News Tagged 'programming'

Code Studio

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CODE logoCode.org has developed an elementary school curriculum that allows even the youngest students to explore the limitless world of computing- at no cost for schools. The courses blend online, are self-guided and self-paced tutorials with “unplugged”activities that require no computer at all. Each course consists of about 20 lessons that may be implemented as one unit or over the course ...

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Literacy from Scratch

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scratchLiteracy from Scratch is a response to the UK government’s initiative to develop computer programming skills in Primary School. It is a  joint project between schools in London and in Prague. The project was developed by a group of postgraduate students from those cities – aided further by schools in the UK and the Czech Republic, as the students ...

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Looking Glass a 3D interactive story telling application

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Looking Glass LogoLooking Glass a 3D interactive story telling application, which was developed at Washington University in St. Louis, enables children to build short animated movies while also learning basic programming skills. This would sit really well in any forward thinking curriculum as it teaches computational thinking right from the start, before children even realise they are learning something!

The freely downloadable app encourages creativity and problem-solving skills which will be ...

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123ICT-Oxford Brookes Scratch for Key Stage 2 Seminar

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Once again we had a full house for our Digital Learning Seminar at Oxford Brookes School of Education on June 11th 2014.

In preparation for the new Computing Curriculum the focus this term was on Scratch for Key Stage 2. This was a hands on seminar, working through examples of how schools can teach programming in a fun and engaging way.  We also discussed activity planning to support skills progression.

Feedback from delegates:

“Friendly, easy going teacher.  Good opportunity for exploration & discrete ...

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Code your way to victory

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Code your way to victoryThe 3rd to the 9th of March is the week of the UK Hour of Code. To celebrate this event, 2Simple are giving all young coders the chance to win some fantastic 2Simple prizes for the whole class by showing off their coding skills.

So if you think the next Tim Berners-Lee is sitting in your class then get involved!

There are 4 top prizes to be won for different ...

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