It’s Summer of Code at our house…
Phase 1 (Group)
Everyone works through Course 2, Course 3, and Course 4 at Code.org to ensure that we have basic conceptual understanding of key terms and ideas. I have a teacher account and can print certificates of completion!
Phase 2 (Individualized)
My youngest (5th grade) is diving back into Scratch, taking on more complex tasks and trying to create more challenging games (including, apparently, making Wack-A-Demon!). He likes to make his own board games so we may also try to figure out how to integrate our Makey Makey into his next one. If that works, maybe I’ll borrow my agency’s Hummingbird Robotics kit and see if we can go even further.
My two high school kids are learning Python. Here are some resources that we’re using:
We also found some additional Python suggestions from Carl Cheo:
Start with a code editor like Sublime Text, then maybe move on to IDE like PyCharm or PyDev for more complex projects.
What else should we be doing? Want to join us? Share what you’re up to in the comments!