In a society dominated by technology and innovation, programming is an essential skill that every child should learn, regardless of what they choose to study. Through coding, students are able to incorporate their creativity into designing their own product while simultaneously learning problem-solving skills and how to break-down a large problem, whether it be technology-related or a personal task. Coding gives us the opportunity to manipulate our computers and bring our screens to life!
What Most Schools Don’t Teach Explained by Code Stars
Hear from both the stars themselves! The famous code.org video explains why coding is an invaluable skill for everyone.
Video Description: Learn about a new “superpower” that isn’t being taught in 90% of US schools.
Starring Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, will.i.am, Chris Bosh, Jack Dorsey, Tony Hsieh, Drew Houston, Gabe Newell, Ruchi Sanghvi, Elena Silenok, Vanessa Hurst, and Hadi Partovi. Directed by Lesley Chilcott, executive producers Hadi and Ali Partovi
Coding-the new literacy:
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What is Computer science – Learn what Computer science truly is, whether it be with or without a Computer!
My Robotic Friend (All ages, group activity) – Using a pre-defined “Robot Vocabulary” students will figure out how to guide each other to accomplish specific tasks without discussing them first. This lesson teaches students how to connect between symbols and actions, as well as how to debut them code.
Conditionals with Cards (Ages 8-12, group activity) – Learn about algorithms and conditional statements in this activity using a deck of cards
Binary Baubles (All ages) – Students learn how to represent and store letters in binary, as functions of on and off.
Fuzz Family Frenzy by Kodable (All ages, group activitiy) – Designed to help explain programming logic to all students through obstacles and games.
Rock,Paper Scissors – This activity is designed to show students how modeling and simulation works by creating results of different modeling experiments