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Ada’s poetry generator a Scratch Project

This is a great project for The Code Club. Not only does the project celebrate the first Programmer, Ada Lovelace, it also covers literacy because the children make lists of Nouns: Adverbs and Verbs to include in their poem generator.... Continue Reading →

Ada Lovelace Resources

Brain Pop is a site you have to pay for but it has a lot of free resources including this on women in science and the fabulous Ada Lovelace!

Is Computer Programming hard to learn ?

Nice little Video to show children what Computer Programming is.

Dorling Kindersley Coding Dorling Kindersley have just publlished a start coding page. It is especially good for primary aged children  and comes with a simple explanation using blockly how coding works and why it is used. Once again it has the elegant... Continue Reading →

Ian Livingstone applies to create ‘gaming’ school

A school teaching video gaming? could it work? British games industry veteran Ian Livingstone has formally applied to launch a free school with lessons built using video gaming. Computer school, gaming school, Ian Livingstone

Mary Coombs computer programmer

Mary Coombs (1929-), computer programmer, was one of the first programmers to work on the LEO computers produced by J Lyons and Co. and the first female commercial programmer. She developed programs both for internal company use and for a... Continue Reading →

Computing Pirate programmable robot mat/ Map

Lovely pirate map for the early years  to start thinking and speaking in computational language.

Nice online Simple Scratch Tutorial for beginners

Pair Programming on You Tube

I like this video as it is a simple introduction to working together to code on the computer.

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