Paul Sutton

FreeCodeCamp

Code Club 20/8/2022

The next Code Club will be on Saturday 20th August 2022 @ Paignton Library, we will carry on with what we are doing, mostly Hour of Code, block based programming, Scratch and the Free Code Camp responsive web design course.

We need MORE people in Torbay to come forward and run Code Clubs. Code Clubs could really benefit from working together too, so we can share expertise to benefit those who attend. We can then come together at STEM group meetings and share further.

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#CodeClub,#FreeCodeCamp,#Microbit,#Scratch,#Python,#WebDesign,#Lego,#Coding,#Education,#LookingForWork,#LegoWeDo, #Replit,#Minetest

Next session

  • Next Code Club is Saturday 3th September 2022.

Please contact Paignton Library for details and booking.

Code Club 6/8/2022

The next Code Club will be on Saturday 6th August 2022 @ Paignton Library, we will carry on with what we are doing, mostly Hour of Code, block based programming, Scratch and the Free Code Camp responsive web design course.

We need MORE people in Torbay to come forward and run code clubs. I think code clubs would really benefit from working together too, so we can share expertise to benefit those who attend. We can then come together at STEM group meetings and share further.

Links

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#CodeClub,#FreeCodeCamp,#Microbit,#Scratch,#Python,#WebDesign,#Lego,#Coding,#Education,#LookingForWork,#LegoWeDo, #Replit

Next session

  • Next STEM Group meeting is Saturday 13th August 2022.

Please contact Paignton Library for details and booking.

Code Club 16/7/2022 Write up

It was fairly quiet again today, probably due to the weather. Nevertheless it was a good, productive session and attendees left having learnt a few more skills.

Lots of good coding with Hour of code activities too.

So very positive going forward.

  • The next Code Club will be on Saturday 6th August 2022 @ Paignton Library,
  • Next STEM Group meeting is Saturday 13th August 2022.
    • Part the plan for this STEM session is to look at the August Space Telescope Science Institute lecture about the James Webb Telescope lecture video.

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#CodeClub,#FreeCodeCamp,#Microbit,#Scratch,#Python,#WebDesign,#Lego,#Coding,#Education,#LookingForWork,#LegoWeDo, #Replit

Please contact Paignton Library for details and booking.

Code Club 16/7/2022

Next code club is :- Saturday 16th July 2022. 10am to 12:00 Paignton Library & Information Centre

So more of the same,

  • Scratch
  • HTML/CSS,
  • Python.
  • Hour Of code
  • Computer audit, we need to figure out which PC's have issues, so I will attempt to undertake some of this during the session.
  • Whatever else we can do during the session

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#CodeClub,#FreeCodeCamp,#Microbit,#Scratch,#Python,#WebDesign,#Lego,#Coding,#Education,#LookingForWork,#LegoWeDo, #Replit

  • The next Code Club will be on Saturday 6th August 2022 @ Paignton Library,
  • Next STEM Group meeting is 9th August 2022.

Please contact Paignton Library for details and booking.

Code Club 2/7/2022

Next code club is :- Saturday 2nd July 2022. 10am to 12:00 Paignton Library & Information Centre

So more of the same,

  • Scratch
  • HTML/CSS,
  • Python.
  • Hour Of code
  • Whatever else we can do during the session

Links

Tags

#CodeClub,#FreeCodeCamp,#Microbit,#Scratch,#Python,#WebDesign,#Lego,#Coding,#Education,#LookingForWork,#LegoWeDo, #Replit

  • The next Code Club will be on Saturday 2nd July 2022 @ Paignton Library,
  • Next STEM Group meeting is 9th July 2022.

Please contact Paignton Library for details and booking.

Code Club 18/6/2022 Write Up

Next code club is :- Saturday 2nd July 10am to 12:00 Paignton Library & Information Centre

So a busy session today. Before the session started, I set up a drinks station with a jug of water, bottle of juice along with some paper cups.

Today, attendees worked on Scratch, HTML / CSS, I also had two attendees complete Hour of code. I also helped an attendee with their laptop, in so far as connecting to a monitor as their laptop screen is not working. They left with an HDMI cable so they could at least use it at home connected to a TV or monitor.

I think hour of code is a really good icebreaker for sessions, esp as the theming for Minecraft, Starwars and Frozen should appeal to a wide range of users.

Lucy also dropped in with a notebook and a large lever arch file for the STEM group resources.

During the session the four netbooks were also charged. These will be used to help teach the GNU / Linux command shell and Shell scripting to who ever is interested, however this also links in with wider projects to help people who want to self host.

So some really good work today, people are already booked in for the next session. I am still working on getting the lego Mindstorms working.

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#CodeClub,#FreeCodeCamp,#Microbit,#Scratch,#Python,#WebDesign,#Lego,#Coding,#Education,#LookingForWork,#LegoWeDo, #Replit,#OpenToEmployment

  • The next Code Club will be on Saturday 2nd July 2022 @ Paignton Library,
  • Next STEM Group meeting is 9th July 2022.

Please contact Paignton Library for details and booking.

Code Club 18/6/2022

Next code club is :- Saturday 18th June. 10am to 12:00 Paignton Library & Information Centre

So more of the same, Scratch, HTML/CSS, Python. I am looking to start also running through the BASH command line series at some point. I have some netbooks set up for this, so there can be a practical element to learning too.

These videos were part of the cybersecurity series. However this is now being refactored in to a more comprehensive series about using the GNU/Linux command line, bash scripting, text editing and more.

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#CodeClub,#FreeCodeCamp,#Microbit,#Scratch,#Python,#WebDesign,#Lego,#Coding,#Education,#LookingForWork,#LegoWeDo, #Replit

  • The next Code Club will be on Saturday 2nd July 2022 @ Paignton Library,
  • Next STEM Group meeting is 9th July 2022.

Please contact Paignton Library for details and booking.

Code Club 4/6/2022 Write up

A quiet but productive session today about four young people, plus one parent. We did more work on Free code camp – responsive web design, had a few problems with the browser not displaying the page properly.

Also had more scratch, and new attendee started off fixing a game, partly as it was difficult to jump, so looking at the source code we changed how the sprite was displayed in order to jump in the game. So something good to build on next tine, along with some work on Hour of Code. Nice thing about doing our own thing is we can start at a slower pace and work up.

I am planning on running through some of the BASH command line videos, then look at shell scripting at some point. In fact, I am in the process of installing xebian on 4 netbooks, so we can do this and have a proper GNU/Linux box to work on. The browser based virtual console is great, but doesn't do everything needed.

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#CodeClub,#FreeCodeCamp,#Microbit,#Scratch,#Python,#WebDesign,#Lego,#Coding,#Education,#LookingForWork,#LegoWeDo, #Replit

  • The next Code Club will be on Saturday 18th June 2022 @ Paignton Library,
  • Next week is the STEM group meeting (11th June).

Please contact Paignton Library for details and booking.

Code Club 4/6/2022

Next code club is 4th June. I have set up some more Scratch accounts, as well as printing off some more of the co-ordinate guides for Scratch, these help us work out where to place sprites on the stage area.

I have also created a small project to help with this too.

Note this will work in Chrome but not in Firefox.

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#CodeClub,#FreeCodeCamp,#Microbit,#Scratch,#Python,#WebDesign,#Lego,#Coding,#Education,#LookingForWork,#LegoWeDo, #Replit

  • The next Code Club will be on Saturday 18th June 2022 @ Paignton Library,
  • Next week is the STEM group meeting (11th June).

Please contact Paignton Library for details and booking.

Code Club 21/5/2022 Write up

We had a quieter code club today, 3 attendees, however it was rather productive. Some excellent work on scratch, work on FreeCodeCamp, who seem to have recently rewritten the responsive web design course, never the less we made progress with the new course, and also some HTML / CSS work with Replit.

I have created some more Scratch accounts for us to use at Code Club, even though I encourage people to create their own.

Links

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#CodeClub,#FreeCodeCamp,#Microbit,#Scratch,#Python,#WebDesign,#Lego,#Coding,#Education,#LookingForWork,#LegoWeDo, #Replit

The next Club will be on Saturday 4th June 2022 @ Paignton Library.

Please contact Paignton Library for details and booking.