PLEASE BE ADVISED THIS COURSE IS POSTPONED PLEASE CONTACT CAROL CREAN-0667195000 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
Are you interested in attending a Ready Steady Code Course?
Do you have the requirements listed below?
If so please log onto our website www.edcentretralee.ie to register-or contact Carol Crean at 0667195000 / email@example.com
26th September, 17th October, 28th November 2017
Prerequisite for Course Participation:
- You have seen and used just the very basic functionality of Scratch.
- You are familiar with setting up and saving a script/project.
- You have at least an average knowledge of computing and have an interest in maths.
- You are interested in incorporating Scratch in your numeracy teaching for at least 1 hour a week.
Software and Hardware Requirements:
Scratch is currently only supported on desktops and laptops running Windows. They are working on a version for tablets (Android and iOS (iPad)) and mobile devices. There are workarounds for ‘some’ tablets and some people have gotten versions working on iPads but it would be necessary for any interested teacher to confirm that the software can work on the hardware that it is intended to use with the pupils.
To get the benefits of the software and this course it is advised that interested teachers should ensure that their class have regular access, at least weekly, to a computer lab or room where there is a computer for at least every 2 pupils. (Scratch works very well with pair programming where 2 students sit at 1 computer, discussing and problem solving together while taking turns typing)
The software is completely free of charge and can be used either online (i.e. with an active internet connection) or offline (a version that can be downloaded and used without an active internet connection)
Further information can be found on readysteadycode.ie