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Coding with Kids

Presentation for use at Leicester University PGCE conference. April 16th 2012.
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Simon Widdowson

on 7 April 2013

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Transcript of Coding with Kids

Why Coding? Resources Key Principles Coding in the classroom (cc) photo by Metro Centric on Flickr (cc) photo by Franco Folini on Flickr (cc) photo by jimmyharris on Flickr (cc) photo by Metro Centric on Flickr Encourage creativity Develop problem solving skills Learn to be logical Develop a skill for the future IF.... THEN

IF THIS HAPPENS...

WHEN THE ANSWER IS...

WHEN THIS KEY IS PRESSED... HOW DO WE ACHIEVE
THIS IN SCHOOLS? Scratch from MIT Kodu from Microsoft 2DIY From 2Simple Collaborate with others Check for a condition... Set a response...

INCREASE THE SCORE

PLAY A SOUND

MOVE AN OBJECT Test, modify, improve ...
DOES IT DO AS EXPECTED?

CAN IT BE IMPROVED?

'PRETTIFY' THE LOOK WHEN...DO What age? at Porchester Junior we code
with pupils from Year3 upwards we start simple and move
to more challenging code s13._alpha=50; if (_root.timer > 0) {
_root.timer++;
if (_root.timer >90) {
_root.jumpSpeed=-16;
_root.timer=0;
}
} Links; Dr. Techniko - http://drtechniko.wordpress.com/2012/04/09/how-to-train-your-robot/

Scratch: http://www.scratch.mit.edu/

Kodu: http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/projects/kodu/

2DIY: http://www.2simple.com/2diy/

2DIY help: http://www.2diyarchive.co.uk

RaspberryPi: http://www.raspberrypi.org Simon Widdowson.
ICT and Digital Learning coordinator.
Porchester Junior School, Nottingham.
http://www.porchester.notts.sch.uk for(n=6;n<=20;n++) _root._x=25; For EYS and KS1 Getting more advanced... $25 - www.raspberrypi.org "The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard." We want to see it being used by kids all over the world to learn programming " Remote Control Cars Bee-Bot Practical tasks
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