School Computing

April 23, 2018   

Computing (hardware and software) resources for school students

This is a collection of resources for school students and their teachers for learning programming and hardware design. Hopefully it’ll answer the “I’m curious, but I don’t know what to do next!” question :-)


  • Scratch - Build games right from your web browser using scratch!
  • Alice - An object orientated programming language designed for teaching programming. Make 3D games using it.
  • Python - A beginner friendly, but very widely used programming language. Learn the language that Googlers use. There are lots of tutorials available (links coming soon!)
  • Swift Playground - Learn Apple’s new programming language Swift in a fun environment. Suitable for ages 10+.
  • In browser python - Write python code from your browser

Workshops and Courses


Communities and Suppliers

  • DIY - DIY is a safe online community for kids to discover new skills, meet friends who are geeks just like them, and be awesome.
  • Robots and Dinosaurs Hackerspace - Access lots of great tools, and a community of makers who run the occasional tutorial. In Meadowbank (Sydney).
  • Fablabs, Hackerspaces, Makerspaces, Techshops - Search for ones closest to you!
  • Sydney Electronics and wearable computing suppliers: Microwear , Altronics

General Information

Apps for tablets

Inspirational Stories!