I’ve got a blog post up over on the Software Carpentry blog about trying out ipythonblocks in the classroom for the first time. Summary: it was a hit! The students really got a lot out of being able to immediately see the result of their code. We also did a lot of “what do you think this will do?”, which I think helped get the students thinking a bit more computationally. Some of the more advanced students even struck off on their own making their own designs instead of just sitting there bored.
I’m really looking forward to using ipythonblocks again at my next boot camps in May, and I hope others get some use out of it in the meantime!