On a computer, you can do all sorts of things – from homework to gaming to connecting with friends. All of these things are done using computer programmes, and these programmes are made from a computer language called code.
Code is a set of instructions for a computer or a machine, and it is made from words and numbers. It’s how humans communicate with machines. It’s what allows us to create computer software like programs, operating systems, and mobile apps.
Our friends at the Innovation Lab in Coleford made some follow-along videos during lockdown when their doors had to close. These videos are a fun way to begin to learn about coding. They are targeted primarily at children aged 8-16, though we think they’re just as fun for grownups.
In order to follow along, you will need to set up a free Scratch account. Scratch is a free programming language and online community where you can create your own interactive stories, games and animations.
Let’s get coding!
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Week 2
Week 4
Silly dress up scratch game 1
Silly dress up scratch game 3
Silly dress up scratch game 2
For those of you looking for a bit more of a challenge, Jacob has filmed “A very basic introduction to C++”.