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Coding on iPads – Beginner to Pro

Coding on iPads – Beginner to Pro
Code and programming may not be the most important topics on the planet but it is an area of study that sufferers two major problems. one: an industry with millions of unfilled job positions and two: a world where not enough teachers feel confident to run programming projects. The iPad can offer a solution in these situations. There’s an app for that (and a generation) Fortunately, the world of code education is getting easier and more self-sufficient every month. Initially, many code teachers in the world were skeptical about whether the iPad had any role to play in code learning and thought of it as just a consumption device. Here’s a summary of some of the apps on offer and the level they cater for: Where do I start and end this journey? Here I will attempt to summarise the various levels of learning and the apps that sit at each stage. Stage one – Single procedure Getting from A to B might be easy for humans but computers need commands every step of the way. Stage two – multi character Related:  App

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7 Excellent iPad Apps to Teach Students Coding and Programming August, 2015 Coding is one of the most demanded skills in the 21st century learning. There is a growing need for teaching students the fundamentals of coding and computer programming not only because these are the skills needed for the future job market but also because coding allows learners to better understand their digitally focused life and therefore enhance their interaction with digital media. We have already featured a plethora of interesting resources, apps, and tools that teachers and parents can draw on to introduce coding to their kids. 1- Daisy The Dinosaur Learn the basics of computer programming with Daisy the Dinosaur! 2- Hopscotch Hopscotch teaches kids to code using simple, intuitive building blocks. 'The new Bee-Bot App from TTS Group has been developed based on our well-loved, award-winning Bee-Bot floor robot. 4- Cargo-Bot Cargo-Bot is a puzzle game where you teach a robot how to move crates. 6- Tynker Solve fun puzzles and learn to code. 7- CoderDojo

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! 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.

Ma présentation au Sommet iPad en éducation 2015 : le savoir-publier Sommet iPad en éducation 2015, Montréal QC (Sur Twitter, suivre #ipad15) Le savoir-publier, élément essentiel de l’école faite autrement… Résumé : L’émergence d’initiatives technopédagogiques est un signe de transformation. L’accès au numérique via divers outils, les applications performantes, de pair avec ces compétences transdisciplinaires, amènent à revoir les diverses formes de littératies, notamment numériques. Dans un monde où la culture de l’écran-image interpelle nos sens, des questions importantes se posent : Comment le savoir-publier favorise-t-il les compétences de communication tout comme la créativité, pour le bénéfice des apprenants ? L’ignorance rend malhabile, dit-on… Cette complicité entre compétences et contenus, appuyée par les données probantes de la recherche, sont les fondations d’où surgissent les murs de la créativité pédagogique. C’est ce que j’appelle prendre le « beau risque ». Les jeunes nous attendent de l’autre côté ! J'aime : J'aime chargement…

5 Ways to View PowerPoint Presentation on iPad Have a pile of PowerPoint presentation files and wanna view them on your new iPad? Though playing PowerPoint presentation on iPad is wanted for most iPad users, Apple doesn't have a plan to develop any tool for it. The good news is that with some wordarounds, you can view PowerPoint on iPad freely. Below 5 ways are introduced for you to play PPT on iPad. Read on to learn the details. 1. iPad is a superior platform for reading PDF files. 1. 2. 3. After you successfully convert PPT to PDF, transfer the newly PDF to iPad for reading on the go. 2. Since iPad is equipped with a photo viewer, then converting your PowerPoint slideshow to pictures is a good way to view it on iPad. iPad supported image formats are .jpg, .bmp, .gif, and .png. 2. 3. 4. And then the PowerPoint should be exported as images. 3. Nothing is more pleasant than watching videos on iPad. I like this “loseless” way that help me view the video presentation on my iPad. 4. 5.

<img src=" height=100px> - Alternativas a Scratch para que los niños programen Etoys Es una herramienta de programación visual, desarrollada por los creadores de Smalltalk, Alan Kay y Dan Ingalls, con el asesoramiento pedagógico de pedagogos como Seymur Papert y Jerome Bruner. StartLogo TNG StarLogo TNG es una evolución de Starlogo para la creación y simulación de sistema complejos dirigido a facilitar la programación a través de un interfaz gráfico de bloques accesible a los niños y jóvenes e iniciar en la creación de juegos 3D. Stancyl Entorno para el desarollo de juegos está basado en bloques al igual que Scratch. SmallBasic Es una aplicacion de Microsoft que utiliza el lenguaje QBasic para facilitar el aprendizaje a los ninos a aprender a programar. NetLogo NetLogo es un entorno de modelado programable para simular fenómenos naturales, sociales y juegos. GameSalad-Creator Permite crear aplicaciones para variedad de platformas, IOS, Android, HTML5, Mac con solo arrastrar y soltar. Otras aplicaciones interesantes para empezar a programar: MIT App Inventor Alice Pocked Code

How To Start Integrating Coding Into Project Based Learning – from Kate Wilson This post first appeared on Edudemic. True Project Based Learning (PBL) challenges students to acquire deeper knowledge of a concept by establishing connections outside their classroom. According to the research on PBL, the main tenets are to create real world connections, develop critical thinking skills, foster structured collaboration, motivate student driven work, and enable a multifaceted approach. Similarly, coding applies all of these core tenets as programs require logical thinking, team work, a variety of tools, and – most importantly – perseverance on the part of the student. Consider the potential of applying the challenges of coding to the proven successful tenets of PBL. Coding Application: Find a solution to a problem by creating an App or Website Douglas Kiang (@dkiang), AP Computer Science teacher at Punahou School, used PBL in his classroom to encourage his students to connect with their community. Coding application: Coding requires a series of logical steps Related

Scratch Jr : Une application Scratch sur tablette iPad Coder est un nouveau type d’alphabétisation! Avec ScratchJr, les jeunes enfants (5-7 ans) peuvent programmer leurs propres histoires et des jeux interactifs. Durant ce processus, ils apprennent à résoudre des problèmes, des projets de conception, et ainsi, exprimer leur créativité grâce à leur tablette. Scratch Junior sur tablettes iPad et Android est une application entièrement inspirée du concept initial de Scratch. Les enfants placent ensemble des blocs de programmation graphiques afin de permettre à leurs personnages de se déplacer, sauter, danser, et chanter. ScratchJr a été inspiré par le langage Scratch populaire de programmation ( utilisé par des millions de jeunes (8 ans et plus) dans le monde entier. Le code a été simplifié et se base plus sur des images sous forme d’icônes que sur du texte au travers d’actions basiques (briques de Scratch). Éditeur graphique Vous pouvez télécharger gratuitement ScratchJr sur le AppStore d’Apple et sur GooglePlay.

Tips for Using iPads in the Classroom While for some teachers, iPads in the classroom are already a familiar part of everyday life, as of Pearson’s 2014 Student Mobile Device Survey, only 16% of students attended schools that provide tablets 1:1. For all the news stories and chatter in the educational industry about using iPads in education, many teachers haven’t gotten a good look at just what the technology can do for their students. But there’s reason to believe that could well change in coming years. The same Pearson report found that: 51% of students think their school should be providing them with tablets.89% say tablets make learning more fun.81% say using a tablet in the classroom allows them to learn in the way that’s best for them.71% believe tablets help students perform better in class. Image via flickr and Sean MacEntee As much as the opinions of students should be given heavy weight in these conversations, many of you will reasonably also want to see evidence of results. From Apple: 1. What You Can Do About It: 2.

Coding for the Common Core: 15 iPad Coding Apps for K-5+ Check out These Fun iPad Apps for Helping Young Students Learn About Coding, Logic, Math, & More! Dr. Leslie Suters is a faculty member in the College of Education’s Curriculum & Instruction Department at Tennessee Tech University. She will present the session “Coding for the Core: Using the iPad to Develop Computational Thinking and Mathematical Practices” at the 2015 Teaching and Learning with the iPad Conference this November in Raleigh, NC. Yesterday we published the article, “Coding for the Common Core – Apps for Integrating Coding With Math and ELA“, in which we shared numerous programmable robots and insights and lesson plans that offer ideas for how they can be used in classrooms teaching various subjects. Today, we share 15 different iPad apps (many of them are free!) Scratch Jr (Free, Ages 5 to 7):itunes.apple.com/app/scratchjr/id895485086 Bee Bot (Free, Age 4 and up):itunes.apple.com/app/bee-bot/id500131639 Kodable (Free, Age 5 and up):itunes.apple.com/app/kodable/id577673067

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. It’s very common to learn to code by looking at working code and figuring out how and why it works. Although the quality of lessons can be inconsistent, messing around on Codecademy or a similar site is an inexpensive way to learn the basics of programming, and how universal concepts transfer. Starting from Scratch Physical computing

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