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Monster Coding. Oh! The Places You Will Go! Digital Pedagogy Inspired by Dr. Seuss. Design an App! A Digital Technologies Project for 4/5/6Australian Curriculum Lessons. In this ICT activity, students create their own app. The project is accessed through a Weebly. It is open-ended and caters for the diversity of all students. It is student-paced, allowing students to work through it at their own speed.

Upon completion of the project, students present their new app to the class. A marking rubric is used to formally assess students and anecdotal notes are made along the way. Year 5 English: Digitial Technologies – Year 5/6: 6.5 Design a user interface for a digital system, generating and considering alternative designs.6.6 Design, modify and follow simple algorithms represented diagrammatically and in English involving sequences of steps, branching, and iteration (repetition).6.9 Manage the creation and communication of ideas and information including online collaborative projects, applying agreed ethical, social and technical protocols.

Task Overview: Your task is to design your very own app that can be used on iPads or iPhones. Activity 2: Time to Plan! Design an App! A Digital Technologies Project for 4/5/6. The game machine. W2L Info Published on December 1st, 2013 | by What2Learn Are you looking to make your own study game? 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 Provide eight questions and answers. Anagram study games Provide eight questions and answers. Matching activities Interactive wordsearches. CSER Digital Technologies: Implementing the Australian Curriculum Learning Area - Course. ICT in Primary Education: Transforming children's learning across the curriculum - University of London. About the Course Teachers and policymakers working in all sectors of education now recognise the importance and value of technology for learning and teaching.

The UCL Institute of Education, University of London (IOE and the UNESCO Institute for IT in Education (IITE ) are collaborating to run this professional development course for teachers, headteachers and policymakers working in the Primary Education sector. The course is part of IITE’s role to support and promote an active community of practitioners and policymakers in the use of digital technologies for learning and teaching. It is also linked to the IOE’s mission to promote excellence in education and professional practice through advancing knowledge and understanding.

The resources for the course are derived from teachers’ Primary practice in different countries. Announcement for US based teachers: Course Syllabus Learning Outcomes The intended learning outcomes are: Instructors Advisors. Computer Science Unplugged. Ready to Learn Coding? Here are resources. Plus: Teaching with Scratch| The Maker Issue.

There are several ways to start learning about code, and each offers something a little different. Not all coding sites are created equal, and not every site or initiative works for every teacher or learner. A playful, introductory experience might not satisfy a teacher looking for a civic-minded coding experience, while an in-depth tutorial on programming games might not be the best starting place for a kid interested in web design.

For novices, there are many ways to enter the coding ecosystem. Online coding lessons <Here’s Where to go/> Several sites offer free, online, self-paced lessons to help you learn text-based code—coding in the raw, so to speak. Sites like Codecademy and Khan Academy offer free instruction, while others, like Treehouse ( provide free trials and subscription plans. Typically, several “lessons” introduce related ideas in a “unit”—such as how to build a simple webpage—and then ask you to write code you can check against a lesson’s right answer. How young is too young to teach coding in schools? This week Federal Education Minister Christopher Pyne initiated a push to put maths or science on the agenda of all Australian year 11 and 12 students.

The move comes as our standard in international testing has slumped over the last decade. Likewise, this month Opposition leader Bill Shorten targeted the primary school curriculum saying that a Labor government would work to ensure that all primary and secondary school students received digital literacy and computer coding education. Importantly, this would be from a teacher who has had the opportunity to receive training in coding themselves. While from opposite sides of the fence, both bids signal a need for change in the way we educate our youngest generation.

As a country we’re finally starting to acknowledge the increasing importance of STEM subjects in our nation’s future, but are these talks enough to ensure that Australia can capitalise on this exceptionally fast growing sector in the future? So how do we implement this change? 1. 6 great coding websites and apps for tweens and teens | Tween Us.

My daughter's school offered a coding class as one of this year's summer school offerings. 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. And she could do it in her jammies. 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. 1. Cost: Free Best for Kids in Grades 6-12 At first, though, she wrote down "little boring" but crossed that off and next to it wrote "Awesome! " 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Cost: $3.99. 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. 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. Sites like the ones below take a block approach to programming.

Codecademy ( Codecademy is easily the most popular website that teaches anyone programming with the help of a user-friendly interface and a wide variety of coding languages to learn. Scratch ( This site was designed and maintained by MIT students. The Foos ( Learning can be so much fun with the Foos. Did we miss one? About. An overview of Kodu. (Click to play) Kodu lets kids create games on the PC and Xbox via a simple visual programming language. Kodu can be used to teach creativity, problem solving, storytelling, as well as programming.

Anyone can use Kodu to make a game, young children as well as adults with no design or programming skills. Since Kodu's introduction in 2009, we have visited the White House, teamed up with great groups like NCWIT and DigiGirlz, inspired academic research and been the subject of a book (Kodu for Kids). Kodu for the PC is available to download for free. Code the Future - Developers and Educators Working Together.