning - Simon Haughton's Blog via @simonhaughton

Scratch 2.0 Resources and Planning - Simon Haughton's Blog via @simonhaughton | Coding in Primary Schools | Scoop.it
Scratch 2.0 (beta) was recently put online for people to use - http://beta.scratch.mit.edu/ I've just spent the morning making up lots of resources to help children code a variety of games using it - I hope they're useful!
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Teaching Computer Science and ICT

Teaching Computer Science and ICT | Coding in Primary Schools | Scoop.it
The Digital Schoolhouse @ Langley Grammar School. Excellence in teaching Computer Science and ICT in a creative curriculum.
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Scratchel via @mwclarkson

A scratch project designed to introduce students to computer programming through problem solving in Scratch.
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Mitch Resnick: Let's teach kids to code | Video on TED.com

Coding isn’t just for computer whizzes, says Mitch Resnick of MIT Media Lab -- it’s for everyone.
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'Hakitzu' Teaches Kids to Code With Robot Warriors via @josiefraser

'Hakitzu' Teaches Kids to Code With Robot Warriors via @josiefraser | Coding in Primary Schools | Scoop.it
Hakitzu, an iPad strategy game, teaches players how to code by typing basic JavaScript to control characters.
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20 Awesome Projects for Raspberry Pi Microcomputers via @chrisleach78

20 Awesome Projects for Raspberry Pi Microcomputers via @chrisleach78 | Coding in Primary Schools | Scoop.it
The internet is overflowing with DIY projects involving the popular tiny, cheap computer. Here are 20 of the best.
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Raspberry Pi : The Unofficial Tutorial

Raspberry Pi : The Unofficial Tutorial | Coding in Primary Schools | Scoop.it
Get to know the world’s favorite $25 computer: the Raspberry Pi.
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Why your 8-year-old should be coding

Why your 8-year-old should be coding | Coding in Primary Schools | Scoop.it
"I have two kids, nine and six, a boy and a girl. And they're exposed to so much technology. But their schools haven't changed in 50 years. They're teaching the same stuff in different ways."
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