Top 3 games for Scratch beginners
As I gain experience in game design and preparing lesson plans, I realise that it is actually a lot more difficult to design games for beginner level coders than for advanced level coders. Here are our 3 favourite games for Scratch beginners.
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 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.
Integrate the new Digital Technologies subject into your classroom
Integrating the new Digital Technologies into your already choc-a-bloc class timetable can be tricky.
The Digital Technologies curriculum has now become mandatory in Queensland state schools. The remaining Australian states will soon follow. The Digital Technologies curriculum is not a stand alone subject, it is to be integrated into current curriculum subjects.
PD workshops at the Gold Coast Libraries
Gold Coast Libraries recently spent three days taking professional development workshops with Coding Kids. We covered a range of activities and projects that will be delivered for the Gold Coast community. The local kids are going to have a wonderful time exploring STEAM at the Gold Coast Libraries.
Thank you to our Coding Kids’ families for making it an epic year.
Thank you to our Coding Kids’ families, for your support and involvement. Coding Kids has had an epic year and it was our first year.