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Persistence and systematic problem solving required for programmers

The code below was expected to generate the above example of using an image as background to a window. It didn’t. And after a couple of hours I only just got it working. The problem was largely the development environment … Continue reading

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Datacom hosts Level 2 Programming course

I spent part of the school holidays at Datacom, Wellington, teaching teachers how to teach Level 2 programming using Python (both technical and pedagogical aspects). As a follow on to the course, participants have access to technical support, advice and moderation (at … Continue reading

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The Teachers Register and the smart young lady

I recently made a renewed attempt to get a complete copy of the Teachers Register in CSV format – for teaching SQL. (See previous attempt) My request was declined, again and I have lodged a complaint with the Ombudsman. To … Continue reading

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Datacom generosity in support of Teachers learning Programming

I just spent the last two days teaching 16 Teachers from around New Zealand  NCEA Level 1 programming.  We had the added complication of also teaching them how to program in Python(an open source programming language) – many doing programming … Continue reading

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Python quiz question

I gave the following code to my Year 12 class and asked them what it would output (multichoice): age = 14; driversage=16; print (“You are:”, age, “the drivers age is:”, driverage, “Sorry you have”, driversage-age, “years to go”) They had to … Continue reading

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Python vs. Perl humour

Python vs. Perl according to Yoda — EXTERIOR: DAGOBAH — DAY With Yoda strapped to his back, Luke climbs up one of the many thick vines that grow in the swamp until he reaches the Dagobah statistics lab. Panting heavily, … Continue reading

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Programming Level 3

Hmmm need to learn Python tkinter and object orientated programming techniques for next year. We have decided that students at Level 3 can have a choice between an internal portfolio (writing) or doing computer programming. Some students just don’t enjoy writing at … Continue reading

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