Looking to get your learners going with resources for this weeks global Hour of Code? Looking to integrate computer science into the school day all year long? Here are a handful of resources for computer science and coding. Teachers who are ready to jump into the Hour of Code or looking for inspiration as they design a new curriculum will find lots to choose from on this list.
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Computing across the curriculum using BBC Micro:bits Webinar > Wednesday 9th Nov 16:00- 16:30
These devices were issued (or are in the process of being issued) to all S2 pupils in Scotland. Find out how they can be using across the curriculum by registering for the webinar.
If you don’t have any but would like to use them with your class then they can be ordered at a cost of £13 each.
// Computing across the curriculum with BBC micro:bits
- Introducing Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert Stephen Richards
- The focus will not be on using devices but on teaching and learning in the subject and using devices to support learning and boost engagement where and when it might be appropriate.
- How to utilise micro:bits in your own classroom
- Q & A
Click on the link below to register
Computer Science is for everyone, but girls have a look at this video
..and for everyone else, have a look at this video
The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. Anyone, anywhere can organise an Hour of Code event. One-hour tutorials are available in over 30 languages. No experience needed.
Here are a few comments about coding and computer science from well known persons
Will I am ( in 2013)
Musician/The Black Eyed Peas and Entrepreneur
“Here we are, 2013, we ALL depend on technology to communicate, to bank, and none of us know how to read and write code. It’s important for these kids, right now, starting at 8 years old, to read and write code.“
“Our policy at Facebook is literally to hire as many talented engineers as we can find. There just aren’t enough people who are trained and have these skills today.“
How can you get involved
Go to code.org and stat the tutorials. It is as easy as that! You could work through tutorial together as a , or learners could log on at home and complete tutorials. Anyone can do this from primary 1 to S6.
Hour of Code this year is December 7-13, why not go to the site (scroll down for registration form ) register your class or school and get coding!