Accessible and inclusive learning
Coding Mentor Shawn Phua is deaf. But this does not stop him from learning and even teaching coding, computational thinking, design thinking and robotics classes in Brisbane, and delivering the Digital Technologies curriculum.
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.
What is the best programming language to get a job?
Coding classes for children are so much fun. They build computer games, animated stories and digital artwork. After a hard day at school, they come to us and we let our imaginations run wild and be creative. In the process, they learn timeless skills such as computational thinking, problem solving, logic, design and creativity.
But these questions makes me wonder, do children’s piano classes, swimming classes or speech and drama classes get asked the same questions?
How to introduce a coding program at school
“I tried starting a coding club at the school. I think the school and parent committee are still talking about it.” Are you struggling to get a coding club started at your school? Here is how we can speed up the process and start one right away.
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.
Problems are an Opportunity
Running my own business means days filled with fire fighting and trouble shooting. Customers come to me with problems, employees come to me with problems, partner organisations and other stakeholders come to me with problems. But I love it. Problems are an opportunity to excel, highlight our strengths, create value and develop the best solution in the market. Problems are a call to action to move us to create a desired future.
QCT web conference digital technologies with Emily
Did you miss out on Emily’s web conference with QCT on how to use Scratch to integrate Digital Technologies into your classroom? Click here for the web conference recording.