Having Fun with Computer Programming and Games

Lero – the Irish Software Engineering Research Centre, the Department
of Computing IT Tallaght and CIO Ireland with the support of the
Department of Education Transition Year Support Services are pleased
to announce the availability of a set of materials “Having Fun with
Computer Programming and Games” for transition year students. The unit
consists of 10 modules and of approximately 45 hours of teaching
materials. The materials are freely available and can be downloaded at
www.lero.ie/educationoutreach/transitionunit/.
Students use Scratch http://scratch.mit.edu, a freely available software tool developed at the MIT Media Lab, to learn programming
concepts. Scratch is an easy to use drag and drop interface. Students are up and running building computer games in minutes.

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