Rainforest Coding Blog

Using AI for Coding

28th March 2024

When you consider how the future will look, do you think of flying cars, like in Back to the Future 2, and robot takeovers from Battlestar Galactica? Or does it look more like artificial intelligence and techie developments beyond our comprehension?

With the rapid expansion of AI into our everyday lives, we're taking a look at how it can impact our approach to coding.

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How to crack coding as your 2024 resolution!

22nd January 2024

If you’ve set yourselves the goal of learning to code in 2024 (or coding more) and are feeling a bit overwhelmed, remember you’ve got this!

We know it can feel daunting, especially if you’ve never coded before, so we’ve put together some tips to help you stay on track this year.

Click here for our top tips

The need-to-know coding languages for 2024!

6th December 2023

Well, that’s nearly a wrap on 2023, and as we edge into 2024 we thought we’d take a look at the need-to-know coding languages for the new year. Choosing which language to learn though is tricky because there are so many options to pick from. 

Click here to have a look at a few

Need confidence teaching coding?

31st October 2023

Did you know Rainforest Coding has many helpful aids to ensure teachers and classroom assistants feel confident delivering coding lessons? Alongside lesson plans and a coding glossary, we also have how-to videos and help sheets to support you and your students as you work through the different modules.


National Coding Week is back...

18th September 2023

National Coding Week is back and it’s celebrating its 10th year! Having started in September 2014 it has been celebrated every year since, in a bid to encourage everyone to learn the crucial skill of coding. It’s a UK celebration of coding, programming, and everything tech.


The importance of coding in school, and beyond...

8th June 2023

Coding has quickly become a crucial subject taught in schools, which makes sense when you look around you at the high-tech world that we live in. We've taken a look at a few of the benefits on offer for all school children who learn how to code.


Coding & Programming unscrambled...

18th April 2023

We're unscrambling coding! Here's a basic overview of coding, programming and the differences between them.


International Women's Day: who is coding in 2023?

8th March 2023

The latest figures from the Office of National Statistics show women now make up 43.9% of staff in the wider technology industry. So, for International Women’s Day, we’re taking a look at how the face of technology has changed, and debunking some social myths about who can code.


Confidence in Coding

21st December 2022

How do you teach your pupils coding when you don’t even feel confident doing it yourself? It’s one thing teaching your class coding or setting them up with an off-the-shelf programme, but really encouraging it means you need to feel confident with it too.


Teaching Coding Using 'Plugged ' and 'Unplugged' Resources

13th April 2022

Rainforest Coding offers an effective and interactive way to teach coding that expands beyond the games themselves! Students can understand the mechanics behind the games they play.


Creating the Coders of Tomorrow

25th February 2022

Younger generations are having increasingly less interest in ICT subjects at school. Fun and engaging coding games, like Rainforest Coding, are vital for creating the coders of tomorrow.


Combining Classes: Flexible Learning and Tracking Progress

21st January 2022

Make teaching hybrid lessons and combined classes easier with Rainforest Coding! Create classes, track individual and class module progress and print downloadable reports and certificates.


Coding Lesson Plans and Coding Glossary

10th December 2021

Take the stress out of planning coding classes! Rainforest Coding teachers can access downloadable and printable PDF lesson plans.


New: Congratulations Screen

1st November 2021

Each task in the Rainforest Coding adventure is now followed by a congratulations screen, detailing the skills learnt by the student.


Super Rescue Team Adventure

8th April 2021

NEW animated and interactive activities to introduce Scratch Jr coding to younger years, and those with more profound special educational needs.