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Codeweek.UK promotes EU Code Week across the UK

Website: www.codeweek.uk Twitter: @codeweek Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Codeweekuk-475492319315384/ The fourth EU Code Week took place from15th -23rd October 2016. It brought together children, teenagers, adults, parents, teachers, entrepreneurs and...

Code Week UK set for success!

Code Week UK is almost here and excitement is growing as we finalise plans to bring coding to more people around the country. In Northern Ireland, 42 teachers are signed up so far to an event in Belfast on the 18th October run by iTeach. In London, we will be...

7 things I’ve learned from running a Code Club

Code Clubs generally take place after school, either in a school itself, or a community space such as a library or community centre. Aimed at children aged 9 – 11, they provide a fun, informative, exciting introduction to learning to code using free software and...

Guinea Pigs and Time Machines

Can you code? How did you learn? What inspired you to take your first steps? One of our board members, Jane Waite, tells us her story: “I was very fortunate to be taught Computer Studies back in the late 70’s. My A level Maths teacher, Mr Markham, decided to...

Cracking the code: open-ended problem solving

I love open ended problem solving with my classes. I once gave my year 5 class the integers 1,2,3,4 and set them the challenge of using each number once, with any operations they chose, to get the biggest total. I asked them to do this as a 10 minute filler before we...

Game of Drones

Everybody remembers the Roamer. The grey half sphere with wheels that had a little hole in it to insert a pencil or marker so that we could program it to move in the shape of a square or other 2D shapes. It was a fantastic little device that introduced programming to...