Pencil Code uses visual blocks and various programming languages to introduce and develop basic programming concepts through drawing art, playing music, and creating games. This site allows students to experiment with coding, build from example projects and save their programs publicly. It contains student handouts graded for beginners, intermediate and advanced levels of experience, teacher notes, example programs and a detailed unit plan. The concepts covered include input and output, loops, conditional statements, nesting, recursion, basic data structures and differing programming languages and where they are used.
|Year band(s)||5-6, 7-8|
|Content type||Tools for learning|
|Core and overarching concepts||Implementation (programming)|
|Technologies & Programming Languages||other programming languages|
|Keywords||Programming, Algorithms, Computational thinking, Conditional statements, Variables, Procedures, Data structures, Website, Web page, Visual programming|
Pencil Code Foundation
Pencil Code Foundation. Free-for-education material.