Let’s start from Scratch and learn to code: Part 3
In case you missed it… On Thursday 11 May, we ran our third and final session in a three-part series of web conferences: Let’s start from Scratch and learn to code. Part 3: Let’s build a computer game and make learning about Cartesian coordinates fun. Learn about algorithms, sequencing, branching and looping.
Let’s start from Scratch and learn to code: Part 2
Part 2 is digital artwork and animation movies.
In the words of Steve Jobs, “Computer science is a liberal arts”. Let’s create digital artwork and introduce how you can make animated stories with Scratch. Learn about Cartesian coordinates, algorithms, and sequencing.
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.
Scratch projects to support learning computer programming concepts
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.
Top 3 Games to Bring Your Scratch Skills to the Next Level
There are so many exciting games you can make as advanced Scratch Coders. With breadth and depth in computer programming skills, the sky’s the limit with game design. Here are some of our favourite games for advanced level coders.
Cutting Edge STEM, Griffith University – Teacher Professional Learning Day
Closing Address Speech, by Emily de la Pena (Monday 28 November, 2016) at Griffith University’s Cutting Edge STEM – Teacher Professional Learning Day.
Recording of the QCT web conference (7 November 2016)
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.