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LiveCode students did well in big exams in Norway

Tore Nilsen, a teacher in Norway, reported news of student performances in coding to the LiveCode.com list.

The results from national and local exams in the subject Information Technology in Norwegian Upper Secondary schools are now in. I am happy to say that my students scored well in their exams, with an average of 4.4 out of 6 for all students who had to either sit through the national written exam or the local oral/practical exam assessed by external teacher.

60% of the students scored 5 or better, which puts them at the top of the scale. Compared to last years national results, the overall average would put our school at a fine top 6 spot nationally. With a top 5 spot for the national written exam and a top 6 spot for the oral/practical exam.

These results are unprecedented at our school, and in my opinion, very much a result of our choice to use LiveCode as our programming environment. Due to the nature of LiveCode we have been able to focus on the principles behind good coding, and use both time and resources to become better at problem solving rather than to learn the intricacies of a specialised programming language. As far as I know, we are the only school in Norway to use LiveCode as the preferred tool in this subject.

On behalf of my students, I am very happy with the results, and I very much look forward to teach programming with LiveCode to yet another group of students next year.

Tore also posted, “Luckily we enjoy a fair degree of freedom, as long as we can reach the competence aims in the national curriculum.”

Meanwhile, Kevin Miller, CEO of LiveCode, posted from his iPhone, edited slightly:

This is great news Tore. We have seen similarly good results here in Scotland… LiveCode has become something of a standard in Scotland. It is in the main textbook and exams.

Proposed digital badges for technology that utilize LiveCode

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It might take a year to do the associated tasks with each of these proposed digital badges. They progress, of course, from easy to more difficult.

The focus goes beyond the technology and the computer programming. This aim is to also blend in sports and personal development.

Each stage has other skills beyond LiveCode in the mix as well. Editing wiki pages, using teleconference tools and making changes to networked concept maps are part of the process.

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Our teacher taught these teachers who are now authoring educational software in LiveCode

 

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These women are teachers who also code and make educational software with LiveCode. They were taught in a multi-week seminar by Pittsburgh educator and Play.CLOH.org contributor, Claire Bradin Siskin.

The four teachers in the photo from Bangladesh had just giving a report about the LiveCode project that began with the help of a Pittsburgh-based instructor, Claire. Bangladesh. World-wide relationships have been forged and the work continues to proceed online. Rewarding. Thank goodness for teachers everywhere, especially the generous ones in the LiveCode Community.

Part of the letter of support Claire delivered for Play.CLOH.org:

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Snip from a letter of support.

The app with Bangladesh roots was previewed in May 2016’s conference in Baltimore called TESOL. Stay tuned for its widespread release in the weeks to come.

To learn more on their past work and follow along on their progress, see http://www.edvista.com/claire/apps/brimeng.html.

LiveCode slides the OpenSource into dot org and reaches version 8.0

See LiveCode.org for the open source version of LiveCode.

See LiveCode.com for the commercial version of LiveCode.

With Play.CLOH.org, the open source version is used. Both versions do nearly the same things. The open source flavor costs $0 and it is with a GPL license so sharing of code is ideal.

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The judges for the DMLCompetition.net proposals seek compelling playlists of existing content. The crafting of new content is harder to budget, implement and design. Thankfully, plenty of existing content for LiveCode is available for our endeavors.

Source: LiveCode in Education

Free LiveCode Course Material

Course Materials – Age 14 to 16

Based on the Scottish National level 4 and covering the complete syllabus. These notes are editable in a variety of formats and suitable to be adapted as a general introduction to programming for students anywhere in the world within this age group. These course notes have generously been provided by Steven Whyte, Computing Studies teacher at Gracemount High School, Edinburgh.

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Course Materials – Age 15 to 16

A more demanding course based on the Scottish National Level 5 and covering the complete syllabus. These notes are editable in a variety of formats and suitable to be adapted as a general introduction to programming for students anywhere in the world within this age group. These course notes have generously been provided by Steven Whyte, Computing Studies teacher at Gracemount High School, Edinburgh.

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Course Materials – Age 15 to 18

A more demanding course based on the Scottish Higher syllabus and covering the complete syllabus. These notes are editable in a variety of formats and suitable to be adapted as a general introduction to programming for students anywhere in the world within this age group. These course notes have generously been provided by Steven Whyte, Computing Studies teacher at Gracemount High School, Edinburgh.

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Course Materials – Age 18 +

A programming module taught over two semesters that introduces programming as a vital life skill to university students studying other disciplines (in this case humanities). This course is taught by Devin Asay at Brigham Young University and all the course content is available online.

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Schools Using LiveCode

We are proud of the schools and universities throughout the world that use LiveCode, read about their experiences here:

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