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LiveCode education tool rolled out in East Lothian

Monday March 19th, 2012

East Lothian Council has adopted LiveCode, a computer science learning tool, to help local school students improve their technology skills.

East Lothian is a high-achieving education authority with students equalling or exceeding national averages for qualifications gained in 2011.

The roll out in East Lothian is part of wider plans to deploy the LiveCode system across all secondary schools in the Edinburgh region with the aim of giving students a practical insight into computer studies.

Jack Tennent, a computer studies teacher at Knox Academy and Preston Lodge High School, discovered LiveCode and saw its potential for helping teachers develop new course materials and teaching aids, and also for students to create apps and learn software development.

He said: “The familiarity and comfort factor that young people have with mobile and computing devices means that any computer science course has to be that much more appealing and engaging if it is to be taught successfully.”

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