Gr8 Computer Science Teaching Ideas Number 01: PRIMM and Trinket.io

This is the first blogpost in a series for the facebook group Gr8 Computer Science Teaching Ideas.

PRIMM lessons 01-10 in Trinket

You will have heard of flipped classrooms and I would suggest that in some ways, PRIMM is a flipped version of the usual approach to learning programming.  Rather than starting with a blank page and the ubiquitous “Hello World”, Sue has merged several learning programming methodologies to provide a very accessible and rewarding approach for all students starting on their text based programming journey.   At Lady Lumley’s School, we have combined it with the web based trinket.io to provide an easily accessed and structured series of lessons that our students are really enjoying. My main message is that all students make progress over time and our key target audience at KS3 of students considering computer science GSCE (GCSE Wannabees) are getting challenge and stretch too…

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