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Parent-led Programming Club at Flora Stevenson’s Primary

For many parents and teachers, computer programming can initially seem intimidating. This is not the case, however, for the pupils who take part in a very successful weekly programming club at Flora Stevenson Primary School. At this club, pupils are … Continue reading

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Free Programming Workshops from ComputerXplorers

In conjunction with British Science Week (11 – 18 March) ComputerXplorers are offering free programming workshops for pupils which will teach them to program their own computer games.  In addition, teachers are offered a free ‘Introduction to Programming’ session designed … Continue reading

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Leith Primary School Win a Place at First Lego League Final

Last weekend, a team from Leith Primary School won the regional final of the First Lego League, beating 17 other teams (both primary and secondary) to secure their place in the UK and Ireland final next month. The all-girl team, … Continue reading

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Apps for Good – a novel way to deliver computational thinking and foster creativity

Apps for Good is a charitable organisation aiming to allow students the opportunity to prepare for the real world by taking part in an app-designing challenge. They have created structured programmes where young people are challenged to come up with … Continue reading

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Coding Week @ Echline PS

Jude Moir, P7 teacher at Echline Primary School, describes a very successful coding week run by his school just before the summer holidays: Last session Primary 4/5 and Primary 5 took part in a week-long interdisciplinary project that involved them … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi @ St Peter’s Primary

Last session P4 at St Peter’s Primary took part in the ‘Hour of Code’ and submitted the project to the Raspberry Pi Foundation. They were successful in winning five Raspberry Pis and, with the support of a parent, are exploring … Continue reading

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Resources for Computational Thinking

What is Computational Thinking and why should we teach it? How can I teach Computational Thinking? There are many great resources which can be used to introduce the concepts of computational thinking and programming at primary level. Below are just a … Continue reading

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