Game-Based Learning Units for the Everyday Teacher Game-based learning (GBL) is getting a lot press. It is an innovative practice that is working to engage kids in learning important 21st century skills and content. Dr. Judy Willis in a previous post wrote about the neurological benefits and rationale around using games for learning. Programming Courses for Kids Learn as you build games in our programming courses. Access to all courses. The best way to gain coding skills. 1000+ Coding Activities Monthly Plan $8/mo 1 Child
Paul Ford: What is Code? A computer is a clock with benefits. They all work the same, doing second-grade math, one step at a time: Tick, take a number and put it in box one. Tick, take another number, put it in box two. A sample makefile and how it works Next: CommentsUp: A short guide to Previous: A short guide to Let's start by looking at a sample makefile: #-----Macros--------------------------------- # for cs machines #BASEDIR = /usr/project/courses/cps008/lib # for acpub machines BASEDIR = /afs/acpub.duke.edu/users8/ola/courses/lib TLIB = $(BASEDIR)/libtapestry.a INCLUDES = -I. Teaching Kids to Code Every era demands--and rewards--different skills. In different times and different places, we have taught our children to grow vegetables, build a house, forge a sword or blow a delicate glass, bake bread, create a soufflé, write a story or shoot hoops. Now we are teaching them to code.
The nine golden rules of using games in the language classroom I think you might want to download these activities so you can use them later… so here’s a handy PDF file of this blog post! I’ve long been an admirer of the use of games in teaching. Indeed, one of my most popular posts ever here on the Teach them English blog is the rather misleadingly titled ‘Why I don’t use games in the language classroom’ which, if you’ve got a spare ten minutes, gives you as good a background into the role of games in the language classroom as you’ll ever need (no need for me to be modest!). Games remain a fundamental part of my teaching as they can be used to liven up lessons, while also creating a relaxed learning atmosphere where learners feel confident to practice new language skills. The importance of games cannot be understated in the role they play in providing alternative ways of learning or showing that you can recall what has been learned. 1.
Code Hunt Share: Website: codehunt.comDescription: A superb game where children must use their knowledge of coding to progress through the levels. There are two programming languages to choose from and tutorials at every step of the way.Category: Digital & Web Tools > Computer Game Builders & Programming Other Links in This Section MicroBit Share: Website: microbit.co.uk Description: The website for the BBC Micro:Bit has lots of coding resources to use with and without a Micro:Bit device for both teachers and pupils, including program creators with a choice of programming languages.
Chip for Raspberry Pi by Soldering Sunday Chip and his friends, The Pixel Pals, live on Planet M and they are makers. Through their adventures, they learn about different materials and technologies, solve problems, and explore new ideas. 184 very special people helped bring Chip for Arduino to life through Kickstarter and now Chip is here to start a new adventure on the Raspberry PI - and he needs your help. Many electronic kits do not offer anything more than a battery and a LED. Once completed, those kits end up in a drawer, never to be used again.
Game based learning & Gamification Lots people want to get started with game based learning, gamification and serious games in their training. We’ve been curating game related content for over a year and a half while conducting our own research and case studies. Here are 100 articles related to games and learning. Some of them are research-based, while others just offer an interesting perspective to spark discussion. Take what you need and share this with a colleague. 10 Apps & Sites for Digital Storytelling & more! – Kleinspiration Have your Students Tell their Stories Digitally! What is digital storytelling? Students can tell their story in a digital manner the same as they would orally or on paper. Digital storytelling is simply applying one’s creative ideas in a manner that allows him or her to add multimedia (video, images, and audio) to their voice.