Scratch to Python: Moving from Block- to Text-based Programming

Online Course

Future Learn
Scratch to Python: Moving from Block- to Text-based Programming

What is the course about?

Scratch to Python: Moving from Block- to Text-based Programming
The course Scratch to Python: Moving from Block- to Text-based Programming is an online class provided by Raspberry Pi Foundation through Future Learn. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.
Learn how to apply the thinking and programming skills you’ve learnt in Scratch to text-based programming languages like Python.
Course description
  • Discover how you can transition from block to text-based programming
  • 4 weeks
  • Block-based programming languages like Scratch make it simple to learn and teach programming. But once you and your students have mastered it, it’s time to move on to a text-based programming language such as Python. This online course will show you how.
  • You’ll discover how to transfer the programming and thinking skills you learnt while using Scratch to Python. You’ll develop basic text-based programming skills, learning how to understand error messages and debug code.
  • The course will show you the power of text-based programming and give you the tools to support your students’ transition too.
  • Programming and thinking skills in Scratch
  • Basic skills in Python programming language
  • Simple error messages in Python syntax, and how to debug code
  • Understanding the power of text-based programming and what you can create with it
  • Tools to support children’s transition from block-based to text-based programming
  • Scratch to Python is designed for primary or K-5 teachers and volunteers. If you don’t have any experience of programming, we recommend you take Teaching Programming in Primary Schools first, to learn the basics of block-based programming in Scratch.
  • Raspberry Pi Foundation
  • The Raspberry Pi Foundation works to put the power of digital making into the hands of people all over the world, so they are capable of understanding and shaping our increasingly digital world.
  • National Centre for Computing Education
  • National Centre for Computing Education courses

Prerequisites & Facts

Scratch to Python: Moving from Block- to Text-based Programming

Course Topic

Coding & Programming, IT & Computer Science, Primary Education Teaching, STEM Teaching, Teaching, Teaching Computing

University, College, Institution

Raspberry Pi Foundation

Course Skill Level

Course Language

English

Place of class

Online, self-paced (see curriculum for more information)

Degree

Certificate

Degree & Cost

Scratch to Python: Moving from Block- to Text-based Programming

To obtain a verified certificate from Future Learn / Raspberry Pi Foundation you have to finish this course or the latest version of it, if there is a new edition. The class may be free of charge, but there could be some cost to receive a verified certificate or to access the learning materials. The specifics of the course may have been changed, please consult the provider to get the latest quotes and news.
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Scratch to Python: Moving from Block- to Text-based Programming
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Topic: Coding & Programming, IT & Computer Science, Primary Education Teaching, STEM Teaching, Teaching, Teaching Computing
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