Welcome to live.withcode.uk
Each week I'll be sharing a youtube live coding lesson (around 10 minutes) on a different python programming skill
Each video then links to some free, interactive remote learning activities for you to work through at your own pace
Live coding means that you can see how a program comes together along with all the mistakes, questions and thought processes behind it. The resources are aimed at Computing students in the UK aged 11-16 but can hopefully be useful for teachers and parents too.
Thanks to everyone who's got in touch with feedback. I'm sorry the audio is so quiet in the first video.
You can now vote or add suggestions for topics and skills you'd like me to cover in future episodes
I'm in the process of creating a weekly scoreboard where students can win prizes and teachers can track students' progress. If you're a teacher and would be willing to try these features (free) please get in sign up here: bit.ly/livewithcode
Each week you can win a prize for taking part in the competition: Join the competition
If your school has set up groups then you can compete against your classmates and your teacher can track your progress. If your school hasn't registered yet you can still take part in the competition while you wait for them to set up a free school account
You'll need to create an account then you get points for each activity you complete.
You don't need an account to watch the videos or complete the activities but you will need an account to take part in the weekly scoreboard competitions
Accounts are free (and will remain so). Teacher, student and school information is stored securely in the UK. Passwords are not stored in plaintext - you can reset them but I don't know what they are. Web page access is secure and encrypted
Student initials will be visible to other students in the competition. Full names are only visible to teachers of those students. There is no private messenging facility. Email addresses will only be used to reset passwords
Competition winners' schools will be notified rather than individuals so students will not be asked to share addresses or contacted personally (unless they go to my school)
You can read more about the privacy and data protection policy here: https://blog.withcode.uk/about/privacy-and-personal-data/
If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions, please get in touch - data protection and safeguarding is hugely important and I want to get it right.