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 Standard Grade 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.
Course Materials – Age 15 to 16
A more demanding course based on the Scottish Intermediate 2 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.
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.
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.
Schools Using LiveCode
We are proud of the schools and universities throughout the world that use LiveCode, read about their experiences here:
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.
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.
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.
Elanor 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.
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.
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.
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.