This summer I would like to learn to code
with a view to teaching it in class next year.
I know many students are interested
in coding too.
Here are four websites I think may be useful.
1. Code Monster gives children an introduction to
2. Scratch is a programming language
created specially for 8-to-16-year-olds.
I like the look of Scratch as it is very visual
and so may suit visual learners.
It made up of bricks that you drag
to the workspace in order to animate sprites.
3. Scratch was built to program, however
you might like to try Tynker
which was designed to teach programming
through a series of lessons.
Edited to add: you would have to pay
to use Tynker.
4. Then there is Codeacademy.
and a number of other programming languages.
It is a friendly website
which has sent me encouraging emails
ever since I joined.
I hope you find this list useful.
If you have any advice for those
of us setting out to learn how to code,
please leave a comment.
Update: How did I get on?
Well you can see how far
I had got in a fortnight here.
More updates to follow 🙂