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Teaching Programming with LiveCode

LiveCode is the only tool that lets students aged 13+ create their own mobile apps. Technology is a big part of our lives and every student interacts with technology on a daily basis. Our aim here with LiveCode is to open doors to technology and we pride ourselves on creating a platform that truly engages today’s students.

Teaching Programming that Excites Students

For the first time, students just get it. Quickly and easily students can build apps that they can deploy to their Android phones, iPhone, iPads and desktop computers. Students can easily get up and running with LiveCode and see their ideas come to life on the screen and on their devices. LiveCode closes the gap between student’s favourite game or app and their work, allowing them to realise they could build the next big app.       

Livecode is Easy to Learn and Easy to Teach

With a growing requirement for programming in worldwide curriculums, LiveCode covers all areas of teaching programming in one package. From development to animation, graphics to data management, LiveCode can do it all.

With LiveCode’s simple to use, English language removes the traditional jargon and symbol heavy code that is a barrier to so many students. LiveCode has a proven track record of increasing class sizes and pass rates. With schools throughout the world teaching with LiveCode, including a quarter of Scottish schools, we continually hear how LiveCode is so easy to teach and how much the students are enjoying learning on LiveCode.

Build the Skill Base of the Future

LiveCode supports all the popular devices your students use. What better way to make your course relevant than to teach students how to create a mobile App that will run on the device they have in their pocket? We’ve heard time and time again how excited students are to create their own mobile Apps.

You can create any type of App you like – for example, a game, simulation, utility, business or social App. For a complete solution to teaching programming, that inspires and excites students, look no further than LiveCode.

Free LiveCode Course Material 

Course Materials – Age 14 to 16

Based on the Scottish National level 4 and covering the complete syllabus. These notes are editable in a variety of formats and suitable to be adapted as a general introduction to programming for students anywhere in the world within this age group. These course notes have generously been provided by Steven Whyte, Computing Studies teacher at Gracemount High School, Edinburgh.

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Course Materials – Age 15 to 16

A more demanding course based on the Scottish National Level 5 and covering the complete syllabus. These notes are editable in a variety of formats and suitable to be adapted as a general introduction to programming for students anywhere in the world within this age group. These course notes have generously been provided by Steven Whyte, Computing Studies teacher at Gracemount High School, Edinburgh.

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Course Materials – Age 15 to 18

A more demanding course based on the Scottish Higher syllabus and covering the complete syllabus. These notes are editable in a variety of formats and suitable to be adapted as a general introduction to programming for students anywhere in the world within this age group. These course notes have generously been provided by Steven Whyte, Computing Studies teacher at Gracemount High School, Edinburgh.

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Course Materials – Age 18 +

A programming module taught over two semesters that introduces programming as a vital life skill to university students studying other disciplines (in this case humanities). This course is taught by Devin Asay at Brigham Young University and all the course content is available online.

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Schools Using LiveCode

We are proud of the schools and universities throughout the world that use LiveCode, read about their experiences here:

Maths App

No1 selling iOS and Android App

Author: Eurotalk Ltd | Industry: Education | Location: UK

EuroTalk uses LiveCode to develop and publish the leading Education App

Eurotalk uses LiveCode to develop an app for teaching maths to children in the 3-5 age group. With over 300,000 downloads it’s the No. 1 education iPad app in many stores.

http://www.eurotalk.com


Die Waldfibel

LiveCode used to create No1 Education App

Author: Frans Schoffelen | Industry: Education | Location: Germany

This app has now achieved over 200,000 downloads in the iTunes store in Germany.

To mark the UNs International Year of Forests, LiveCode was chosen to develop an educational app to meet the requirements of German Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection.

http://www.bmelv.de/DE/Landwirtschaft/Wald-Jagd/Waldfibel-node.html


University of Vienna

University of Vienna uses LiveCode to develop its logistics and management systems.

Author: | Industry: Education | Location: Vienna, Austria

With 9400 employees attending to 91,000 enrolled students taking 188 courses, systems build on Livecode cover everything from class scheduling to payroll.


Eleanor Roosevelt High School

Improved take up in computer science courses by teach students to use LiveCode

Author: | Industry: Education | Location: Maryland, USA

Lining the halls of Roosevelt High School are endless trophies and banners, giving a sense of what student success is really all about.

The Prince George’s County high school is featured in a new book called “The Achievable Dream,” touting it as one of the best schools in the USA.


Gracemount High School

GraceMount High School uses LiveCode to teach students to love programming

Author: | Industry: Education | Location: Edinburgh, UK

Gracemount High School has taught hundreds of students how to program with LiveCode which has doubled the demand for its computer science classes whilst increasing exam pass rates.

http://www.gracemounthighschool.co.uk


Alternatic - Learning to write with pictograms

Learning to write with pictograms – for children and adults with special

Author: Alternatic | Industry: Education | Location: switzerland

Alternatic is a non-profit organization based in Western Switzerland that brings together practitioners of computers in special education.


East Lothian Council

District Wide Computer Science Initiative

Author: East Lothian Council | Industry: Education | Location: Scotland, UK

East Lothian Council has selects LiveCode to be deployed across all secondary schools in the region for STEM initiative.

http://www.eastlothian.gov.uk/


Legal App

New York Law School use LiveCode to Create Custom Course Work.

Author: New York Law School | Industry: Education | Location: New York, USA

Using LiveCode to teach future lawyers to use logic and technology as a business support tool.

http://www.nyls.edu/


Brigham Young University

Teaching Programming with LiveCode at Brigham Young University

Author: Brigham Young University | Industry: Education | Location: Utah, USA

LiveCode user Devin Asay, a Lecturer and Associate Research Fellow in the computers and Humanities department, has been using the platform to teach his students the basics of programming regardless of their major.

http://english.byu.edu/


Digital Tools for Rural Schools

‘Digital Tools for Rural Schools’ Campaign to Improve Education in Africa

Author: EuroTalk | Industry: Education | Location: London UK

EuroTalk use LiveCode during the authoring process for many of their titles. They also deliver a number of commercial titles using LiveCode.

‘Digital Tools for Rural Schools’ Campaign to Improve Education in Africa Language learning specialists EuroTalk are experts in their field with 20 years of publishing experience and over 10 million customers. EuroTalk use LiveCode during the authoring process for many of their titles. They also deliver a number of commercial titles using LiveCode.

http://eurotalk.com/en/


Fenton Avenue Charter School Wins Digital Voice Award

Mutt-i-grees Tails - Animal Education for Children

Author: Fenton Avenue Charter School | Industry: Education | Location: LA County, California - USA

Develop scope, create and develop an animated book to teach children how to be safe around dogs and cats.

http://tiny.cc/n46dxw


University of Nottingham.

Using LiveCode as a Research Tool at University of Nottingham

Author: Using LiveCode as a Research Tool at University of Nottingham. | Industry: Education | Location: Nottingham, UK

Dr. Walter Van Heuven is a lecturer at the School of Psychology, University of Nottingham.

His research interests are in language processing, computational modelling, and the bilingual brain. Dr. van Heuven came upon LiveCode and chose it to create software for a research project that involved testing Chinese student in the UK and China to find out how to improve their English listening and speaking skills.