edutopia Introducing computer programming to your kids can be a challenge, especially for those who aren’t familiar with the nuances of code. Fortunately, in the last few years, a number of apps, software, and guides have been produced that make the often-complex subject of computer coding easy to grasp for young learners. So where to begin? These are a few resources that parents can share with their kids to help them start learning about programming. Programming Tutorials From Made With Code by Google: Google's Made With Code project has a mission of encouraging girls to pursue careers in computer science. The Made With Code projects are easy to follow, and if your kids are completely new to coding, don't fret. Inspiring Articles About Kids Learning to Code Still looking for some ideas? Coding Organizations for Kids For the non-coding parents, it can be difficult to know where to begin.
Top 10 of 2014, No. 8: Coding eSchool News highlights some of the 10 most significant ed-tech developments of 2014, and coding is No. 8 Each year, the eSchool News editors compile 10 of the most influential ed-tech developments and examine how those topics dominated K-12 ed-tech conversations. No. 8 on our list for 2014 is coding. Coding is quickly becoming a course that schools must offer in some way. The coding movement, buoyed by the Hour of Code during Computer Science Education Week, seeks to highlight how accessible coding courses and tutorials are for people of all ages. (Next page: Some of the top coding developments in 2014)
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. If they love Legos, they’ll love coding BotLogic–great for Kindergarten and youngersCode–learn to code, for studentsDaisy the Dinosaur—intro to programming via iPadHow to train your robot–a lesson plan from Dr. 1st Grade Code–learn to code, for studentsEspresso Coding–for youngersHopscotch–programming on the iPadPrimo–a wooden game, for ages 4-7Scratch Jr.Tynker 2nd Grade Code–learn to code, for studentsEspresso Coding–for youngersGoogle Spreadsheets–decode and fill in color coded pictures (like the popular gingerbread house, penguinpicture, or shapes and pictures)Hopscotch–programming on the iPadTynker 3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade Middle School Here are general ideas. Here are a few more general suggestions from my PLN last year: 2. compare and contrast code to poetry3. More ideas? Like this: Like Loading...
View Materials | Google CS First These short, hour-long activities allow you to try out CS First and introduce your students to computer science without committing to a complete 8-activity theme. They're perfect for special events such as Hour of Code or CSEdWeek, or as practice to help you familiarize yourself with CS First before starting a normal theme. High Seas Activity Sample CS First with "High Seas," an introductory activity designed for use in a classroom setting or at a conference, hackathon, or other event like Hour of Code. "High Seas" is a one-time, standalone activity and not part of a regular CS First theme, so it does not use or provide printed materials. Club creation with usernames and passwords for students is optional. Try Now View Lesson Plans Gumball's Coding Adventure Sample CS First with "Gumball's Coding Adventure," an introductory activity based on Cartoon Network's Amazing World of Gumball episode "The Signal." Try Now View Lesson Plans Storytelling Try Now View Lesson Plans Friends Art Sports
Hour of Code | Thomasville Times On Tuesday Thomasville High School students joined tens of millions of students from across the world to participate in an international campaign titled “Hour of Code.” During their first block of classes, students from every grade had the opportunity to try computer coding for one hour by simply logging on to the web-site Code.org, and following self-guided video tutorials. Designed to promote computer science education in the classroom, the week long, nationwide effort gives every student — regardless of grade, academic interest or access to technology an introduction to the basics of computer science through hands-on activities that demystify coding, proving that creating a phone app or computer game is not as difficult and challenging as it may seem. According to Higgins, females and minorities are severely under-represented in the field of computer science. Last year, about 15 million students participated in the hour long event hosted by Code.org.
Code Warriors: Hakitzu Battles - learn to code through robot arena combat on the App Store Programming eBooks Programming iOS 11 If you're grounded in the basics of Swift, Xcode, and the Cocoa framework, this book provides a structured explanation of all essential real-world iOS app components. Through deep exploration and copious code examples, you'll learn how to create views, manipulate view controllers, and add features from iOS frameworks. 11 coding resources for the Hour of Code “Computer science is the way the world is going—it’s the new literacy,” she said. “Not only does it teach you have to program the machines we’re using today, it also teaches you a whole different set of problem-solving skills.” Fewer schools teach computer science now than 10 years ago, though, despite the prediction that more than half of new jobs (60 percent) in all of the sciences will be computing jobs. Bringing computer science education to younger grades will help combat the common middle school mentality that students view themselves as “no good” at coding. Time of often a challenge, Prottsman said, which is why the Hour of Code can help—it’s just an hour, and there are a number of resources available to help students jump right in and start coding. Coding resources for younger students Code Studio: This site offers 20 hour-long coding courses for elementary school students. Other resources for grades K-5 include: Coding resources for older students
Alice.org Alice is an innovative 3D programming environment that makes it easy to create an animation for telling a story, playing an interactive game, or a video to share on the web. Alice is a freely available teaching tool designed to be a student's first exposure to object-oriented programming. It allows students to learn fundamental programming concepts in the context of creating animated movies and simple video games. In Alice, 3-D objects (e.g., people, animals, and vehicles) populate a virtual world and students create a program to animate the objects. In Alice's interactive interface, students drag and drop graphic tiles to create a program, where the instructions correspond to standard statements in a production oriented programming language, such as Java, C++, and C#. Alice allows students to immediately see how their animation programs run, enabling them to easily understand the relationship between the programming statements and the behavior of objects in their animation.
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