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Teaching primary and secondary students how to program has become a hot topic lately. Even people like United States President Barack Obama to actress Angela Bassett to music artist Shakira have spoken about the value of computer programming in an initiative called Hour of Code. With good reason too. Technology is a major part of our lives. Crunchzilla. Top 10 Ways to Teach Yourself to Code. Coding. Teaching Coding: Where Do You Start? EdSurge Newsletters Receive weekly emails on edtech products, companies, and events that matter.

Teaching Coding: Where Do You Start?

Soon after I wrote my last article on Edsurge “Where Does Tech-ed Belong in Edtech? ,” advocating for the need for computer science education, there was a surprising amount of activity in this area--from President Obama’s interview to the much talked about Code.org video. The timing of my article was purely coincidence, though I wish I could say otherwise! Now that we are warming up to the idea that we must teach computer science or programming or “coding” in our schools, the next question is “Where do you start?”

The advocacy channels and computer science organizations (CSTA, NCWIT, CSEdWeek, Code.org) give a number of helpful links to curriculum guides, tools, online programming courses and much more. Join the largest learning event in history, Dec 7-13, 2015. Coding. Welcome to the new Sodaplay. The Key to Coding – Part 1. Today’s blog is a guest post from the amazing Kim Vernon, who blogs at www.missICT.com.

The Key to Coding – Part 1

Kim is Head of Integrated Technologies for Infant students at Tanglin Trust School, Singapore. Originally from Sydney, Australia, she has been teaching overseas since 2008. Kim is a Google Certified Teacher and has a Master of Education. She has recently begun to share her knowledge and skills by speaking at regional and international conferences. For more, follow Kim on Twitter. In this Part 1 of a 2 part blog series, I will be looking at coding and the theory behind the ‘why’.

So why coding? If we are to be completely honest with ourselves, the concept or theory behind computer science in the curriculum is not new, well not within Early Years Education. How to get started with coding in the classroom - Daily Genius. This probably isn’t news, but coding isn’t just for geeks anymore.

How to get started with coding in the classroom - Daily Genius

Computer based jobs are growing at a rate estimated to be about 2x faster than other types of jobs, and it is estimated that there will be a million more jobs than there are students to fill them by 2020. Currently, less than 2.4% of college students graduate with a degree in computer science. Alice.org. 6 great coding websites and apps for tweens and teens. My daughter's school offered a coding class as one of this year's summer school offerings.

6 great coding websites and apps for tweens and teens

I was excited. She was not. Ah, tweens. The tricky thing is that they're smart enough to argue with you. In this case, my daughter pointed out that the class description said it was "self-guided" and that she could guide herself through one of the many websites and apps for kids who want to code, which are free or just a few dollars. I appreciate the kid's style, and after taking a few other factors into consideration, we talked about how she was going to have to take initiative, stay motivated and all those things that often don't come easily to this age group. At my request, over these first few weeks of summer my tween tried out an assortment of coding websites and apps for tweens and teens.

Hour of Code. Coding for Kids. Coding For Kids - Five Options for K-8 Students - More Than A Tech. Access to affordable technology is driving a revolution in how teachers teach and students learn.

Coding For Kids - Five Options for K-8 Students - More Than A Tech

One of the trends in recent years is teaching computer programming to younger students, i.e. coding for kids. It can be fascinating to see how younger students interact with laptops, tablets and cell phones. They’ve grown up in this new digital age and absorb things from their surroundings very quickly. If you notice, you’ll see that kids always try to create or build something new. This is evident in the huge success of Lego products or Minecraft. 6 great coding websites and apps for tweens and teens. The game machine. W2L Info Published on December 1st, 2013 | by What2Learn Are you looking to make your own study game?

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At What2Learn you can quickly and easily create an incredibly wide range of interactive learning activities including hangman games, quizzes, interactive word searches, extended writing activities and much more. No technical skills or programming knowledge is required to make these fun and effective study games – simply fill in the blanks with your own questions and answers and your flash-based game is instantly created and available for your students to play online. If you would like to create some games in the meantime, please sign up for a great value student or teacher Premium Account. Take a look below at the fantastic games you could soon be making… Hangman-style study games Simply provide eight single word answers to make your game. Q & A quizzes. Code with Anna and Elsa.