Category: Code Along

19 May 11 – 11:45 Code Along with micro:bit – Relaxation & Mindful Breathing

Join @DigiLearnScot and @CodingLorna from the Micro:bit Educational Foundation for this mindful code-along session where learners will write code for a handheld device that will support relaxation and mindful breathing. Using micro:bits and Microsoft MakeCode, we will code something that can be taken outside on a sunny day to support a quiet and calming moment in the busy school day.

Micro:bit not required as you can still take part using the MakeCode simulator.

Book your place here

09 March 11am, Send Your Code into SPACE – Live Code-Along

Join @DigiLearnScot and @CodingLorna for this “out of this world” code-along session where learners will write code that will be sent to SPACE! Astro Pi: Mission Zero is an amazing opportunity to bring coding and space together. It allows your learners to write some code which is sent up to space and run on the International Space Station (ISS) later in the year.

This code-along does NOT use Scratch, instead we will use the emulator Trinket so please check that you can access this in your school.

We will be hosting a short teacher session on Wednesday 2nd March at 4 pm to help ensure you have everything you need to feel comfortable and prepared for the Code-along. We will also share a briefing sheet once you have signed up. We understand that this might feel like a big leap in coding, but we will take you and your class through this step by step. Lorna has supported Mission Zero many times over the years and is ready to support your class too. This session is suitable for second level and above (P6 and above).

BOOK YOUR PLACE HERE

14 December 1100-1200, Code Along for Christmas – Jazzy Jumper Game (CONFIDENT CODERS)

Join Education Scotland, DigiLearnScot and Code Club Scotland for this Scotland wide festive code along to make a jazzy jumper memory game!

This live Code Along is for confident coders P4 upwards and is based on a similar Code Club project.  When you sign up you will be given a link to join the Code Along Team channel where the live session will take place and support will also be provided within this Team.

During the code along your class will be guided through each of the steps to create a jazzy jumper memory game. It is recommended that learners are familiar with Scratch before this live code along.

To join, learners will need a laptop/tablet or computer with access to Scratch online or installed on the computer.

Please sign up here

08 December 1100-1200, Code Along for Christmas – Catch a Reindeer

Join Education Scotland, DigiLearnScot and Code Club Scotland for this Scotland wide festive code along to make a game to catch a reindeer!

This live Code Along is for beginners P4 upwards and is based on a similar Code Club project. When you sign up you will be given a link to join the Team where the live session will take place and support will also be provided within this Team.

During the live lesson your class will be guided through each of the steps required to code a game to catch a reindeer. It is recommended that learners are familiar with Scratch before the live code along.

To join, learners will need a laptop/tablet or computer with access to Scratch online or installed on the computer.

Sign up here