Text-based vs Visual-based Coding
Coding is often thought to be extremely complicated and too intricate for younger children to learn. However, LearnToMod helps to simplify these concepts so that students of any age can more easily and quickly pick up the ideas. There are two different types of programming: text-based and visual-based. The prior is the one that many associates the word “coding” with. It’s hard not to imagine the many lines of complicated text that fill up computer screens when hearing this word.
What is Blockly?
Blockly uses a drag and drop method to help students visualize and understand the relationships of coding functions. The colorful aesthetic also makes it more engaging for younger students to be able to differentiate between the various functions of the blocks and learn exactly how the code is grouped and used.
LearnToMod’s unique method of teaching computer science through Blockly coding provides students with a chance to approach an initially intimidating concept in an easier way. It helps provide a more visual representation of programming concepts and walks students through the different steps needed to perfect their skills in coding.
Blockly emphasizes the importance of understanding the logical concepts of how coding works first without stressing the need to learn the complex ideas of memorizing how to call the necessary functions and perfecting the syntax simultaneously. Blockly is a great way for students to take the first step into the world of coding and learn about all of the amazing things that they can build on it!