Coding in the Classroom: 16 Top Resources As cool as technology is, its intricacies and inner workings are sometimes intimidating, especially for young people who may be more interested in what technology can do for them rather than what they can do with technology. However, when students hurdle that obstacle and see the value of computer science — specifically coding — they gain a broadened perspective and the potential for a rewarding career in the tech field. The following resources will help you teach your students the basics of coding and will provide tips on how to keep kids interested as you go. Tools to Use in Class Can you make coding fun for your students? Absolutely!
Girls Who Code Girls Who Code works to close the gender gap in technology. Our free programs educate, inspire, and equip girls to pursue opportunities in technology. Girls Who Code and Pixelberry Studios to add new content to High School Story game In conjunction with Computer Science Education Week, story will promote girls and coding. Portion of proceeds from in-app purchases will go to Girls Who Code New York City (December 7, 2015) – Girls Who Code, the national non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology, today announced a partnership with Pixelberry Studios, maker of top mobile game High School Story, to feature new content about girls and coding in their popular game. Beginning December 7, 2015, in conjunction with Computer Science Education Week, High School Story will feature a new character, Gabriela, inspired by the real-life experiences of a Girls Who Code alumnae.
Learn To Code In 2017, Get Hired, And Have Fun Along The Way The 5 Months, Step By Step First Month: The Big Picture Big question to answer: How do computers, internet and websites work? Computational Thinking for Educators What: A free online course helping educators integrate computational thinking into their curriculum Who: Humanities, Math, Science, and Computing educators When: Now through December 20th The goal of this course is to help educators learn about computational thinking (CT), how it differs from computer science, and how it can be integrated into a variety of subject areas. As a course participant, you will increase your awareness of CT, explore examples of CT integrated into your subject areas, experiment with examples of CT-integrated activities for your subject areas, and create a plan to integrate CT into your own curricula.
32 Augmented Reality Apps for the Classroom by edshelf: Reviews & recommendations of tools for education Augmented Reality (AR) is a growing field of technology where real life is modified and enhanced by computer-generated sights and sounds. The most common use of AR can be seen through mobile apps. Point your device’s camera at something that the app recognizes, and it will generated a 3D animation or video superimposed over whatever is on your camera’s screen. The effect makes the computer-generated item appear like it’s really there. Some Very Good Resources to Help Students Learn Coding December , 2015 When you want to write a story, you need to understand grammar. When you want to cook a meal, you need to understand ingredients. When you want to build technology, you need to understand programming. Here are some resources to help students learn how to program.
Family Coding Day Session Resources - Beyond the Hour of Code Family Coding Day is an annual event to get kids and parents, even grandparents, programming together. We deploy 1 device for every 2 participants and help them work together to explore so many ways to connect through programming. Session A Code with the Fuzzes In your country Scientix National Contact Points Scientix National Contact Points (NCPs) provide an important link between Scientix at a European level and activities taking place in your country. They engage with national communities of STEM professionals, inform about Scientix activities and organise national workshops, webinars and other activities. NCPs also monitor and analyse national initiatives regarding science education policy and practice, to be published on the Scientix website, providing an overview of the national initiatives in science education taking place across Europe. Information about Scientix National Contact Points 2016-2019 Scientix Ambassadors and Deputy Ambassadors
15+ Ways of Teaching Every Student to Code (Even Without a Computer) According to Code.org, 90 percent of parents in the U.S. want their children to learn computer science—it will be crucial for many jobs in the near future—but only 40 percent of schools teach it. Critics claim that it is mainly the more affluent schools that offer computer science courses, thus denying those who attend poorer schools the chance to learn necessary skills. A focus on STEM is not enough: Code.org also reports that while 70 percent of new STEM jobs are in computing, only 7 percent of STEM graduates are in computer science.