Personally I'd never teach someone Java as their first language. I'd go
with something like Python, that way you don't have to over complicate
teaching them about types, pointers (etc). Python is also extremely
versatile (used for web, tools, scripting, games).
On Monday, April 23, 2012 9:16:25 PM UTC+1, Le Corb wrote:
> Guys, any ideas for this? Might be right up someone's street. Could
> Coderdojo come up with a strategy/ course for ICT for schools?
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> From: Peter Lydon <peterly...@iol.ie>
> Date: Mon, Apr 23, 2012 at 9:09 PM
> Subject: [CESI List] Teacher-oriented Computer Course
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Looks good.
> What would you do by way of coding – Java/HTML etc???
> On 23/04/2012 20:37, "Stephen Howell" <stephen.r.how...@gmail.com> wrote:
> I would like to develop a teacher oriented short course (1 semester, 12
> weeks, part time) that taught 3 modules (off the top of my head):
> - a general computer science 101 module (history, everything but
> - introductory software development (coding)
> - teaching strategies for teaching ICT (education stuff)
> Again, just making these up on the spot.
> Big challenges to getting these courses designed, developed, signed off on
> and delivered.
> No guarantee that anything we do becomes an accepted and official course
> at any level,
> but the aim would be to give confidence to teachers of all levels to teach
> coding in the
> classroom, regardless of TY/primary/LC course.
> I would welcome suggestions though.
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