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Free lessons and tips for teaching Python programming to children and teens in Grades 5-12.

teaching Python on Chromebooks

Teaching Python on Chromebooks is Easy with Trinket

When teaching Python on Chromebooks it can be difficult to find an extension that allows students to easily write, edit, run, and save their programs. There are a few extensions available, however often they do not import Libraries such as Turtle or display images, which makes some programming activities for beginners impossible to complete. A …

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Python Debugging Strategies for Beginners

Explicitly teaching Python debugging strategies provides students with a toolkit of techniques. The same debugging strategy cannot be applied to every problem. Provide students with a multitude of strategies and explain when they are most effective. This will enable programmers to thoughtfully debug their programs using a toolkit full of techniques. 10 Python Debugging Strategies …

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Reasons To Explicitly Teach Debugging Strategies in Python

Teach debugging strategies to beginners. This will enhance the learning experience. The instruction should be evident and apparent to the students. Instead of hoping that young programmers will discover techniques, guide them through proven methods to find and fix errors. 10 Reasons to Teach Debugging Strategies There are many benefits to deliberately teaching debugging strategies …

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Python Variables and Offline Coding Exercise

Young programmers need to understand the purpose of Python variables. In a program, variables store values that can change. They are very powerful. They can be used to count, create lists, store user input, report information, personalize the user experience, trigger an action, calculate amounts, and more! One of the best ways to learn about …

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