Hi all, next week is Computer Science Education Week. With digital literacy arguably becoming as important as reading writing and maths, why not take the opportunity to try something a bit different with your learners.
technically minded? Don’t worry, there are self-led tutorials for
your learners to try out - all you need to be able to do is load a website and
help with a bit of basic puzzle solving.
Great, watch this video to learn a bit about Hour of Code –
it’s aimed at kids, but is equally valid for all ages! https://youtu.be/KsOIlDT145A
an activity from here https://code.org/learn or let learners choose their own from the
self-guided tutorials including Minecraft, Star Wars game and Frozen – these
lessons are recommended from ages 6 to 106 – a great opportunity for some
Various other sites are hosting Hour of Code
tutorials, type “hour of code” in google to see what else is available. E.g. for older children and adults who want to try
text based coding why not try an Hour of Webpages with Khan Academy https://www.khanacademy.org/hourofcode.
Trinket are also offering an introduction to Python (a language used for web
and app development) as an Hour of Code - https://hourofpython.trinket.io/a-visual-introduction-to-python#/welcome/an-hour-of-code
I'd be interested if anyone already uses coding activities within groups, or if you give hour of code a try let me know how it goes!