Which programming languages should my child learn?
Are you struggling to keep your kids occupied during the school holidays?
Are you struggling to keep your kids occupied during the school holidays? It’s the middle of the school holidays, you’re supposed to be at work and the kids have all this spare time. This can be a tricky time for working parents. It’s not always…
Make the holidays fun and stress-free with Holiday Hackafun
The school holidays are fast approaching. Betty has a lot of deadlines and needs to arrange vacation care for the kids. She feels a little guilty about not being able to spend time with them, as well as making sure they do something worthwhile and…
Super Saturday at Corinda State School
This had been Coding Kids first term at Corinda State School. We had been delivering coding workshops as part of their Super Saturday events every term since early 2016. It’s great to now be a part of the school community every week. Details from the…
Demo Day at St Catherine’s
We finished Term 2 of Coding Kids at St Catherine’s Primary School in Wishart. On the final day of the program students were asked to present their favourite Scratch project that they have made. This is known as Demo Day.
Let’s start from Scratch and learn to code: Part 2
Part 2 is digital artwork and animation movies.
In the words of Steve Jobs, “Computer science is a liberal arts”. Let’s create digital artwork and introduce how you can make animated stories with Scratch. Learn about Cartesian coordinates, algorithms, and sequencing.
Regional Queensland, we’re coming!
The Digital Economy & Productivity team, within the Department of Science, Information Technology & Innovation, brings you the Digital Skills for all Queenslanders Regional Roadshow.
Through our Digital Skills for all Queenslanders roadshow, people in regional towns can interact with exciting digital technologies and consider the benefits and opportunities that the digital age brings and what it could mean in their lives.
Let’s start from Scratch and learn to code: Part 1
In case you missed it…
Yesterday afternoon, Thursday 27 April, we ran our first in a three-part series of web conferences: Let’s start from Scratch and learn to code.
Part 1: Let’s build two quizzes in Scratch. Learn about logic patterns, algorithms, data storage and making maths fun.
Click here if you would like to watch the recording.
If you were trying to really impact on digital literacy in schools, what would you focus on?
Teaching digital literacy is a contrast to the traditional academic education model and results in education that leads to empowerment and lifelong learning. We can develop children who are curious, engaged and creative and grow to become change makers, innovators and creators by focusing on creating lifelong learners, outcomes first then tools and technology creation not technology consumption.
Free web conferences: Learn to code with Scratch
Join guest facilitator, Emily de la Pena, Founder of Coding Kids and Advance Queensland’s Community Digital Champion as she demonstrates some of the ways she is helping Queensland teachers and students develop skills required in the new Digital Technologies curriculum. Let’s start from Scratch and learn to code. Play at home, build your first project with Scratch.