Cargo-Bot – iPad The first game programmed entirely on iPad® Be Logical. Play Cargo-Bot Presenting Cargo-Bot. The first game programmed entirely on iPad using Codea™ Get it for free on the App Store. MIT App Inventor Get Started Follow these simple steps to build your first app. Tutorials Step-by-step guides show you how to build all kinds of apps. Teacher led Hour of Code lesson plans - by grade and subject Now that tens of thousands of educators have tried the Hour of Code, many classrooms are ready for more creative, less one-size-fits-all activities that teach the basics of computer science. To help teachers find inspiration, we collected and curated one-hour teacher-led lesson and activity plans designed for different subject areas for Hour of Code veterans. Elementary School Scratch Animate Your Name Ages 8 to 16. Programming, Creativity, Web-based.
Blended Learning: Making it Work in Your Classroom Kristin: I can say that the things I've been doing the last two years have really made a difference, because my kids have scored the highest in the State on the standardized tests. So what we're doing here is working, and it's helping them be successful. Julie: We define Blended Learning as the combination of digital content and activity with face-to-face content and activity. It sounds easy to Blend, but it really, it looks very different in every classroom. So if a teacher is using something that works really well in a face-to-face situation, they should continue to do that because it works well. If they can find something else that works better, is more efficient or more effective that's digital, then that would be implemented.
LEGO WeDo and Scratch "Motor" redirects here. For the block category with that name, see Motor Blocks. A LEGO WeDo robot being used with Scratch. 7 Programming Languages to Teach Kids How to Code Blockly is Google's refinement of Scratch using the same interlocking building blocks metaphor, but it can output code in several different programming languages. Currently, this includes JavasScript, Python, PHP, Lua, and Dart. That makes Blockly a visual editor rather than just a kid-friendly programming language. In fact, you can see the code along the side of your screen as you link blocks together, and you can switch programming languages on the fly to see the difference in language syntax for the same basic program. This makes Blockly ideal for teaching code to a wide range of ages, including older kids and adults who may not appreciate the younger-skewed cat and cartoons of Scratch. If this sounds like it would be an amazing transition from Scratch, Google is, in fact, working with MIT to develop the next generation of Scratch based on the Blockly platform.
Four Essential Principles of Blended Learning As schools become more savvy about blended-learning tactics– the practice of mixing online and in-person instruction — guidelines and best practices are emerging from lessons learned. Here are four crucial factors to keep in mind as schools plunge in. The single biggest piece of advice offered by most blended learning pioneers is to have a cohesive vision for how the technology will enhance specific learning goals, how it will ease the burden on teachers, and how it can make both teachers and students more creative learners. A big part of creating that vision is having strong leadership at all levels. A district superintendent who sees the value in a model will help remove old policies that inhibit the work.
Code Clinic: Go Released Successful programmers know more than a computer language. They also know how to think about solving problems. Kodu Kodu is a new visual programming language made specifically for creating games. It is designed to be accessible for children and enjoyable for anyone. The programming environment runs on the Xbox, allowing rapid design iteration using only a game controller for input. Programming as a Creative Medium