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Visual to text coding:
Setting Up

Years 5-6; 7-8

This series of lessons is to help students to transition from visual coding to text-based coding with a general-purpose programming language.

This section provides guidance on how to set-up the particular programming environment including Scratch, Python and JavaScript.



Learning map and outcomes

In this lesson, students will:

  1. Set up and access an online programming environment for visual code (Scratch) and for general-purpose programming (Python or JavaScript)
 
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Setting Up


Select a programming environment in which students are going to create their programs.

Use the links to set up Scratch, Python or JavaScript. Refer to the ‘Setting up’ video for guidance on how to access and test each of these environments.

View the ‘Gotchas’ video for tips and advice related to common errors that might be made when starting out on their coding journey.

Online environments


 
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