Primary Computing lesson resources These are all the resources I use in my lessons - you are FREE to share them with your children and colleagues: My year group progression grids If you and your children have found my resources helpful, please leave me a comment underneath! Code & Conquer Most Important: Have Fun. And earn some badges. See how your strategy works out in different scenarios, challenge other players, receive points, earn badges and climb your way to the top of the leaderboard.
Kids make a paper computer and understand how it works!CreatifulKids “Mommy, the computer is out of INTERNET, we need to CHARGE it!“ my son replied when I asked him why he was fiddling with the plug and the power cord. My 4 year old boy had a point. The computer was out of battery. So while helping him with the plug, I thought in loud voice: “Ah … the battery is empty. View Materials These short, hour-long activities allow you to try out CS First and introduce your students to computer science without committing to a complete 8-activity theme. They're perfect for special events such as Hour of Code or CSEdWeek, or as practice to help you familiarize yourself with CS First before starting a normal theme. Gumball's Coding Adventure Sample CS First with "Gumball's Coding Adventure," an introductory activity based on Cartoon Network's Amazing World of Gumball episode "The Signal." This activity can be used in a classroom setting, at a conference, or at an event like Hour of Code. "Gumball" is a one-time, standalone activity and not part of a regular CS First theme, so it does not use or provide printed materials.
Scratch Day Step 1 Imagine What kind of Scratch Day will you create? Step 2 Plan Kojo Home Kojo is an open source App that runs on Linux, Windows, and Mac. It is a Learning Environment – with many different features that enable play, exploration, discovery, creation, and learning in the areas of: Computer Programming and Computational thinking. Math and Science. Inductive, Deductive, Systematic, and Analytical thinking. Art, Music, and Creative thinking.
Coding is not the new literacy Despite the good intentions behind the movement to get people to code, both the basic premise and approach are flawed. The movement sits on the idea that "coding is the new literacy," but that takes a narrow view of what literacy really is. If you ask google to define literacy it gives a mechanical definition: the ability to read and write. This is certainly accurate, but defining literacy as interpreting and making marks on a sheet of paper is grossly inadequate.
Coding at school: a parent's guide to England's new computing curriculum Getting more kids to code has been a cause célèbre for the technology industry for some time. Teaching programming skills to children is seen as a long-term solution to the “skills gap” between the number of technology jobs and the people qualified to fill them. From this month, the UK is the guinea pig for the most ambitious attempt yet to get kids coding, with changes to the national curriculum. ICT – Information and Communications Technology – is out, replaced by a new “computing” curriculum including coding lessons for children as young as five. 24 Unique Maker Education Resources For Teaching & Learning 24 Unique Maker Education Resources For Teaching & Learning by Mike Acedo 1. Makezine.com is a major hub for the maker’s movement, providing amateur makers and educators with a plethora of information, resources, and project ideas to implement for themselves, or in their classrooms. 2.
Education reform for computer science With schools more eager to welcome coding in the classroom, some advocates now push to make it a public-education priority. In her 2014 book Connected Code: Why Children Need to Learn Programming, Yasmin Kafai, Ed.D. ’93, of the University of Pennsylvania, urges schools add on to the traditional “3 Rs” of reading, writing, and arithmetic: the aRts and pRogramming. That the public perceives computers as both essential, and essentially opaque, is a form of illiteracy.
Europe Code Week 2015 - Resources and guides EU Code Week is a grass-root movement run by volunteers who promote coding in their countries as Code Week Ambassadors. Anyone – schools, teachers, libraries, code clubs, businesses, public authorities – can organise a #CodeEU event and add it to the codeweek.eu map. To make organising and running coding events easier, we have prepared different toolkits and selected some of the best lesson plans, guides and other resources. Presentations and toolkits Local resources in your language Coding lessons for beginners of all ages
Code with Monsters this Halloween! Get coding with our fun Halloween programming activities! Start with a set of 20 puzzles, a music video do-it-yourself project, or a trick-or-treat storytelling project. Play Scavenger Hunt Puzzles