Enseñar a programar sin usar ordenadores Ese es el objetivo de csunplugged.org, una web con decenas de recursos que podemos usar para preparar clases de programación para niños, con juegos y actividades que muestran la lógica de la programación y ayudan a los alumnos a entender cómo se dan instrucciones a las máquinas. Hay muchas herramientas que ayudan a enseñar programación a los niños, desde las mostradas en code.org a las clases de scratch, material no falta, pero en muchas ocasiones es necesario hacer actividades en papel, con juegos, con obras de teatro, con dibujos en el suelo donde los niños se vayan moviendo de cuadrado en cuadrado siguiendo instrucciones dadas por otros… En csunplugged ayudan a desarrollar nuestra imaginación en ese sentido, ofreciendo recursos no digitales para abrir las puertas a otra forma de enseñar, ya que no es necesario tener un ordenador por alumno para explicar conceptos que pueden explicarse con lápiz, cartón y creatividad. Una original propuesta que vale la pena consultar.
3. Programming unplugged: learning programming without computers An inspiring unplugged session on teaching computing for teachers. Overview It’s easy to assume that programming is something you have to learn at a computer but if you want your students to deeply understand programming concepts, rather than blindly getting programs to work then unplugged techniques can work really well to get students started. We will see how to program a robot face that is made of students, look at a simple way to give a deep understanding of how variables work by making them physical, and see how to compile programs onto your class instead of onto a computer. Session material This session will cover: Inspiring ways to introduce programming away from computers.What is a variable? Code for Life Play Anyone can learn how to code. Rapid Router will help you learn how. It’s fun, free and easy.
7 Fun and Creative Apps and Websites That Teach Kids to Code These iOS and Web Apps are Visually Oriented and Kid-Friendly and Help to Build Critical Logic and Problem Solving Skills Computer coding is becoming an increasingly popular activity for today’s technology oriented kids. Even kids who do not plan to grow up and become computer programmers are enjoying the control and autonomy that coding delivers. Coding encourages kids to be creative, think logically and develop critical thinking skills that they will need throughout their lives. 12 Sites That Will Teach You Coding for Free There was a time when knowing how to program was for the geekiest of geeks. That’s not exactly the case today. As most entrepreneurs, freelancers and marketers will tell you, learning how to program can help you succeed. Over the past year, I've been learning to code. It's helped me to become a much better entrepreneur -- I can dive in when my team needs to fix a few bugs on the site.
Teaching Coding in Class: 17 Apps to Try November 17, 2014 Today as I was going through my bookmarks, I come across this excellent visual created by Sean Junkins where he features a bunch of powerful apps to help you teach coding in the classroom. Unfortunately, the visual does not render legible enough when turned into large infographic. So instead, I am sharing with you the apps featured in it. I really like how Sean Junkins arranged these apps into different categories which will help you target different areas in the teaching of coding.