Today I’m giving a demo of the Thonny Python IDE (Integrated Development Environment) to my Computer Studies students. I recently learned about this editor from a post someone sent to the ACSE mail list.
Today I co-presented at the OSSTF Embracing Technology Conference. Our topic was Turtle Graphics Using Python: A Gentle Introduction to Programming.
The audience was mostly teachers new to programming, so I’m really pleased that most of them were able to keep up. It was also great to see them working in groups to solve the challenges together.
Note to self: Nested loops is a challenge for beginners. Re-think that for the next time I do this presentation!
To view the presentation for yourself, visit this link:
As part of my Python Pygame unit I am asking students to draw a landscape. Just for fun, I thought I would ask them to create a function to draw some grass at the bottom of the screen.
Here’s the function template I gave them: Continue reading “Drawing Grass in Pygame”
Google Doc URL: https://goo.gl/CfqHdX
- Using this website
- Console (although you are encouraged to use PyCharm instead, which is available here.)
For my friend Dave, who is trying to learn Python.
Summation of a list of numbers:
The online course for beginners with more than 100 problems that turn you into a developer.
Looks like a great site to learn Python. I love that there’s a built-in visualizer for each problem.
I will definitely be sharing this resource with my students.
Image from https://snakify.org/.