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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 6:55 pm 
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DD is creative (words and art) and loves trying out new technologies. She has scripted and drawn or modeled short animations and says she has tried coding. She is in Yr 9 at GS. She is talking about Scratch. All of this is beyond my experience and out of my comfort zone but I would like to encourage her. Any suggestions? What apps could she try? Are there online courses you can recommend? Any classes, or holiday courses, out there that are suitable? Thanks!


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 7:21 pm 
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Scratch is a great start at programming. Free to download. MIT also do app inventor (also free to download) to write apps for android phones. I've a feeling scratch won't keep her engaged for long. DD picked it up in year 5 quite easily.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 7:23 pm 
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You could look at a Raspberry pi ...

http://www.raspberrypi.org/


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 7:28 pm 
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Thing 1s IT teacher recommended Python

http://www.codecademy.com/en/tracks/python


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 7:29 pm 
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Python is a great introduction to C - you can programme the pi using python.

http://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/usage/python/


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 9:11 pm 
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Also with the pi you can also use it to programme minecraft.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2014 8:44 am 
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My creative dd is yr 9 too and has just joined the new coding club at school and started using Python - she is really enjoying it.

She asked for a graphics tablet for her computer last Christmas and she is enjoying doing artwork with that too. The only thing is she'd like to use Adobe photoshop now and I am not sure how best to do that as it seems to need an ongoing subscription- if any has any recommendations that would be great. :D


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2014 1:54 pm 
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Nothing compares to PhotoShop but it is ££££. If you are brave then look on ebay for old versions. Probably best to buy an antivirus program at the same time. :shock:

re: Python...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hello-World-Com ... 1617290920

also...

https://www.jetbrains.com/pycharm/ community edition is free but possibly too advanced.

There are also some really cool online programming sites now e.g. http://www.codecademy.com/

Obviously enjoy Minecraft whilst it lasts (the ecosystem looks threatened by the Microsoft buyout) and also Robocraft is fun.

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And if you haven't yet... have a go at stop motion animation.

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PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2015 7:41 pm 
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DC17C wrote:
she'd like to use Adobe photoshop now and I am not sure how best to do that as it seems to need an ongoing subscription- if any has any recommendations that would be great. :D

SunlampVexesEel wrote:
Nothing compares to PhotoShop but it is ££££.

I'm late to this thread, but you should check out Gimp. It's free.


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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2015 6:51 am 
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meerme wrote:
DC17C wrote:
she'd like to use Adobe photoshop now and I am not sure how best to do that as it seems to need an ongoing subscription- if any has any recommendations that would be great. :D

SunlampVexesEel wrote:
Nothing compares to PhotoShop but it is ££££.

I'm late to this thread, but you should check out Gimp. It's free.

Thank you I will see if that helps. DD has just found out she will be doing computing GCSE as there was some concern it might not run if not enough takers. Relieved the school has decided to run it for the 13 girls who want to do it. :)


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