Kat Leadbetter

Kat Leadbetter

Kat is Programme Coordinator for Code Club around the world, working on international club support, comms, translations and more. She loves tea, learning Japanese and hearing new facts about space.

Location UK

Activity

  • Really glad you enjoyed the course @ceontebrown :)

  • Thanks for joining us on the course @EdwinAbrahamsZimba

  • I think this is an excellent reflection @WhitneyNelson! Running a club is a great way to develop your own skills, and remembering to slow down and think about our steps when we're learning something new is a great tip for both learners and club leaders

  • Definitely agree that a Scratch refresher is a good starting point @AuroraMackintosh, and we have several difficulty levels of Scratch projects available if you do find your students have already got the basics down!

  • Tablets should work fine with Scratch @MatthewFletcher, particularly our newest Scratch projects. If you're interested in getting Raspberry Pi's for your club, you can find out more here about the options available to you: https://www.raspberrypi.com/products

  • Lovely to have you with us on the course @AuroraMackintosh!

  • Absolutely @SharmeenM, parents can be amazing volunteers!

  • Great starting list @HeidiLyle!

  • Welcome to the course @HeidiLyle!

  • Really excited to have you with us on the course @JamesCarney!

  • Really happy to hear you found the course useful @JambeswarMajhi!

  • Thanks for joining us on the course @VeenaKS and good luck with starting your club! The team is here to support you if you need help.

  • Glad to hear you enjoyed the course @SnehaPatil!

  • Sounds like a great idea @VeenaKS!

  • Lovely to have you with us on the course @sowmyashree

  • I'm so happy to hear you're feeling inspired about starting a club @ClaireH! If there's anything the team can do to help, just let us know. :)

  • Love this idea @ClaireH!

  • This is a great approach to a Code Club @DavidCurtin!

  • Really great point here @ClaireH about getting your club in a routine - it definitely makes the process of getting started and saving/packing up at the end of your session much smoother!

  • Great to hear you enjoyed the project @JessicaFelton

  • Absolutely agree @JameyH!

  • Lovely to have you on the course @JessicaFelton and great to hear you're rediscovering coding after a bit of a break. Hopefully we can help get you started!

  • That's great @RamonaRyan! Welcome to the course :)

  • Great to hear the course was helpful and you've got lots of ideas to take away @AbinayaShanmuganathan. Good luck with your new club!

  • Thanks for joining us on the course @OluwatumbiJoseph!

  • So glad to hear you found the course helpful @JGreen :)

  • Thanks for joining us on the course @SoubhagyaRanjanPatra!

  • We love a certificate at Code Club! @SoubhagyaRanjanPatra

  • Absolutely @AbinayaShanmuganathan. Learning from things that go wrong is a great way to build resilience

  • Sounds like a great start to the club @AbinayaShanmuganathan

  • Great to hear you had fun with Lost in Space @AbinayaShanmuganathan!

  • Sounds like a good starter plan @ClaireH

  • Great start @AlphaDiallo!

  • Hopefully we can answer those throughout the course @DavidCurtin!

  • Welcome to the course @LauraLeigh!

  • Great to have you with us @DavidCurtin! In case you weren't already aware, we have an amazing team on the ground in New Zealand who can offer more local support with your club - you can find out more at https://codeclub.nz/

  • Thanks for joining us on the course @AlphaDiallo! Don't worry if you don't have any coding experience, you can absolutely learn alongside your club. :)

  • Thanks for joining us on the course @LeslieKeegan, I hope you get lots of useful tips to help you get a club started at your school!

  • Welcome to the course @ClaireH, it's great to hear you're keen to get a club started at your school!

  • Great to see you @AbinayaShanmuganathan, it's brilliant that you want to share your coding knowledge and develop your skills

  • Great to hear you enjoyed the course @ManinderP!

  • Inviting members of staff to watch and get involved is a great idea @ZoeMurphy

  • Great to hear you enjoyed it @DanielleBird

  • That's interesting @ZoeMurphy - it's not a problem I've encountered before. What kind of laptops do you use at your school?

  • Sounds like a great starter plan @DanielleBird!

  • Great to hear you're excited about starting a club @DanielleBird, welcome to the course!

  • Great to have you on the course @BrandyBarnes

  • Welcome to the course @CodermomNL!

  • Absolutely - Code Club helps both students and teachers to learn! @TBindu

  • So glad to hear you found it useful @MamataKhandai

  • Thanks for taking part in the course @SAROJKUMARDHAL. The team is here to help you get started, so let us know if you have any problems.

  • Great to hear you enjoyed the course, team is here to help you if you need it @PadmalayaBehera!

  • That's great to hear @SubalThakur, thanks for joining us on the course :)

  • Thanks for joining us @BIBHUTIBHUSANSWAIN

  • Great to hear it was helpful @SarojKumarBiswal!

  • So glad to hear you enjoyed the course @BhabaniShankarPanigrahi. Good luck starting your club!

  • Really glad to hear it was helpful @AnjaliSahu :)

  • That's great to hear @GayadharPatel!

  • I love the idea of coding as a shared conversation @RAMESHCHANDRAPADHAN!

  • Absolutely, it's really exciting for parents to be able to see the amazing things their children are creating at Code Club @AnjaliSahu

  • Yes absolutely, Code Clubs are all about flexibility! @HemantaKumarBehera

  • This sounds like an amazing way to celebrate the hard work of your club! @RAMESHCHANDRAPADHAN

  • I'm sure you will @NituRana, and don't forget the team is here to help if you need support!

  • Sounds like a great idea @NARENDRAKUMARPATRA!

  • Great strategy @AnjaliSahu!

  • Sounds amazing @JyotshnaraniDash!

  • @JyotshnaraniDash It's okay if you need to take some time in your first few sessions to get familiar with the technology - each club should run at their own pace!

  • Absolutely @SubhamBarik!

  • @JyotshnaraniDash You don't need to have a volunteer to run a club - lots of school Code Clubs are run by teachers of the school

  • @SAROJKUMARDHAL Hopefully the rest of the course will help you to feel comfortable, but if you'd like any more help please let the team know and we'll do our best to support you!

  • Hopefully the rest of the course will help you to get started, but if you need more help from the team, just let us know! @AnjaliSahu

  • If there's anything we can do to help you feel more confident @KadambineeDas, just let us know!

  • Don't worry @BinodiniPradhan, you don't need to know these languages to run a club! As long as you complete each coding project before you use it at your club, you will be able to build your skills along with your students. If you would like to grow your skills more however, we have some more free trainings that might be useful here:...

  • Scratch is a great starting point @BhabaniShankarPanigrahi

  • Great to hear @RATIKANTAMOHANTA!

  • Really glad to hear you're finding the course helpful @MamataKhandai!

  • @NamitaNaik Clubs usually run once a week for around an hour, but you can be flexible depending on what works for you and your students.

  • @NamitaNaik We share the details of how to register your Code Club a little later on in the course. You can also find out more at www.codeclub.org

  • @KamalKumaripattanaik We share the details of how to register your Code Club a little later on in the course. You can also find out more at www.codeclub.org :)

  • @RATIKANTAMOHANTA Scratch projects are often the best for beginner coders. Scratch can help teach the basic coding principles, and support student's understanding when the move to using text-based languages. Each Code Club module however is designed to help build students skills as you progress, so you can start with our HTML or Python projects if that feels...

  • Absolutely @DibyabharatiBehera - the projects are designed so that you can learn to code alongside your students. You can also find more free online courses that can help you build your skills on the Raspberry Pi FutureLearn page: https://www.futurelearn.com/partners/raspberry-pi