One of the first things you need to do when starting a school or library makerspace is to find the “space”. Sometimes your facility just doesn’t have a free room available or you want to start small and test this…
“ In the universe of computer science, the definition and application of computational thinking is widely acknowledged as a pathway to problem solving, easily transferable to other academic subjects and even everyday life.”
Via Sample Student, Milena Jorge
Today, there are an infinite number of articles from both advocates and critics of the recent push for getting coding curriculum into elementary ( and secondary) schools. The more you read, the more interesting the discussion gets. Let’s take a look at their points.
Welcome to the whimsical world of computing. Hello Ruby is a children’s book and an app that teaches programming fundamentals through stories and kid-friendly activities. It’s suited for kids between 5 and 8 (but even adults might learn something new).
John Boxall, author of the new book Arduino Workshop, shares a few of the projects from his book on how to get started with the microcontroller. (Click the links to see PDFs of the complete materials list and coding needed.)
It is the “must-have” subject for today’s students – one that’s backed by the biggest tech companies in the world, from Google to Microsoft. But despite all the excitement around computing, girls just don’t seem to be plugging in. This summer’s GCSE and A-level results show a sharp rise in pupils opting for computing, with more than double the number of candidates choosing to study the subject at key stage 4 compared with last year.
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