I found this interesting activity to teach data representation. Morse code uses dots, dashes and spaces to represent letters numbers and s..
I found it interesting that coding can start in Year 1. When I was on prac I used a BeaBot application which students needed to use coding..
A video introduction for the early years – ‘The Zero One Song’ – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M998wTEmFyQ
Another video on ‘How..
A classroom activity that includes visual programming is the creation of rules for a game. This allows the use of if/then statements.
This is a learn to code website that can be used in the upper primary years that is fun and interactive.
An activity that can be used in the classroom is decoding words from a language code such as:
I love these intros to women in computer science (Careers with Code). They reinforce the idea that doing what you love is so importan..
Task 1 / Option 2
I found this website particularly interesting as it included a range of chil..
Letters for Numbers Secret Codea b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z 1 2..
My grand-daughter has the DK book, “My First Coding Book”. It gives clear explanations for the beginning of learning to code. One activity called ‘Jungle Escape’ has you moving around a grid avoiding some obstacles. You have to choose the direction you travel to avoid the obstacles.
When I began to think about the activity that I could suggest I thought of using picture books like ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’ and ‘Rosie’s Walk’ to learn to code. On searching the internet I found that someone had already come up with such activities for these books and others. The students have to place an arrow pointing in the correct direction in each box as they move around the map. These are simple activities that will assist students to learn the basics of coding.