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EU Code Week

Sept. 28, 2021

EU Code Week is a grassroots initiative which aims to bring coding and digital literacy to everybody in a fun and engaging way.  Learning to code helps us make sense of the rapidly changing world around us and the EU Code Week website has a range of resources and toolkits for teachers to help you get started. This year #CodeWeek runs from 9th-24th October.

If you are joining in with #CodeWeek we have picked our top three ways that you can support coding in school.

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National Coding Week 2021

Sept. 8, 2021

National Coding Week is a volunteer-led organisation aiming to help build people’s confidence and skills by encouraging volunteers to run fun and engaging digital events. This year the week runs from September 14th-20th and there are a number of ways that schools can get involved. If you are joining in with #NationalCodingWeek we have picked our top three ways that you can support coding in school with 2Simple.

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Computer Science week with Python in Pieces

Nov. 30, 2020

Computer Science education week is held annually in recognition of the birthday of computing pioneer Admiral Grace Murray Hooper; this year the week runs from December 7-13. Python in Pieces would be a perfect resource to use for #HourOfCode. Transition your students from block-based coding to Python with guided lessons, open-ended activities and the ability to translate block-code to Python in both directions.

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Python in Pieces

June 16, 2020

Python in Pieces is an interactive coding environment, designed to build student and teacher confidence in the text-based coding language of Python. With the ability to easily translate from block-code to Python, in BOTH directions, meaning that students quickly become empowered to progress from the expectations of KS2 through to KS3. We visited Caroline Chisholm School (before Lockdown) to see Python in Pieces in action.

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Python in Pieces - Q and A - Part 2

March 13, 2020

We launched Python in Pieces, an interactive coding environment, designed to build student and teacher confidence in the text-based coding language of Python at Bett in January and are pleased to say that it has already been shortlisted for an ERA award.

This is the second part of our Q and A session with the developers of the programme, to look at how it supports pupils and why Python should be taught in schools.

You can read Part 1 here.

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