Coding for Beginners

I'm learning to code with Codecademy and I think everyone should - including children. And especially girls!
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Hopscotch - a children's programming language on the iPad! Not as sophisticated as Scratch but a great starting point for younger children. It's free and still in Beta. My daughter loves it!

Hopscotch - a children's programming language on the iPad! Not as sophisticated as Scratch but a great starting point for younger children. It's free and still in Beta. My daughter loves it!

Scratch Junior is a version of Scratch for younger children that works on the iPad.

Scratch Junior is a version of Scratch for younger children that works on the iPad.

Hackasaurus. Get your X-Ray goggles and see what lies behind those web pages you've been browsing.  Interesting, huh?  Now see if you can TOTALLY REMIX them!!!!  Yeah!

Hackasaurus. Get your X-Ray goggles and see what lies behind those web pages you've been browsing. Interesting, huh? Now see if you can TOTALLY REMIX them!!!! Yeah!

Al Sweigart's theory is that nobody wants to lean how to program; they want to learn how to make programs. The eBook is free to download.

Al Sweigart's theory is that nobody wants to lean how to program; they want to learn how to make programs. The eBook is free to download.

So - you want to Teach your Kids Computer Programming? A useful blog post with ideas for teaching children of various ages to program.

So - you want to Teach your Kids Computer Programming? A useful blog post with ideas for teaching children of various ages to program.

Code Club - The Interview.  Brilliant Promo video for CodeClub - a project to set up a nationwide network of after-school closing clubs.

Code Club - The Interview. Brilliant Promo video for CodeClub - a project to set up a nationwide network of after-school closing clubs.

New York organisation offers lessons in coding aimed at women.  They operate in a number of cities round the US.

New York organisation offers lessons in coding aimed at women. They operate in a number of cities round the US.

Teknoteacher's audioboo describes how he teaches Python to Yr 7 children (11/12 year olds) and the resources he uses.

Teknoteacher's audioboo describes how he teaches Python to Yr 7 children (11/12 year olds) and the resources he uses.

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