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Computer Science Week with Purple Mash

Dec. 1, 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. Purple Mash has a whole range of applications and activities that you can make use of either for an hour of code, the whole week and even throughout the year.

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EU Code Week - 10th-25th October.

Oct. 7, 2020

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 the EU Code Week website has a range of resources and toolkits for teachers to help you get started.

If you are joining in with #CodeWeek we have picked activities that you can use to support coding in school.

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National Coding Week - 14th September 2020

Sept. 10, 2020

National Coding week is a volunteer-led organisation founded in 2014. It aims to help build people’s confidence and skills by encouraging volunteers to run fun and engaging digital events. If you are joining in with #NationalCodingWeek we have picked our top three ways that you can support coding in school.

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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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Computer Science Education Week

Nov. 28, 2019

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 9-15. The annual program is dedicated to inspiring students to take an interest in computer science and develop and nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity. The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify "code", to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with 1-hour coding activities, you can find out more about the hour of code and the activities for this year here.

Purple Mash has a whole range of applications and activities that you can make use of either for an hour of code, the whole week and even throughout the year. We have highlighted our top three.

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