Why we don’t need to start teaching coding in primary schools

Ciaran Cannon is one of the most innovative politicians I know and he is passionate about education and technology. While he was a Minister in the government, he created the EXCITED movement, which showcased some of the best examples of technology use in Irish schools as well as some great discussions on the subject. He is one of … Read moreWhy we don’t need to start teaching coding in primary schools

Computer Programming with Kids

There’s a lot of hype around teaching children to learn computer programming but what age is a child ready to go down the road of programming. Marshall Brain thinks between 10 and 13 in the article linked above. Scratch is a language designed for children aged 8 and above. Whatever age you believe, this article gives some great links to computer programming languages and pre-programming languages for children of all ages.

What's all the fuss with Scratch?

Scratch is a visual programming language suitable for children from the age of 8.  It’s very simple to use and it can lead to some very interesting projects.  Last year, I did a project with some 5th and 6th class pupils where they created a cartoon.  The learning involved was amazing: planning, storyboarding, storytelling, art, … Read moreWhat's all the fuss with Scratch?

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