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What is Pseudo Code ?

Pseucode is a way to express what your code should do, without using a particular language’s syntax. In our assignment,  To the water, for instance, pictured below: We provide the students with the following Pseudocode [crayon-59977d53f2b72992393048/] As you can see, there is no Python syntax included in that snippet. Instead, we are expressing what the code … Continue reading What is Pseudo Code ? →

Troubleshooting Penjee. Common Student Errors

So, you tried to complete a Penjee challenge and you did not receive the message below:   Below are the most common reasons for this problem. Reason #1 : (Very rare, but frustrating) You are 100% sure your code  is correct but the assignment isn’t completing. Though this happens very  rarely, sometimes the web page does not load all of the … Continue reading Troubleshooting Penjee. Common Student Errors →

Python for Middle Schoolers . Keep It simple, Visual and process oriented

As you know, here at Penjee we’re a big fan of learning Python as your first programming language! For the last 5 years or so, there has been a big push to teach block based coding  like Scratch to middle schoolers.  And while, many middle schools continue to use these drag and drop programs like Scratch ,   kids … Continue reading Python for Middle Schoolers . Keep It simple, Visual and process oriented →