Mar 30, 2016

Miles Berry

Our latest CAS TV programme features John Stout, discussing programming in Snap! (a close relation to Scratch), including some ways of using it to introduce pupils to functional programming.

I wonder who’s using Snap! in their schools? Does it make sense to use this as a block-based language in KS3 to provide a little higher ceilings that Scratch offers, especially as many will have ‘done’ Scratch whilst at primary? What sort of thing have you done with Snap! if so?

Scratch clearly has a more vibrant online community, and much more extensive resources: how important are these factors when choosing a language?

Personally, I’m a great fan. Some of my projects: