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Get Kids Computer Coding With FREE Online Course

With Schools out, are you and your children climbing the walls with boredom because of isolation? Check hereunder for a possible solution.

Computer coding is the process of using a programming language to get a computer to create your own interactive stories, games, and animations.

As part of the New Mathematics Curriculum for Irish primary schools; primary pupils, from Junior Infants to 6th Class, will be expected to learn the foundations of computer coding: https://www.curriculumonline.ie/Junior-cycle/Short-Courses/Coding/

Scratch(Visit https://scratch.mit.edu/ ) is a programming language developed by MIT and designed for children ages 8 to 16 years. As already stated ‘Scratch’ enables children to use a programming language to code and create stories, games and animations. As children create with Scratch, they very quickly learn to think creatively, work collaboratively and reason systematically.

With schools closed until March 29th and possibly much longer, www.codingireland.ie are generously offering their coding course free to pupils from 1st to 6th class. Simply visit https://codingireland.ie/SchoolsOut

Coding has many benefits for children. It enables them to problem-solve, design, create, collaborate, think, review and sequence. Most of all, it enables them to understand how the technology that surrounds them actually works.

For children under 6 years, the ScratchJr App has been designed and is available for free to download on android and iOS devices. To get started using ScratchJr take a look at this ScratchJr introductory video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEWFDJSmWcw

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