Tag-Archive for ◊ programming ◊

Programming in the Classroom
Monday, October 29th, 2012 | Author:

Back in July, I wrote about an appearance on Brazilian TV where I would be discussing the use of Scratch to help with programming in school. I have just been sent the video and I thought I would share it on here. The video is mainly in Portuguese and we appear around 6:55 for 4 minutes or so. The video is mainly about the use of the Raspberry Pi, but our segment focusses on Scratch.

Ana Abar was the interviewer and she said:

“The feature was finally aired last week by Globo News (Brazil) and attracted a lot of attention. It was the programme with the highest audience of the week.”

Feel free to watch the video and let me know what you think.

The video is here.

Programming in Primary
Thursday, August 18th, 2011 | Author:

Following on from appearing on BBC Click I have been invited to attend a meeting to discuss the place of programming in the primary curriculum. In our school we use 2Do It Yourself to create games and this started in KS2 but in June we made simple games with KS1 as well. Next year we will develop this further and introduce Kodu and Scratch across the school.

So my question is, do you have any game design or programming in your school? What do you do and from what age?

If you have any examples that I can share with the audience next week it would be very much appreciated!