Lets’s try coding!

The Australian Government claims to be a 21st Century Government and stresses the need for school children to learn coding.  The Australian government has in fact included coding for Years 5 to 12 as a mandatory component in the national curriculum.

In preparation for the 2016 school year, I plan to familiarise myself with a few more coding programs for use on laptops and iPads.  I’ve dabbled with Scratch (computers) and Scratchjr (iPads) in the past and would love to explore further programs.  Hence, I pose the following question:

What programs are you using to introduce coding to your Year 5 and 6 students and how do you program the implementation of coding?

All suggestions welcomed.  

Many thanks!