Coding e didattica Upload Barbara Bevilacqua Loading... Working... ► Play all Hour of Code Suggestions by Grade Level Here are ideas of apps and websites that teachers in my PLN used successfully in the past during Hour of Code: Kindergarten Start kindergartners with problem solving. Introduction to ComputerCraftEdu Introduction to ComputerCraftEdu This wiki article covers the basic concepts of the software, using the robots, and programming. You may also find the following pages helpful: ComputerCraftEdu is a new way to learn computational thinking inside Minecraft. Players take control of powerful but clueless turtle robots in the game.
Minecraft in the Primary Classroom by @michaeliteach I’m sure over the past couple of years you’ve come across at least the mention of Minecraft. It is one of the most popular games in the world. It is played by millions of children across different platforms around the world. This is a re-blog post originally posted by Michael O’Kane and published with kind permission. The original post can be found here. Microsoft’s Minecraft Education Edition to be built in C++, not Java Recently, Microsoft announced an Education Edition of Minecraft. The announcement was made after Microsoft acquired MinecraftEDU, an educational variant of Minecraft, which is currently used in 7,000 classrooms in more than 40 countries. Immediately following the acquisition, the technology company stated plans to deploy its own Minecraft Education Edition as a means for educators to teach everything from STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) subjects like computer programming, to arts and poetry. The new version will be a way for educators, schools, parents, and students to use the incredibly popular game as an engaging learning tool with easier means to collaborate. A free trial of the new Minecraft Education Edition is slated to begin this summer, but other than this news, other details remained unknown. Minecraft PE updated to support Windows 10 crossplay
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Making Learning in Minecraft Fun! – The Curriculum How to Guide – Minegage News Well here we are, educators around the world, enticed and inspired by this new opportunity to engage and inspire learning in our students by way of Minecraft. Minecraft is the smash-hit open world block building game by Mojang, yes the one that was recently bought by Microsoft for 2.5 Billion dollars. The game itself has captivated nearly 100 Million users in it’s short lifespan and it’s now making strong headway into education. For many reasons Minecraft’s design aligns perfectly with education. It’s creative, it’s easy enough to use, and any lesson can be adapted to fit it. But, in it’s fresh new approach comes a gap that must be satisfied.
Announcing Minecraft: Education Edition At its core, Minecraft is an open world that promotes creativity, collaboration, and problem solving. It’s enjoyed by a worldwide community of over 100 million players who constantly inspire us with their creations. Many of the skills required to enjoy Minecraft to its fullest are important to educators who might be searching for inventive ways to engage their students. 10 block demos for Scratch Sean McManus shares some 10 block demos that demonstrate popular techniques in Scratch When I first started programming on the Amstrad CPC computer, magazines used to publish short listings. People could use them to learn how to program, and as building blocks for their own programs. One of the magazines had a feature called 10-liners, where programmers were invited to show what they could do in 10 lines of Basic.
Coding with Ozobots Calibrate Your Ozobot What does this mean? Ozobot’s “eyes” (the sensors) are very sensitive to the surrounding light. So much so that, if the paper changes or if you go closer to the window, it affects how Ozobot sees what’s underneath. For the Hesitant Teacher: Leveraging the Power of Minecraft If there’s any video game that has successfully made its way into the classroom, it’s Minecraft. There’s a small subset of teachers using all kinds of digital games in interesting ways, but the blockbuster hit Minecraft and its educational counterpart MinecraftEDU have reached much wider audiences. But getting started with MinecraftEDU can be intimidating for teachers who don’t consider themselves “gamers” and aren’t sure how to harness the engagement and excitement of Minecraft. Luckily, there’s a robust and global Minecraft teacher community to supply tips, support and even lesson plans. Teachers who already use Minecraft in the classroom love it because of the flexibility it offers — almost any subject can be taught with a little creativity.