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.
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.
Inclusion in the Digital Technologies curriculum
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Information to tell your principal to introduce 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.