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App Making at Key Stage 2 & 3

Many schools using the Rising Stars Scheme of Work also use the Blippit IO App Maker at Year 6.  The unique Blippit IO App Maker enables students to design, create and publish their own mobile apps under management and control of school as part of computing. Students make apps on any topic and stick to simple ‘drag and drop’ building or use introduce HTML5 as a mark up language or even Javascript.

Included:
School Publishing space on Planet Blippit PLUS Teacher CPD Courses on Blippit Academy

The Blippit IO App Maker is designed for schools giving you all the bells and whistles you need to be creative, monitor progress in learning, deliver feedback to students directly via the App Maker Comms panel and be in control of what gets published and when.  

Using Blippit Blocks at Key Stage 2 & 3

Blippit Blocks is the latest addition to Blippit IO.  Designed to bridge the gap between graphical Block programming and text-based coding in Python.  Blippit Blocks uses the familiar 'Turtle' to help children to write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals, solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts use sequence and repetition in programs.

Mathematical challenges can be created by teachers and given out to the whole class for debugging, extension and development.  All Blippit Blocks Projects can be exported to PureCode Python for more advanced text-based coding development if needed using the popular Python language.

Code using PureCode Python in the Cloud

If you can remember Logo and that programmable little Turtle that used to zip about the screen following your written instructions then  you’ll have a really good starting point with PureCode Python.  A Natural progression into text based coding following on from using Scratch,  use the ready-to-go templates all with full commentary and tasks to explore.  Or create your own project templates in PureCode Python for your own student groups who can open and work on them from anywhere anytime.   Students can share and learn from each other's projects as well as download their code locally to use however they like. 

Web Video Conferencing made safe & simple at last

Blippit IO Spotlight is safe because it’s teacher-managed and designed to help school reach out and connect as it might if Skype wasn’t blocked or open to safeguarding concerns.  The teacher sets up an instant or scheduled face-to-face video call for up to four connections.  You can chat message to share web links easily and quickly as well as file sharing too.  The teacher can see who is online at any given moment and invite other ’live’ users at their school into a mentoring or tutorial session on demand.  The teacher can invite in external experts or guests who don't have an account in Blippit IO for that ‘real world’ input or audience factor anywhere in the world.

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App Maker

App Maker

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About the App Maker
A simple drag & drop tool, the new Blippit IO App Maker for Key Stage 2-3 can be used right across the curriculum. 

Use the App Maker to create interactive information apps and publish them to Planet Blippit yourself with just one click.

Blippit's Coding Journey starts very simply by introducing mark-up language (HTML5) in the app maker's Writer Widget.

Our apps are often assessable projects in school that demonstrate knowledge on a topic by sharing evidence of achievement in image, audio, video and more ways. 

KS 3 extend into using Javascript via our Writer Widget if the focus is more about coding. 

Extensive teacher admin tools support monitoring of pupil progress, assessment through feedback and full control over app publishing.

Blippit Blocks

BlocKS

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About Blippit Blocks
Built on Google's Blockly, Blippit Blocks is a block-based visual programming tool for Key Stage 2-3 Computing with Python under the hood doing all the hard work.

Blocks is a open-ended tool for problem solvers, bug finders and loop loving learners. It comes with computational & inquisitive thinking opportunities as standard!  

You'll soon be the guide on the side not the sage on the stage! Blippit Blocks' has many added advantages for teachers who want to create project starters for the class and get children project sharing to promote peer review.  The computing curriculum is demanding but with Blippit Blocks it's straightforward to give your class the room they need to get creative and motivated!

Students simply export their Blocks project code with one click into PureCode Python* where the code is developed and run at a text-level.

*sold separately in the primary version.

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PureCode Python

PureCode python

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About PureCode Python
Turtle graphics is a popular way for introducing programming to children. It was part of the original Logo programming language developed by Wally Feurzig and Seymour Papert in 1966.  Imagine a robotic turtle starting at (0, 0) in the x-y plane.  Give it the command turtle.forward(20) and it moves on screen 20 pixels in the direction it is facing, drawing a line as it moves. Give it the command turtle.right(45), and it rotates 45 degrees clockwise. By combining together these and similar commands, intricate mathematical shapes and pictures can easily be drawn.

PureCode Python is a next step along the coding journey coding from Blippit Blocks.  It enables your lessons to focus on text based programming using Python.  Start with a blank Turtle project or create projects yourself for your students to use.  

Move a project from Blippit Blocks and use it as a basis for detailed development in PureCode Python. Accessible from anywhere with onscreen project creation, playback, peer publishing and teacher project templates supporting ICT and computer science.

App Maker

Spotlight

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About Spotlight
'Spotlight' is a safe alternative to Skype and Google Hangouts with the advantage of being  filter-friendly & teacher controlled. 

Connect your class on your terms to 'beyond-school' expertise  wherever it may be.  You can text chat, share files such as presentations or other work and of course actually see each other for that essential human connection. 

Collaborative learning is so immediate and so easy.  All you need is an exciting context where it really adds that extra bit of something to your lesson. 

Calls can have up to 4 callers in 4 different locations but call quality will depend very much on your network and bandwidth like any other video conference call.

Five great reasons to try Blippit

  • We offer a FREE version of Blippit IO 
  • Support is what we pride ourselves on
  • All you need is a web browser to use IO
  • Upgrades are generally processed the same working day
  • Schools don't need a credit card to order, we can invoice you
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Blippit Academy is essentially FREE on-demand CPD for school teachers using the Blippit IO Platform.  We share resources in the form of courses on Blippit Academy to help teachers use Blippit to deliver the Computing and wider curriculum.

The first course for educators is already available to start for free if you want to see what's available then you're welcome!
COURSE: DESIGN MAKE & PUBLISH AN APP!
Classroom Computing Curriculum Resources

We collaborate with Microsoft, Google, Rising Stars, iTeach and others to best serve the needs of schools. While our App Maker is used right across the curriculum it also fulfils Computing requirements and leads on to coding and programming using Blippit Blocks and PureCode Python.

Blippit IO complements these two new resources:
1. Learn to Code from Rising Stars & iCode from iTeach (Free)
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Use Blippit to make differentiated template projects with a selection of programmable Blocks needed to achieve a specific outcome but leave things unassembled!
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Introduce HTML mark up language in the motivational & meaningful context of making an app.  Gives children an authentic global audience from KS 2 - 3.
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Use Blippit's Blocks and PureCode Python projects that are ready to use if you don't have time to create some yourself.

Schools say

“We have been using Blippit for about 4 or 5 years now with our KS3 Computer Systems classes. It is a great package for our students to use when creating apps. A project that we always receive positive feedback on. It is simple enough for students to create a basic app using the widgets with the drag and drop facility but also provides the more advanced students with some challenge as they can incorporate HTML coding within it. We will definitely continue to use Blippit within our KS3 curriculum as it is constantly developing and represents great value for money.” 
Louise Dakers, Teacher of Computing, The Fernwood High School, Nottingham.

Schools say

“The Blippit team have supported Mereside in the development, deployment and implementation of App creation into the computing curriculum.  They are always willing to offer assistance with any issues and provide hands on practical training to support teachers in delivering high quality lessons meeting the curriculum needs.  I can highly recommend Blippit to anybody.”
Tom Sale, Year 6 Teacher, Raspberry Pi Certified Educator, Mereside Primary School, Blackpool.

Schools say

"We initially had technical issues beyond Blippit’s control due to our LEA filtering but the level of technical support/general advice was simply amazing! The time and effort they put in working with us and the LEA to successfully get the software working is something I have not come across before in a company! Thanks again!"
Dan Rushton, Teacher, Thomas Becket Junior School, Worthing, West Sussex.

Schools say

“Blippit IO is a unique learning tool. It sits well on iPads, Chromebooks and traditional computers. It asks big questions of learners about content creation, design and audience.  Above all it is accessible for teachers and engaging for learners.  What more could you ask for from technology?”
Julian Coultas, Apple Distinguished Educator & Teacher, Derbyshire.

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Our free version allows your school to use Blippit IO FULLY without any major feature limitations or time limits.  Check out the comparisons below for details.   Office 365 and Google Apps for Education single sign in is also available on free and upgraded versions.  You can upgrade here...
Blippit IO
  • Blippit IO App Maker
  • Unlimited Accounts
  • All Maker Widgets
  • User Comms Panel 
  • Teacher Control Panel
  • Unlimited No. of Apps
  • Publishing to Planet Blippit
  • Blippit IO Blocks
  • Accessibility Theme Option
  • Unlimited Project Creation
  • Unlimited Project Exports
  • Unlimited Project Saving
  • Example Blocks Projects
  • Coding Project Player
  • Seamless export to PureCode 
  • Blippit IO PureCode Python
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  • Example Python Projects
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  • Blippit IO Spotlight
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  • Teacher Control Panel
  • Call Scheduling
  • In Call File Transfer
  • In-call Text Chat
  • 4 Spotlight Callers per Call
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