Programming for children is no longer a strange issue for parents and students. Writing a program on your own computer will be an opportunity for your children to explore themselves and train themselves with the skills they need. Hour of Code website
I have a new job! Following my interest in Maker clubs and design thinking projects for young Secondary students in my past schools, I look forward to becoming involved in this class at Green Shoots International School.
There were lots of questions, high fives when the rectangle changed its colour, or actually jumped over the circle as intended. They even chose to be late to their lunch break “until it worked”.
Here is the result.
Wow! What a great way for me to meet my new group. Students from all corners of the world, all keen, and in Year 7!
Some links to inform my academic planning in the future will be:
BBC Bitesize for topic ideas and resources.
The Guardian recommends… nice list!
Some great activity and resource sites to explore include:
My growing list of coding ideas
Brain Pop challenges and games
Code International resources
Binumi filmmaking program
Google cardboard and VR ideas – lots to explore here with our headsets on!
Here’s a good review of Apps for education.
Instead of expressing ourselves and learning through static information updates, we now communicate in much more dynamic and spontaneous ways. VR is a tool that epitomizes the idea of sharing one’s experiences with others and learning about their own experiences. Mike Wadhera, Virtual reality for education