Monday, 15 October 2012

computing helps school


A member of the Computing, School of Science and Technology, University of Northampton helped a local primary school look at ways they could add some programming into some of their ICT lessons. The Greenfoot software (http://www.greenfoot.org/overview) and tutorials (http://www.greenfoot.org/doc) were used to demonstrate some possible ways this could be done. This type of activity is similar various people are trying around the country to persuade children that programming is fun and not as hard as some people may tell them (see Coding for kids is as easy as Pi  for another example)


This Greenfoot work forms part of the on-going out-reach activities the Department of computing, School of Science and Technology, University of Northampton is actively working in partnerships with schools. Other examples include:

For more details on any of these please contact Dr Scott Turner