“Is this correct?”
“Is this correct?” This is a typical question students new to coding ask their teachers. There’s nothing wrong in asking per se, but it highlights the effects of grading on hindering the development of a growth mindset.
Does your child lack confidence at school?
Participating in a coding club often works as a confidence booster for students who lack confidence in a traditional academic environment. Learning to code requires an acceptance that making mistakes is a part of the learning journey.
Produce your own animation movie
It’s not just games. You can also use Scratch to program and produce your own animation movie. Your mini-movie can be about fictional stories but you can also use Scratch to animate research projects such as a mini-documentary about the water cycle or lions in the Serengeti.
Parents, start a code club at your school
Have you heard about coding clubs at other schools? Do you want to start one at your child’s school? Starting an after-school coding club run by parent-volunteers is easy. Here is 5 steps to get one up and running.
Is your school using technology as a marketing gimmick? (Part 2)
We continue Part 2 with additional ways in which schools use technology as a marketing gimmick and how you can identify them.
Is your school using technology as a marketing gimmick? (Part 1)
We start Part 1 with two ways in which schools use technology as a marketing gimmick and how you can identify them.
10 year olds pitch business ideas to Shark Tank Shark
Introducing and encouraging an entrepreneurial pathway as an alternative to an academic or apprentice pathway is great way to teach children that there are many paths to living life, achieving life goals and making a difference in the world.
Why we focus on game design to learn how to code
There are sometimes parental concerns about the current trend in children’s computer education being centred around games. However, don’t underestimate the power of computer games and play.