The Machine Podcast: Ep 15 Teaching Kids To Code

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As it's #CodeWeek across the EU, we thought we'd record an episode offering advice on starting coding with younger folk (primary and secondary school age children). We spoke about some of our personal experiences working with schools and mentoring with CodeDojo. On the panel were podcast regulars Siobhan Drohan and Brenda Mullally, along with another WIT faculty member Frank Walsh. Our guest was primary school teacher Kate Warren, Deputy Principal of Gaelscoil Port Lairge, who's partnered with Siobhan and Brenda to deliver all sorts of innovative activities based around coding and problem-solving skills.

Useful resources: 

Scratch Jr       Makey Makey

Scratch           Hour of Code

Sphero           Coder Dojo

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