Technology in Art And Education
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Applying and Integrating Media and Technology for Learning in a Traditional or Post Modern Classroom.
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Hopscotch iPad app looks to teach building blocks of coding to girls

Hopscotch iPad app looks to teach building blocks of coding to girls | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
Rather than making young people wade through incomprehensible strings of words and numbers, writing code in Hopscotch consists of dragging and dropping different cute characters and running scripts on them.

Via Beth Dichter, Cath Parker
Monica S Mcfeeters's insight:

Here's something we need most even more than algebra. Girls and Boys that can code are in high demand for awhile.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 17, 2013 9:20 PM

This free app for the iPad will help students learn how to code! It is geared to students between the ages of 8 and 12. Using drag and drop students should be able to create games and animations. 

A ongoing debate in education is around the issue of teaching programming to students. This app may provide opportunities for students to begin to explore the concept of programming easily.

Sunny Jatana's curator insight, April 17, 2013 10:03 PM

Coding and girls! Yes, they can go together folks!

 

Cath Parker's curator insight, April 21, 2013 2:36 AM

Another programme to make coding accessible. 

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Check out this learn-to-code platform just for kids

Check out this learn-to-code platform just for kids | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
The Tynker Learning Platform, which uses its own visual programming language, is focused on bringing better STEM education tools into classrooms

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Monica S Mcfeeters's insight:

This is another coding platform that is free for now. This is designed for children to learn to code.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 18, 2013 7:38 PM

Tynker is another new coding program designed for children that is free. Their philosophy is "that elementary school-aged children should understand the basics of how computers work and how they’re programmed." They have designed their own programming language which is "focused on bringing better STEM education tools into classrooms and is hence geared toward teachers." All the tools are free to use and include lesson plans and interactive tutorials as well as management tools. Projects are geared to student interests, such as buiding games, robots and creating comics. 

Cath Parker's curator insight, April 21, 2013 2:34 AM

The modular tools used for programming here look very similar to those developed by MIT for their programme, "Scatch".  It am looking for award to trying Tynker out with my Year 2 students as they really enjoyed working with Scratch to create their own games.