Teach creative programming with Turtle power!
Use Blockly playgrounds as a resource for teaching programming concepts in KS1, KS2 and KS3.
Students can work from white-shell to black-shell programmers by completing playground challenges.
Each playground provides a few more tools than the last. This will make moving on to later playgrounds for children simple, intuitive and accessible.
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The 2021 Round 1 and Round 2 finals have successfully run on the Cuttle system for the first time.
Despite severe covid disruption to 2020, PCTC R2 entries for 2021 were able to take place in schools again and are up 15% on 2019 entries.
Joining Bebras and OUCC on the Cuttle competition engine provides a familiar experience to students and staff as we aim to further integrate our competition suite together each year.
In exciting news, the online engine used by Bebras and OUCC is to also be used for PCTC from January 2021. In addition, BIO is also investigating the opportunity to make past competitions available on the same site for online practice and auto-marking.
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An exciting new collaboration to streamline teacher information and competition progression.
Welcome to UKCT-Challenges: a new umbrella organisation, committed to promoting computational thinking challenges in the UK.
Look forward to a new stream-lined interface to keep up to date with all UKCT-Challenge linked competitions including a shared schedule and more news to follow soon…