The workshops got off to a great start this week, in particular the BAFTA Young Game Designers course as students work towards creating their awesome games to enter into the national competition.
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First Coding is very happy to reveal that after a summer of hard work our teaching resources are now online and available. Our resource packs are a subscription based online resource for primary and secondary school teachers as well as parents to aid in the teaching of computing within schools and the home. Not only does it provide teachers with classroom handouts, working project examples and PowerPoint presentations but subscribers have access to a monthly podcast of ideas for setting up coding clubs as well as a support forum and video seminars to help deliver great lessons.
A pupil, bored with being tasked with watering his grandma’s plants whilst she’s on holiday, used his Microbit lessons to build an automatic plant watering system. The water pump is activated during high sunlight levels as well as the temperature reaching a certain threshold. Such a great example of coding for the real world. Well done.