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20 Nov

Screenshot 2013-11-20 20.33.52 – here’s the link!

One of our recent Scratch clubs with 2nd and 3rd classes focused on a tutorial, made for Computer Science Education Week (9th December – 15th December). It uses Blockly to introduce children to writing basic code. Blockly is quite similar to Scratch in many ways and the children adapted very quickly!

We noticed that this tutorial was great for the children’s problem-solving skills, as they tested their code regularly and fixed it when it went wrong. It starts off at a very easy level and gets more challenging as it goes. It’s a really enjoyable activity and it’s an ideal activity for your child to work on alone or with an adult!

Thanks to Mags Amond who showed us this link. We follow Mags on Twitter here! She always has great suggestions and links for ICT!

Try out the activity above and let us know how you got on!

4 Responses to “Hour of Code – Computer Science Education Week”

  1. Ameesh
    4:21 pm on November 22nd, 2013

    I like the angry bird game

  2. Mags Amond
    8:51 pm on November 22nd, 2013

    Thanks for the kind words, glad you liked learning this way. I love learning with fun and interesting stuff myself. Mags

  3. Ms. Sexton
    7:14 pm on November 23rd, 2013

    Thanks Mags (and welcome to the blog!)
    It really went down a storm. It was amazing to watch the problem-solving going on – some of the club were moving out into a bit of space to test out their code by walking through it, while others preferred to work together and others tested every component as they went. We were really impressed, but not surprised, by our bright sparks in Scratch club!

  4. Mike smith
    7:34 am on January 3rd, 2014

    I think every child would love to play such these games and if they can teach them some thing then it becomes fabulous.

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