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Safari for Schools: Helping every high school student in America master technology. COJI by WowWee® - Learn to code with a smile(y) Do I need to have a compatible smartphone or tablet to play with COJI™?

COJI by WowWee® - Learn to code with a smile(y)

You'll need the app to get the full educational value out of COJI as well as driving him around and playing various games. However, COJI is also tons of fun without the app. Cubelets Blockly. Why should I learn to program Cubelets?

Cubelets Blockly

+ Cubelets are educational toys. At Modular Robotics, our goal is to build toys that impart new knowledge and skills through play. Kids Who Code: 8 Terrific Books That Introduce Programming. When I was a kid I thought we’d all be living on the moon by 2016, so the fact that I still don’t even have one robot servant is pretty disappointing.

Kids Who Code: 8 Terrific Books That Introduce Programming

However, every time I start thinking the 21st century doesn’t feel enough like the future, I remind myself that my nine-year-old daughter takes LEGO Robotics programming classes at her elementary school, and suddenly it feels like maybe hoverboards aren’t all that far away. All over the world, kids as young as five and six are learning how to write their own software code, which is AMAZING. Coding with Ozobots. Calibrate Your Ozobot What does this mean?

Coding with Ozobots

Ozobot’s “eyes” (the sensors) are very sensitive to the surrounding light. So much so that, if the paper changes or if you go closer to the window, it affects how Ozobot sees what’s underneath. To let Ozobot know what its surroundings are, you need to calibrate: Turn on the ozobot, place the ozobot on the black dot, and wait for it to turn green.

Challenge 1: Coding with Ozobots Use your Ozobot reference chart, and your Coded Practice Sheet. Mini challenge: In any of the slots, mark (blue, black, blue) and (red, black, red) and (blue, green, blue). Minecraft. Hour of Code Suggestions by Grade Level. Here are ideas of apps and websites that teachers in my PLN used successfully in the past during Hour of Code: Kindergarten Start kindergartners with problem solving.

Hour of Code Suggestions by Grade Level

Code Monster from Crunchzilla. <h2>Code Monster gets kids excited about programming.

Code Monster from Crunchzilla

It is a combination of a game and tutorial where kids experiment with learning to code. <p> Code Monster use Javascript. Please enable Javascript if you want the play with the Code Monster. 12 Suggestions for Teaching Coding. Get Your Students Coding With These 20 iPad Apps.

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Excellent Free Resources from Google to Teach Kids Coding and Computer Science. February 23, 2015 Google Computer Science First is a free program launched by Google in 2013 to help students enhance their computer science education through a variety of after-school, in-school, and summer programs.

Excellent Free Resources from Google to Teach Kids Coding and Computer Science

All clubs are run by teachers and volunteers. The materials provided by Google CS First are free and available online and each of these materials include lesson plans to help you use them with your students. These materials include: 1- Music and Sound Play musical notes, create a music video, and build an interactive music display. 2- Fashion and Design Learn how computer science and technology are used in the fashion industry while building fashion-themed programs, like: a fashion walk, a stylist tool, and a pattern maker. 3- Storytelling Use computer science to tell fun and interactive stories. 4- Art Create animations, interactive artwork, photograph filters, and other exciting, artistic projects.

Microsoft to support Raspberry Pi 2 with a free version of Windows 10. This Is Why Students Need to Learn Coding. January, 2015 Coding is becoming one of the essential literacies in the 21st century education.

This Is Why Students Need to Learn Coding

How learning to code might improve writing skills. Look, I'd like to point out straight away that I'm not a pedant.

How learning to code might improve writing skills

I'm happy to blithely split infinitives whenever the opportunity presents itself. I avoid the avoidance of ending a sentence with a preposition because, as Sir Winston Churchill said, "that is the kind of English up with which I will not put". Books To Help You Teach Students To Code. iPad Coding Apps for Students. Allison blackwell sur Twitter : "#coding with cups in Mrs. Sanzo's class. #weekofcode #moricmsp #mmcsdtech... There's a Maker Faire in That iPad! 10 Ways to Create Student Makers With Apps - Getting Smart by Alison Anderson - edapps, iPad, maker, maker fair, makerchat, makered. Too often the word on the street is “my school or class has new iPads but we don’t know what to do with them.”

There's a Maker Faire in That iPad! 10 Ways to Create Student Makers With Apps - Getting Smart by Alison Anderson - edapps, iPad, maker, maker fair, makerchat, makered

The best part about these devices is that they get the learning into the actual hands of students- make learning “hands-on.” That is NOT a new concept. Dewey, Montessori, David Kolb knew this long before the digital age- constructivism is one of the most effective ways to learn anything. These days, the word “maker” can be interchanged for “constructivist” and the Maker Movement is really starting to sweep the country. The White House announced last week they would host their first Maker Faire this spring (follow the hashtag, #IMadeThis).

These are all exciting events but all students should have easy access to becoming a maker. 1. Hagan Loves The New Tynker App.....Perfect For Hour Of Code & Beyond! BBC to release Doctor Who online game to teach kids how to code - Irish Innovation News Siliconrepublic.com. In a visionary move poised to teach more and more kids how to code, the BBC is about to launch a new online game called ‘The Doctor and the Dalek.’ The game has been engineered to complement the UK’s coding curriculum for schools. The move is part of the BBC’s Make it Digital initiative to inspire a new generation of kids to get creative with coding, digital technology an programming. “It’s an excellent example of how a hugely popular BBC show can give fans something extra, whilst also introducing wider audiences to increasingly important skills, such as coding and programming,” said Danny Cohen, BBC director of Television explained.

The game will be available for free online at bbc.co.uk/cbbc from tomorrow, 22 October. Note, it can only be played in the UK. The game – aimed ideally at 10 year-olds – is based on the Unity engine and features the current Doctor Peter Capaldi’s voice. Each puzzle unlocks an achievement that helps the Doctor build the Dalek back to full strength.

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