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Cracking the code

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The webinar gave participants an exploration into how to use and incorporate coding activities in everyday learning as well as identifying web 2.0 tools and apps to support engaging students in coding activities across the school. The session also provided practical examples of how to implement coding activities and highlighted the value of coding in relation to curriculum needs.

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Cracking the code

  1. 1. CRACKING THE CODE: U N L O C K I N G C O D I N G F O R L E A R N I N G A N D E N G A G E M E N T S O P H I E P A R T I N G T O N T E A C H E R L I B R A R I A N W E N T W O R T H F A L L S P U B L I C S C H O O L Australian School Library Association Inc.
  2. 2. What is Coding? Australian School Library Association Inc. 2  Telling a computer what you want it to do.  Involves typing in step-by-step commands for the computer to follow. For computers and devices are not clever BUT they are VERY obedient. (Cutherberson, 2014) Think of the devices you own or use at home or in the classroom?
  3. 3. Why all the fuss? How is it relevant? Australian School Library Association Inc. 3  Desired 21st century career skill.  Research shows there is a growing need for problem solving skills across ALL jobs.  Computer science is a growth industry.  Code powers our digital world.  We want students be creators not just consumers in our world.
  4. 4. Why all the fuss? How is it relevant? Australian School Library Association Inc. 4  “If you have kids put blocks together to solve the puzzle, that can be useful for learning basic computing concepts. But we think it’s missing an important part of what’s exciting about coding. If you present just logic puzzles, it’s like teaching them writing by only teaching grammar and punctuation.”Resnick-Scratch creator 2014)
  5. 5. Why all the fuss? How is it relevant? Australian School Library Association Inc. 5  We teach how plants grow, or how electricity works, so we should allow students the opportunity to understand how the internet works and how an app is developed.  Most importantly students should be able to understand the technology shapes their world  Coding develops and uses  critical and creative thinking  problem solving,  inquiry  planning & evaluating all relevant as a part of the Australia Curriculum general capabilities.
  6. 6. Australian School Library Association Inc. 6  Digital technologies curriculum- http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/technologi es/digital-technologies/curriculum/f-10?layout=1 Australian Curriculum Digital Technologies
  7. 7. Australian Curriculum Expectations F-2 Australian School Library Association Inc. 7 By the end of Year 2 students will have  had opportunities to create a range of digital solutions through guided play and integrated learning, such as using robotic toys to navigate a map or recording science data with software applications.  Begun to develop their design skills by conceptualising algorithms as a sequence of steps for carrying out instructions, - identifying steps in a process or controlling robotic devices.  designed solutions to simple problems using a sequence of steps and decisions.
  8. 8. Australian Curriculum Expectations 3-4 Australian School Library Association Inc. 8  By the end of Year 4, students will have..  had opportunities to create a range of digital solutions, such as  interactive adventures that involve user choice,  modelling simplified real world systems  simple guessing games.  Used the concept of abstraction to define simple problems using techniques such as summarising facts to deduce conclusions.  They record simple solutions to problems through text and diagrams and develop their designing skills from initially following prepared algorithms to describing their own that support branching (choice of options) and user input.  Their solutions are implemented using appropriate software including visual programming languages that use graphical elements rather than text instructions. They explain, in general terms, how their solutions meet specific needs and consider how society may use digital systems to meet needs in environmentally sustainable ways.
  9. 9. Australian Curriculum Expectations 5-6 Australian School Library Association Inc. 9  By the end of Year 6, students will..  Have had opportunities to create a range of digital solutions, such as games or quizzes and interactive stories and animations.  Have further develop abstractions by identifying common elements across similar problems and systems and develop an understanding of the relationship between models and the real-world systems they represent.  Have created solutions where they define problems clearly by identifying appropriate data and requirements.  When designing, they consider how users will interact with the solutions, and check and validate their designs to increase the likelihood of creating working solutions.  increase the sophistication of their algorithms by identifying repetition and incorporate repeat instructions or structures when implementing their solutions through visual programming, such as reading user input until an answer is guessed correctly in a quiz
  10. 10. Australian School Library Association Inc. 10 Source: http://www.joyike.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/start_small_thinkbig-1024x576.jpg
  11. 11. Where do I start? I don’t know anything about coding! Australian School Library Association Inc. 11  Start small!  Don’t try to do it all  You  Don’t need a lot of things to start  Don’t need to have a degree in coding  Don’t have to be highly tech savvy  Don’t need high tech equipment  Be a life-long learner and learn with and from the students  Be a risk taker!
  12. 12. What resources are out there? Low Tech options Australian School Library Association Inc. 12  Robot Turtles 2-4 players, Ages 4+ In Robot Turtles, players decide how their Robot Turtle moves on a game board with the goal to reach a jewel to win. There are different variations that can be played depending on players’ experience.  The Code Master Programming 1 player, Ages 8+ In Code Master, your Avatar will travel to an exotic world in search of power Crystals, but only one specific sequence of actions will lead to success.
  13. 13. What resources are out there? Low Tech options Australian School Library Association Inc. 13  Bits and Bytes 2-4 Players Ages 4+ Bits & Bytes is a card game. The goal is for each player to guide their character by giving them directions. At the same time they have to avoid obstacles like walls, bugs and the Seepeeu (CPU).  Robo Rally 2-8 Players, Ages 12+ Robo Rally is a board game where you control a robot to meet goals in a race across a factory floor. The factory is filled with obstacles like pits, lasers conveyor belts and other robots to slow you down or destruct you. The first robot to claim all the goals in the correct order wins.
  14. 14. What resources are out there? Low Tech options Australian School Library Association Inc. 14  Littlecodr cards set for direction planning and coding for young children.  BeeBots- programmable robots. Can buy kits and other resources to use with it. Can also make your own. Use the directing buttons to design its code. Now come as rechargable There is also a beebot app (FREE)
  15. 15. What resources are out there? Hi Tech options Australian School Library Association Inc. 15 Code.org ‘Anyone can learn’ Fantastic site for learning the ropes. Tutorials, step by step videos. Hour of code- students participate in a sequence of coding tasks then receive a certificate for completing the coding course. Can set up a class and monitor progress of students.
  16. 16. What resources are out there? Hi Tech options Australian School Library Association Inc. 16 Great site showing the best apps and sites for coding https://www.commonsensemedia.org/lists/coding- apps-and-websites Some great free ones to start with The Foos Daisy the Dinosaur Scratch Jr Scratch
  17. 17. How we started at our school Australian School Library Association Inc. 17 ① Hour of Code – teacher complete ② Hour of Code- 1 class completed ③ Installed scratch, scratch jr and daisy the dinosaur on the ipad ④ Introduced robot turtles to the library ⑤ Started a lunch coding club ⑥ Whole school Hour of Code challenge ⑦ Introduced BeeBots in library ⑧ Using coding activities for classroom/library learning
  18. 18. Specific Examples: curriculum linking activities Australian School Library Association Inc. 18  Scratch - video example  Telling a story  creative literacy response
  19. 19. Specific Examples: curriculum linking activities Australian School Library Association Inc. 19 Scratch Jr
  20. 20. Specific Examples continued Australian School Library Association Inc. 20 Robot Turtles
  21. 21. Specific Examples: curriculum linking activities Australian School Library Association Inc. 21 Beebot- video example  Geography -Mapping  English- Talking and listening instructions, story sequencing stimuelous for writing an explanation/ informative text directional language  Maths -position, counting, measurement
  22. 22. Specific Examples: curriculum linking activities Australian School Library Association Inc. 22 Beebot How do you think you could use these in your setting? Share curriculum integration ideas in the comment box
  23. 23. Australian School Library Association Inc. 23 Image Source: http://www.lepetitjuriste.fr/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/questions.jpg
  24. 24. Three takeaways about coding Australian School Library Association Inc. 24 Take a moment to think of 3 practical take aways for you in your setting. Soure: http://cdn.theglow.com.au/app/uploads/2014/10/takeaway-coffee-cups-3.jpg
  25. 25. relevant links/articles Australian School Library Association Inc. 25 DK Books (2014) Coding for Kids 1: What is Computer Coding? Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THOEQ5soVpY Cuthbertson, A. (2014) Coding in the Classroom: What is Coding and Why is it so Important? Retrieved from http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/coding-classroom-what-coding-why-it-so-important-1463157 Anya Kamenetz (2015) Engage Kids With Coding By Letting Them Design, Create, and Tell Stories retrieved from http://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2015/12/15/engage-kids-with-coding-by-letting-them-design-create-and-tell-stories/ Farber, M. (2015) No-Tech Board Games That Teach Coding Skills to Young Children retrieved fromhttp://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2015/01/28/no-tech-board-games-that-teach-coding-skills-to-young-children/ Resnick, M. (2014) Let’s teach kids to code. Retrieved fromhttp://www.ted.com/talks/mitch_resnick_let_s_teach_kids_to_code?language=en From scholastic Scholastic bookclub issue 2 Sequenced lessons for yr3/4- http://www.australiancurriculumlessons.com.au/2014/08/09/year-34- coding-lesson-plans-teach-kids-code/
  26. 26. Additional information Australian School Library Association Inc. The PowerPoint presentation will be available at http://www.slideshare.net/ASLAonline Membership information is available at http://www.asla.org.au/membership.aspx Follow ASLA on Twitter https://twitter.com/aslanational Like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ASLAOnline 26

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