Meet our Newest Coding Champs!
Here at Coding Kids, we are so proud of how much progress our students make in every coding session they take part in. Whether they are a beginner who is starting on their coding journey or a confident coder who wants to continue to expand…
5 principles of learning to code
Learning to code involves learning an approach to problem solving where we break down complex problems into a series of smaller, achievable problems to solve and use trial and error to identify a suitable solution to each problem. Our problem solving approach requires resilience and a delicate balance of being methodical and creative.
Build Your Own Computer Game
Scratch is a great platform to learn to code because it is a drag and drop environment. You get to explore and discover computer programming concepts with minimal syntax and typing.
Learn how to build the game Forest of Danger using Scratch.
Learn thinking skills via Scratch
Learning computer programming concepts can be a bit tricky. The team at Coding Kids have developed a series of Scratch projects to help our students explore computer programming concepts. Some concepts can be a bit tricky to understand, but if we can explore them in a fun, visual and playful way, it is possible to pick up. See our list below to find Scratch projects that may suit your learning needs.
What is the point of STEM toys?
I was recently asked to complete a survey for STEM educators regarding the benefits of STEM toys. Here are my thoughts.
Coding is for everyone. Now available in Auslan.
Learning to code is for everyone. Coding is a tool that enables you to build your own projects. We want to make coding classes accessible to everyone because it is such a powerful and enabling tool. Learning to code is now available in Auslan and many other signed languages.
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.
Premier’s Coding Challenge – Hints and Tips
Premier’s Coding Challenge – Hints and Tips Interested in the Premier’s coding challenge? The Premier’s Coding Challenge is a Queensland-wide competition for students in Years 3-10. To take part in the competition, you must code and create an interactive digital solution to help peers and…
Scratch 3.0 Features
Have you heard the news? Scratch 3.0 is here! Both the online version and the downloadable offline editor for the newest version of Scratch were released on 2 January 2019. With the release of Scratch 3.0, however, a number of people are wondering what kinds of cards…
Libraries, centres of coding and robotics
Libraries, centres of coding and robotics For many regional communities, libraries are the hub for knowledge, communication and now also learning about coding and robotics. Local children are able to access equipment and workshops to learn about becoming digital creators and innovators. Bulloo Shire…