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Europe Code Week 2015 - Resources and guides

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 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 Scratch ode to code: Multilingual Scratch tutorial for Europe Code Week Codecademy: Learn to code interactively, for free, on the web. Coding for younger beginners Scratch: With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community. Full online courses for advanced learners edX: EdX offers interactive online classes and MOOCs from the world’s best universities. Related:  Create, How to...Programming

A Wonderful Free Tool for Creating Interactive eBooks for Your Class August 2, 2015Kindle Textbook Creator is a free software application that allows you to easily convert your educational content saved in PDF format into Kindle books.These include textbooks, course notes, study guides and many more. Using Kindle Textbook Creator, you will be able to enhance the readability of your content with features such as audio, video, and image pop-ups. Once your eBook is ready, you can publish it through Kindle direct publishing and make it available for readers on different devices including fire tablets, iPad, Android tables and Mac and PC computers. Kindle Textbook Creator also includes a preview mode that shows authors which interactive features are supported on different devices.

Coding Unplugged | Next Learning Introdurre ai concetti fondamentali dell’informatica senza l’utilizzo del computer Quando si parla di coding unplugged si intendono quelle attività che utilizzano strumenti non digitali per la realizzazione di attività che introducono ai concetti fondamentali dell’informatica e alle logiche della programmazione. Sono sempre più numerose le esperienze didattiche che vedono coinvolti bambini e ragazzi nella realizzazione di attività analogiche che affiancano l’utilizzo degli strumenti digitali. Di cosa si può far esperienza con le attività di unplugged? Attraverso il coding senza dispositivi digitali è possibile fare esperienza delle logiche e dei concetti base della programmazione e quindi praticare attività che concorrono allo sviluppo del pensiero computazionale. Quali attività? Come abbiamo evidenziato, l’elemento comune che caratterizza le attività unplugged è il fatto di non usare computer, tablet né altri dispositivi digitali: è il mondo dell’analogico, della carta e dei colori.

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? Edutopia presents a list of six resources designed to help parents get their kids interested in coding. The Facts About Coding Teaching your students to code is important, but teaching them its practical value is also key in helping them derive the most benefit from what they learn. Dr.

Basic PDF Tips Every Teacher Using Mac Should Know about July 29, 2015 In an earlier post entitled ‘10 Mac Tips Every Teacher Should Know about’ we fleetingly touched on a quick hack on how to annotate your PDFs. We subsequently received few questions from teachers inquiring about PDF tips for Mac users so we decided to feature some of the basic yet overlooked things you can do with your PDFs on Mac. For any of these tips to work, make sure you open your PDF then click on ‘View’ in Mac’s menu bar and select ’Show markup toolbar’. 1 Add signature to PDFs You can easily sign PDFs using the sign feature in the mark-up toolbar. 2- Add notes and sketches to PDFs To add a note to a PDF document, click on the note icon as shown in the screenshot below and start typing in the displayed text box. The same with sketches, click on the pen icon to start sketching . 3- Add text to PDFs Similar to the notes feature mentioned above, you can add your own text to a PDF document by simply clicking on text icon.

CodyRoby – il kit fai da te Italiano – English – Español I giochi di programmazione fai da te sono il regalo perfetto: puoi scaricarli subito, sono gratis, garantiscono il divertimento, sviluppano la creatività. CodyRoby è il nuovo metodo per divertirsi con la programmazione a qualsiasi età anche senza computer. Usa l’hashtag #CodyRoby per seguire gli aggiornamenti, per dire la tua o per condividere le tue esperienze di gioco. New Minecraft Mod Teaches You Code as You Play Like many nine-year-olds, Stanley Strum spends a lot of time building things in Minecraft, the immersive game that lets your create your own mini-universe. The game has many tools. But Stanley is one of many players taking the game a step further by building entirely new features into the game. And, more than that, he’s also learning how to code. He’s doing this with a tweak to the Minecraft game, called LearnToMod. Strum is one of 150 students who are now tinkering with LearnToMod, an educational add-on teaches you the basics of programming while creating tricks and tools that you can use within the Minecraft. “Kids are already spending ridiculous amounts of hours on Minecraft,” says Stephen Foster, the co-founder of ThoughtSTEM, the company that’s built the LearnToMod module. ‘Kids are already spending ridiculous amounts of hours on Minecraft. Stanley Strum signed up for the class earlier this year, enticed by the promise of college credit. Stepping Outside of the Virtual Classroom

Microsoft Released A New Website to Help Teachers Use Minecraft in Their Classes July 10, 2015 Minecraft is an immersive learning environment that has started as a game about creating, exploring and managing resources before it becomes one of the leading educational learning platforms for students. A few days ago, Microsoft, Minecraft’s parent company, announced the release of a new website, Minecraft for Education, geared towards providing teachers with a forum where they can share their ideas about how they use Minecraft in their teaching. ‘Minecraft in education is a way to teach, learn and inspire. It’s students visiting ancient civilizations to create and play out their own stories. It’s exploring mathematical concepts like perimeter, area, and volume by breaking and placing Minecraft blocks. Here are some examples of how some teachers are using Minecraft in their classes: Elementary students in Seattle are learning foundational math skills by calculating perimeter, area and volume in Minecraft during a Saturday math program.

Le lezioni capovolte di maestro Rico Rico Vasti è un maestro presso la scuola primaria di Bernalda (MT), che da qualche tempo ha sperimentato l'utilizzo della flipped classroom nella pratica didattica quotidiana. In questa prospettiva sta raccogliendo le video lezioni di matematica in un canale Youtube che vi invito a consultare per comprendere come la realizzazione di contenuti didattici per l'insegnamento capovolto non sia cosi' complicato. Dopo averne visionato alcuni, posso confermare che si tratta di materiali chiari e ben fatti, costituiti da una presentazione con il commento del docente. Il collega utilizza esclusivamente infatti PowerPoint 2016 e consiglia, in alternativa, Leawo. Vai al canale youtube del maestro Rico Articoli correlati

Börja skriva kod med Code Combat När man introducerar programmering i skolan tillsammans med elever är blockprogrammering ett perfekt alternativ. Då använder eleverna färdigprogrammerade block som de sätter ihop i ett specifikt mönster för att få en viss bestämd händelse att ske på datorskärmen. På det sättet får eleverna en uppfattning om hur internet och tex datorspel fungerar och är uppbyggda. Att det inte är något magiskt, att datorn gör precis det man säger till den/programmerar den att göra, inget annat. Och blir det inte som man har tänkt så är det inte datorns fel, utan det är något man sagt åt den på fel sätt att göra, felprogrmmerad. Det är riktig problemlösning man jobbar med, samt logiskt och analytiskt tänkande. Vi har testar en del olika blockprogrammeringsverktyg som, Scratch, LEGOmindstormEV3, Hopscotch samt andra programmeringsappar ni kan läsa om på tidigare inlägget där elever recenserar programmeringsappar. Vi testade spelet med våra tjejer i Girls Code och responsen kom direkt!