60 seconds of KidsWhoCode @StStephensPri

This 60 second iMovie of the children of years 3 & 4 at St Stephens shows the pleasure the children have in learning and expressing themselves in code.

Over the school year I show the joy of creative computing to almost hundred children each week in schools and a club on Saturday at the Guildhall in Bath.

I share some of the children’s fantastic creations on twitter and programming-uk, and show the children their fantastic work being ‘liked’ around the world by the creators of the software tools the children themselves are learning with.

Attentive, creative and children doing what they are made for

The girls are very attentive, taking it all in, while improving their code.

The boys opposite are coming up with ideas, testing out existing games, and writing their own.

They are stars of computing. One girl training a friend new to computing, and together they make fantastic things.

For the children, I think I do very little

However, as parent educators, we are used to that

I hope creative computing is a game that they can bring home and share with you

We learn so much from our children, often the hardest part is showing patience in the belief that they are growing while they explore the world.

The best way of thinking about creative computing is that it is the early literacy that you cared so passionately about:

The theory is not so tough

But learning is hard work

Now, of course, we have access to the neurological basis of emotional and social learning

The emotional and social development is the hardest part, the children are fantastic teachers for that!

Most importantly, I am very proud that your children have let me into their hearts.

That they have accepted and enjoy some of what I know, and show me how they make beautiful things from it.

And now I have another bunch of awesome children waiting in the wings, waiting to step up from Year 2.

Some maths, science & creativity things from Years 3&4 @StStephensPri in 2016

community interest company introducing creative programming to young people, especially girls and those hard to reach. Tweets usually by john :-)

community interest company introducing creative programming to young people, especially girls and those hard to reach. Tweets usually by john :-)