What do programmers at NASA and seven year olds in a Computer Science classroom have in common? They both program in Python! In this blog post, our Program Leader Michael, a Computer Science teacher, shares his knowledge and experience teaching coding to young people. Is Python accessible? I’ve been teaching Python to school aged children […]
Computers are everywhere, changing every industry on the planet. This week is a global movement by Computer Science Education Week and Code.org to teach students about coding and computer science. The event takes place during Computer Science Education Week, which is December 6-12th this year. It’s an opportunity for every child to learn how the […]
Python is one of the most popular languages in both industry, research, and many other creative fields and is an incredibly fantastic and easy language to get started with! Python is taught at GCSE, A-Level, and at University, so learning Python early on will give your child a head start academically and to support future […]
Much like reading, improving your child’s coding and tech skills need to be supported as part of everyday education and learning. The best position to be in is where your child has the motivation and excitement to work on projects independently, but how do we reach this point? In this blog post, we break down […]
Have you ever heard your Roblox-obsessed child saying words like “obby, brick battle, robux” and you’re clueless as to what they’re talking about? You’re not alone. Of course, with millions of users of Roblox across the world, the young community of gamers and creatives have developed their own Roblox-specific slang. As a guide for parents, […]
As technology continues to shape our futures, learning a computer programming language has become increasingly important for adults and kids alike. Just as there are thousands of languages and dialects spoken globally, there are many different programming languages, each with its own unique rules and applications. So what coding language should my child start learning […]
Computers are everywhere, changing every industry on the planet. The Hour of Code is a global movement by Computer Science Education Week and Code.org to teach students about coding and computer science. The event takes place during Computer Science Education Week, which is December 7-13th this year. It’s an opportunity for every child to learn how […]
Coding is part of the discipline of Computer Science which itself is defined by the term ‘Computational Thinking’. Seymor Papert, the renowned mathematician, computer scientist, and educator, wrote in his seminal book Mindstorms: Children, Computers, and Powerful Ideas (1980) that computational thinking is a ‘mode of thought’. It is a thinking discipline which, Papert claimed, […]
In the past, eager parents wanted their children to become accountants, doctors and lawyers. Today, you are just as likely to hear parents talking about their kids becoming software developers, computer scientists and technology entrepreneurs. Here are our top eight reasons for encouraging your child to learn to code. Develops Confidence and Independence One of […]
Johannes, our Python tutor, explains why. Coding is a hot topic. Last summer break our Python course was hugely popular as many kids are showing the desire to learn this programming language. Here’s what you need to know about our Python course. What’s Python and how is it used? Python is a high-level interpreted programming language. […]
This is a spotlight on the first of a series on new courses we are introducing in the new year: Junior Coder offers a solid (and fun!) start for absolute beginners.
“Most of us lived this through the interface. But, in the midst of all this easy-to-use technology, somehow we lost touch with the fact that someone has to build it all. And the kids have become consumers, sitting slack-jawed and motionless above the wrists for hours, killing baddies but never knowing the thrill of summoning the code-driven genies themselves. So how can we halt this decline? It’s simple – let’s get young people excited about coding.”
Python has overtaken French as the most popular language to learn in primary schools, according to a new survey.
Wondering about the benefits of learning to programme and write computer code? See the article I wrote for Jump! Mag about why kids should be coding! Image credit: Jump! Mag
A great video from Code.org about some of the today’s most familiar faces and what coding has meant to them.