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    New "Computing" Curriculum

    So, apologies first if this is a retread of endless other threads on the same subject. My reason for posting is that I'd like to bone up on the requirements of the new Computing NC. I realise programming has been on the NC since the 80s, but there's obviously a greater focus now and I'm keen to up my skills. Unfortunately, my programming skills began and ended on my brother's Commodore 64 and amount to this:

    10 Print "hello"
    20 Goto 10

    So - can anyone who knows more than me point me in the direction of useful books, suitable educational apps and software, or anything else that will help me develop? I'm aware of educational toys that can be programmed using a set of commands to move around etc. But what if, say, I wanted to develop an iPad app? Or a create a small program with a GUI etc.? Is there an idiot's guide to that sort of thing? Thanks!

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    Some software that the IT teachers are planning to use is python for the upper years (https://www.python.org/) and for the lower years they are wanting them to use this website Anybody can learn | Code.org

    Not sure what else they are planning.

    Hope this helps
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    Fantastic, thanks so much! Any leads or signposting is massively appreciated! :-)

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    I know that here the use Python, Scratch and AppInventor (for developing Android apps).

    My programming skills unfortunately aren't up to date either. I used to be hot snot on commodore 64 BASIC and Amiga AMOS code. I'm not too bad with VBscript but that's as far as it goes - couldn't write an App to save my life! lol


    http://appinventor.mit.edu/explore/

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    Moving to correct forum.

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    If you are thinking about making apps for Apple products you may want to look into their new programming Swift (https://developer.apple.com/swift/), I know they have a free book about it on the iBook store.

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    Some sotware that the IT teachers
    Is sotware a term for educational software?

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    Quote Originally Posted by laserblazer View Post
    Is sotware a term for educational software?
    No just me failing to grasp the English langauge . But it could be

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