Suggestions for pupils' prepeperation in years 7, 8 & 9 for Computing rather than ICT
Now that kids are going to do Computing rather than ICT at GCSE, my head of ICT is asking for suggestions about what to teach in preparation for gcse. He's very capable himself but recognises that the techies could have some valuable suggestions!
We are looking at Python on Linux (saves any security issues on Win clients!) Currently I've got a linux server that they can ssh to with putty and log in with their domain credentials (using likewise) to do some Python coding. Access to their CIFS share (a work-in-progress) to save and run scripts, Notepad ++ to edit the code.
Any other suggestions for preparing kids for GCSE computing?