Programming and coding in the classroom context
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A collection of resources that educators can use to assist in the implementation of programming in a 21st century classroomas as required by the processes and production skills sub strand of the digital technologies strand of the Australian curriculum.
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Why Programming Teaches So Much More Than Technical Skills | MindShift

Why Programming Teaches So Much More Than Technical Skills | MindShift | Programming and coding in the classroom context | Scoop.it
Skills used for programming could also be used for a wide range of careers, such as constructing meteorological simulations, making financial predictions, or creating personalized online learning curricula.

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Norton Gusky's curator insight, May 24, 2013 10:07 AM

Programming or the broader topic, computational thinking, requires content knowledge, collaborative skills, and the ability to apply knowledge in an engaging, authentic manner. What more can we want? Why do we make this type of learning an elective.

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Programming as seen by a school seems to be pushed towards the technology side of the school because it involves the use of computers. Fundamentally, programming is a language more so than a strand of technology itself. As outlined by Blazes and Hounyo, as result of programming students learn about Subject Mastery, Systems Thinking, Collaboration and Passion. Does teaching programming have a place in schools today?
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Learn To Code, Code To Learn (EdSurge News)

Learn To Code, Code To Learn (EdSurge News) | Programming and coding in the classroom context | Scoop.it
Is it important for all children to learn how to write? After all, very few children grow up to become journalists, novelists, or professional writers. So why should everyone learn to write?
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This is my blog. It is where I will be outlining my thoughts and experiences with regards to the use of Scratch. I will highlight the positives and negatives of the program, what I have learnt whilst using the program, how its use in the classroom can be justified through identifying links to ACARA’s technology curriculum and listing some alternatives to the Scratch program.

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Reading, Writing, and Programming Mitch Resnick

Reading, Writing, and Programming Mitch Resnick | Programming and coding in the classroom context | Scoop.it
“When people learn to code, they learn important strategies for solving problems, designing projects, and communicating ideas,” he says. Resnick's group developed the Scratch programming language to make coding accessible and ...
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Mitch Resnik, the creator of Scratch shares his insights and reasons behind why using Scrach and the value of computer literacy in education.

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Third Generation of Lego Mindstorms Coming to Classrooms Later This Year | GeekDad | Wired.com

Third Generation of Lego Mindstorms Coming to Classrooms Later This Year | GeekDad | Wired.com | Programming and coding in the classroom context | Scoop.it
The third evolution of Lego robotics, Lego Mindstorms EV3, is announced with specially developed plans for classroom use.
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A very fun tool to use in the classroom that students of all ages can use to learn about programming. Lego Mindstorms kits allow for any age group of students to build and program a robot. They are able to program simple stop, start and turning commands for younger students thorugh to multiple robot interactions commands for secondary students.A great tool for implementing the processes and productions skills sub strand across all year levels of ACARA's Technology curriculum.

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Programming is not a Super-Power

Programming is not a Super-Power | Programming and coding in the classroom context | Scoop.it
In this article, I make some critical comments about code.org's inspirational video on programming in schools. In particular, a comic book super-power is a terrible analogy for programming. How Eas...
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In this article John F. MGowan, best known for his work with work with NASA and Microsoft developing algorithms makes some critical comments about code.org’s inspirational video on programming in schools. He focuses on the analogy of an analogy of programming as a comic-book super power. He also compares welding to programming, both skills performed by skilled professionals and programming’s application in a school context.

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Project Euler

Project Euler | Programming and coding in the classroom context | Scoop.it
A website dedicated to the fascinating world of mathematics and programming (@VinceKaichan if you need practice coding check out http://t.co/MsK4Q5Fjh1 it's where I learned Python, very challenging.)...
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Project Euler is a series of challenging mathematical/computer programming problems that require a little more than maths skills to complete. It enables its users to combine mathematics with computer programming to work out the solution to each problem. It could sit in both of ACARA’s Mathematics and Technology strands.
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5 Tools to Introduce Programming to Kids | MindShift

5 Tools to Introduce Programming to Kids | MindShift | Programming and coding in the classroom context | Scoop.it
There are many tools out there that provide a great introduction to computer science for K-12 students, but here are a few of our favorites.
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Free programs on the internet are a great alternative to spending bucket loads of your school's money (more than likely your money). This article explains how Scratch, Alice, Hackety Hack, Arduino and Lego mindstorms work, their programming language and an outline of what to expect with each program. Any of these programs would be of great use to base units around for Technology Curriculum implementation in particular the digital technologies strand.

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Watch Zuck, Bill Gates, Jack Dorsey, & Others In Short Film To Inspire Kids To Learn How To Code | TechCrunch

Watch Zuck, Bill Gates, Jack Dorsey, & Others In Short Film To Inspire Kids To Learn How To Code | TechCrunch | Programming and coding in the classroom context | Scoop.it
Code.org, the new non-profit aimed at encouraging computer science education launched last month by entrepreneur and investor brothers Ali and Hadi Partovi, has assembled an all-star group of the world's most well-known and successful folks with...

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For my first Scoop! A thought to plant the seed learning to code in the classroom. The possibilities are endless.

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Peter Albion's curator insight, February 26, 2013 4:44 PM

Motivating kids (and teachers) to learn how to code may be a challenge. This 5 minute video features well known people from the world of programming - Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, etc. - along with sports people and others promoting coding as achievable and worthwhile.