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Useful Apps and Resources to Help Students Learn Coding

Useful Apps and Resources to Help Students Learn Coding
April 29, 2017 Coding is an essential skill for 21st century students. 'When kids learn to code' , Mitch Resnick states, ' it enables them to learn many other things, opens up many new opportunities for learning. It's useful to make an analogy to reading and writing, when you learn to read and write it opens up opportunities for you to learn so many other things, when you learn to read you can then read to learn, which is the same thing with coding, if you learn to code you can code to learn.' We have already featured a number of interesting coding resources to use with your students in class, check out this section to learn more. In today's post, we are sharing with you another equally important coding resource . These are apps featured in iTunes App Store under the category 'Code for Everyone'. This visual is also available for free download in PDF format from this link.

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20 incredible apps teachers can use in a single-iPad classroom - BookWidgets Yes! You finally got your brand new and shiny iPad for the classroom! There’s only one tiny (read: enormous) problem. There’s one iPad and there are 25 students. So how are you going to use this iPad? 12 Great Books to Help Kids Learn Coding April 30, 2017 A few days we shared with you this interesting resource featuring some of the best apps and tools to help kids learn everything about coding. Today, we are adding another important resource to our coding archive. This is a collection of some good books to introduce kids to coding and help them master the world of programming. Links to the books are under the visual. Enjoy 1- Help Your Kids with Computer Coding, by DK Publishing Help Your Kids with Computer Coding is a straightforward, visual guide to helping kids understand the basics of computer coding using Scratch and Python coding languages.

An Awesome Infographic Featuring The Benefits of Using Tablets in The Classroom April 28, 2017 Mobile tablet computers have made their way into classrooms all over the world, with mixed responses. The phrase m-learning (or mobile-learning), the next stage after e-learning, has recently made its way into education literature. A recent YouGov study showed that over three quarters of teachers are using a mobile device in school, this is a development that cannot be ignored any longer.

A Good Visual Featuring 10 iPad Apps for Teaching Kids Coding January 24, 2017 Kids learn best when they are engaged in hands-on activities that challenge their imagination and unleash their creative thinking. The coding apps we selected for you today can do just that. They spark kids interest through immersive games and interactive learning activities designed to teach children basics of computer programming and coding skills. 5 of The Most Popular Student Interactives to Use in Your Class April 29, 2017 One of our favourite resources for student interactives is ReadWriteThink. It provides a wide variety of educational materials to help teachers make the best of technology in their teaching and to enhance students learning. Check out this section to view ReadwriteThink tools we have reviewed so far.

Hour of Code Website and App Suggestions for K-8 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. untitled Ever since we first produced our wheel of iPad Apps for Learners with Dyslexia / Reading and Writing Difficulties, we've had regular requests for a similar wheel for tablets and smartphones that use the Android operating system. IPads are used much more frequently than Android devices in schools, but over the past few years more schools have started to allow the use of Android tablets and many parents have been buying them for home use. More educational apps are now available for Android tablets and smartphones. The first version of our Android Apps for Learners with Dyslexia / Reading and Writing Difficulties was created in October 2015. During its first few months it was downloaded nearly 400 times a month. It attempted to categorise a number of apps that may be useful for people with reading and writing difficulties, such as:

Ed Tech Tuesday - Elementary School Library uses ‘Spheros’ to help kids learn programming - Elementary Librarian I read about this very cool toy robot that is being used to help teach 5th-graders learn about programming. They call it the Sphero SPRKs, these are grapefruit-sized robotic, programmable polycarbonate balls that can be coded to roll in specific patterns. This provides an engaging activity for kids to learn practical uses for geometry and physics. Oxford Owl from Oxford University Press Welcome to our free eBooks collection, developed for children aged 3 - 11 years old. Help your young child learn to read with The Oxford Reading Tree (featuring our much-loved Biff, Chip and Kipper characters), watch your child develop their love of reading with Project X, or simply browse our range of over 200 eBooks for inspiration. All our free eBooks are tablet-friendly. Just register or log in above to start reading. If you'd like to learn more about how to support your child's reading, visit our 'Oxford Reading Tree levels' and 'Phonics made easy' pages.