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Glossary for New Scratchers
Compared to a lot of other programming languages, Scratch has quite a gentle learning curve. Still, getting started can be a little bit of a doozy if you’ve had zero prior experience with the kind of terminology used in programming. To help you out a bit, we’ve compiled a glossary of terms for new Scratchers!
This year’s Robotronica at the Queensland University of Technology revealed some of the latest developments and trends within the field of robotics. Elnaz gives her account of the event, where she bore witness to a variety of demonstrations, workshops, games, and discussions that were informative, inspiring, and surprising in many ways!
Torres News: Robots in the Torres Strait!
Digital literacy is becoming as vital as traditional literacy and numeracy and Thursday Island school students are being introduced to robotics and coding to address this issue.
Primary and secondary school students, as well as members of the public, were given the opportunity to explore, play and learn about coding and robotics over a two-day workshop a couple of weeks ago organised by the Torres Shire Council.
What are lists?
To give you the short answer, lists are places where you can store information, just like variables. However, there is one key difference between lists and variables; variables can only store one piece of information at a time, whereas lists can store multiple bits of information at a time.
Celebrating National Science Week at Noosa
Noosa Library delivered a celebration of National Science Week 2017 (12-20 August) with their week long program of “Robots, slime and chemical reactions”. Coding Kids in conjunction with Noosa Library delivered four robotics and embedded systems workshops at Sunshine Beach State High School for students, teachers and parents.
Use GameMaker to make your own game in 2 Days!
GameMaker Studios is a game development environment that targets those who are interested in game development, but don’t know where to get started, or don’t have the technical expertise to make it a reality. Become a Game Maker in 2 days these school holidays!
PyCon 2017: Introducing Python into primary school
Python is a simple, readable programming language. Did you know that you can embed Digital Technologies into Year 5 Science and Year 6 English with projects built in Python? Emily first shared these projects at PyCon – Python in Education Seminar in Melbourne, 4 August 2017.
Variables and how to use them in Scratch
Variables are so important becuasse they allow us to hold a bit of information in a ‘container’ so that it an be editted and used multiple times in our code. Come check out how to use them in Scratch and find out more about the ins and outs of variables!
Variables and Data Types
You may have seen the terms variables and data types being thrown around here and then, but what exactly do they mean? Why do you keep hearing about them? How are they relevant to Scratch? Let’s find out!