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    This is brilliant. Only a coder will appreciate it.
    http://adam-lynch.github.io/ked/
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    That's excellent.
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      As for Boolean - well, naturally, like.
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        #4
        Is it suitable for a youngfella (11) into coding?
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          #5
          Originally posted by Valencia View Post
          Is it suitable for a youngfella (11) into coding?
          Have you looked into the coder dojo thingy ?

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            #6
            Originally posted by Valencia View Post
            Is it suitable for a youngfella (11) into coding?
            Yeah, Coder Dojo is great. They're not going to be writing any masterpieces but it gives them a serious leg-up over other kids when they are comfortable with the basics. It's more about getting them to approach a problem in the right way - i.e. breaking it down into small manageable steps and tackling each of these individually.

            Its worth having a read of this blog post
            Last edited by B.A.; 19th-April-2013, 10:12.
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              Originally posted by B.A. View Post
              Its worth having a read of this blog post
              There's a good idea behind that blog, I don't think he writes it or puts it across very well though.

              I've been trying to learn how to code for a while now. I've never put a huge amount of effort into it, but I've chugged away picking some of the very basic elements. I've gotten to a point now where I can look at simple bits of code (language dependent) and have a vague notion of what's happening in there. The problem I have now is that I don't know what the best way of doing something is. I could spend hours trying to come up with a way of doing something, only to find there's an easy algorithm that someone came up with in the 50s that could do it for me in seconds.

              The main idea behind coding is less about the language and more about the process. With computers everything has to spelled out explicitly. You do X first, then Y. Z interacts with A to cause B. If you can understand how to structure things, and how to get things interacting in the right order you have most of coding down. The actual language part of it is very minimal.
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                Yeah, the design is more important than the actual implementation. Don't take coding too lightly though, its like learning to speak - you start off with small simple commands but as you get more comfortable with them you can combine them into very powerful blocks of code. There are very few problems that haven't been solved, but you're not going to learn if you just google everything you come up against.
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                  Anyone know if any of the CoderDojo sessions go out over Skype?
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                    #10
                    Originally posted by rathbaner View Post
                    Anyone know if any of the CoderDojo sessions go out over Skype?
                    old thread but wasnt sure where to put this. son stumbled across this site recently:

                    www.scratch.mit.edu


                    its an MIT maintained coding project online. they represent coding methods and constructs with icon bricks that you assemble into code. only had a brief play around with it but looks good and might be helpful for some youngsters starting out who dont have code dojo access. sample of a basic "program":

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                      Last edited by B.A.; 8th-March-2018, 15:17. Reason: topic was already covered
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                        #12
                        I've been doing Harvard's intro to computer science class, CS50 via edx (a MOOC platform.) They start off the whole show with an assignment in Scratch. I knew enough about variables, conditions and loops that it was grand, but even then it was surprisingly easy to get something up and running.

                        A determined teen would do well out of CS50. They have everything automated via tools they provide, include an online (Cloud9) ide that's set up for coding their assignments and which automatically grades them. I've gotten a lot out of it in my free time, especially with the social media support around it with other people doing the course.

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                          Originally posted by Hugged Rugger View Post
                          old thread but wasnt sure where to put this. son stumbled across this site recently:

                          www.scratch.mit.edu


                          its an MIT maintained coding project online. they represent coding methods and constructs with icon bricks that you assemble into code. only had a brief play around with it but looks good and might be helpful for some youngsters starting out who dont have code dojo access. sample of a basic "program":

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                          My son uses scratch and loves it. It seems like a well respected intro to programming for kids. The school provides after hours classes in scratch

                          see also:
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                            My young fella has been using Stratch Jr since he started school at 4. He seems to enjoy it. Always good to have an idea of code but with the coming of AI it's not going to be a long term career option imho.
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                              could computer programmers designing something that will replace themselves qualify for darwin awards?
                              Last edited by Hugged Rugger; 8th-March-2018, 16:40.
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