Earlier this month I started to learn how to code.
I posted some links then I thought might be useful.
I took advice and decided it would be better
to start with learning ‘Scratch’
as my objective is to be able to
teach coding to my students.
Scratch seems to have excellent possibilities
for the primary classroom.
On Education Posts Message Board,
I got some very useful recommendations
and so started with the Lesson Plans on Scratch.ie
A kind young relative took pity on me
and gave me her copy of ‘Scratch2Scratch’
I supplemented this learning
I also spent some time doing
‘An Hour of Code’ on Code.org
This first hour is straightforward enough
but it revises some of the basics.
I could also see that students would
enjoy the puzzles presented during the ‘hour’.
I am very taken with the potential
of ‘Scratch’ in the classroom.
However, though I would feel confident
enough now to introduce ‘Scratch’
to class and to stay perhaps
just a step ahead of my students,
for me as a learner, it is early days yet.
UPDATE: Finding Code Club World.org excellent:
both systematic and interesting.