Tag Archives: Coding

CBC + The Hour of Code

CBC has written a lot about the Hour of Code and why kids should learn to code. Here are two activities they shared for learning to code: Code a secret message with Trinket and SPYnet. They introduce a tool called … Continue reading

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Coding + Art + Math = Turtle Art

Today I was co-learning with a group of students using the Turtle Art software to create awesome pictures while we learned about geometry, numeration and programming. First I inspired them with my artistic creation so they could see what the … Continue reading

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Coding in School is about LEARNING!

Part 3 Reflection on CBC’s The Current Kids Learn Computer Coding in Class to Help with Problem Solving: Scratch creator Mitch Resnick believes that everyone should learn to code. Scratch launched in 2007 for kids aged 8-16 and more recently Scratch … Continue reading

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England adds Coding to the National Curriculum

Part 2 Reflection on CBC’s The Current Kids Learn Computer Coding in Class to Help with Problem Solving: England mandated coding in their national curriculum in June 2013. The former Education Secretary stated that this new curriculum was designed to raise … Continue reading

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From Consumers to Innovators

This evening I listened to CBC’s The Current Kids Learn Computer Coding in Class to Help with Problem Solving Here is what I learned and reflected on Part 1: The Codemakers program is an initiative that aims to change the … Continue reading

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Learning How to Program with Scratch

If you are interested in learning to code and create with Scratch, here are a few resources that will help you on your journey: 1) ScratchEd Check out the ScratchEd online community for Educators, the Scratch curriculum guide provides an … Continue reading

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Pair Programming: The Power of Collaborative Learning

When exploring computer science and coding in the classroom pair programming can be a powerful strategy for all learners. Students bring their strengths to the partnership and help each other learn. Together they build problem solving, collaboration, communication and critical … Continue reading

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