Thursday, October 17
Today I did my first coding session, using Scratch. I had not intended to do this. The teachers had told me yesterday that some of the students had never used a computer at all, and none of them had ever seen Windows 10. I therefore prepared a 2-hour session that started by answering the question ”how do you turn this laptop on?”.
One hour later the eleven students made it clear that they wanted to start the promised coding. So I hastily improvised an hour of making Scratch the cat move around the screen.
Now the class has ended, the school has emptied, and I stand watching some skateboarders who have stayed behind. I will Skype with Jutta at home, and show them to her. This will convincingly demonstrate that distance-learning mentoring should prove practicable.