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.
How to make real impact on digital literacy
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.
Year 5-6 students completed Demo Day and the winner is…
Demo Day is short for demonstration day where Startups demonstrate their end product. Students presented their Scratch computer game, then we all voted and the winner was …
“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.
Judging at the Young ICT Explorers QLD
Let me share my experiences as judge for the Young ICT Explorers Year 5-6 category: technologies used, projects experienced and tips from a judge on how to get the most points for each criteria.
Tell your school principal, we want Coding Kids!
If you would like your school to introduce the Coding Kids program to students, there are a few but important details that your school principal may be interested in finding out.
Learn Digital technologies for teachers with QCT
Join Emily de la Pena in Queensland College of Teacher’s web conference on Monday 7 November as she demonstrates some of the ways she is helping Queensland teachers and students develop skills required in the new Digital Technologies curriculum. Find out how Emily and her team are supporting the next generation of coders, creators, innovators and change makers.