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Tapping into Codecademy at The Minster School

Tapping into Codecademy at The Minster School

John Partridge, at The Minster School, uses Codecademy with students for Computing. He explains why 

I started using Codecademy right at the beginning after a recommendation from a friend working in web design. I had recently taken on the lead for Computing at The Minster School in Nottinghamshire and had been looking for ways of engaging students in coding.

In those early days I used it as an enrichment source for keen students. When students showed either an aptitude or an interest in programming we would recommend the site to them and encourage exploration of it as a way of developing their skills. It soon became clear that the site was providing a really accessible and supportive means of introducing some key principles and supporting student development.

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Get your app published in Espresso's 'Hour of Code'

Get your app published in Espresso's 'Hour of Code'

The free 'Espresso Coding' service has an exciting schools competition to support Hour of Code week
Espresso Coding is putting its weight behind the Hour of Code [UK] campaign w...

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Broadband consortia step up Net choice for schools

Broadband consortia step up Net choice for schools

They've sorted out most school internet connections – their remit – so what next for the RBCs?
The Regional Broadband Consortia were set up in 2000 by the then Labour governmen...

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Tutorfair pledges help for ‘free meals’ kids from fees

Tutorfair pledges help for ‘free meals’ kids from fees

New online tutoring service aims for ‘haves’ and ‘have nots’
A new online booking service for tutoring, Tutorfair , has pledged to provide free tutoring for pupils on free school...

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Monster mash-up of fun and phonics – and it's free

Monster mash-up of fun and phonics – and it's free

Free, fun and top quality, 'Teach Your Monster To Read' finds favour with Ceri Williams
Those of you who may have encountered the first part of Teachyourmonstertoread.com , First ...

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