Tag Archives: Computer Programming

The Hour of Code™

Try an Hour of Code™ with Khan Academy

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In a galaxy far, far away, programming droids is something everyone can do…

“The ‘Hour of Code™’ is a nationwide initiative by Computer Science Education Week[csedweek.org] and Code.org[code.org] to introduce millions of students to one hour of computer science and computer programming.”

The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. Anyone, anywhere can organize an Hour of Code event. One-hour tutorials are available in over 45 languages. No experience needed. Ages 4 to 104.

Are you ready to master the digital domain?

Learn about algorithms, how to make an app, or how the internet works with The Hour of Code

Computer programming can be learned early on and is considered by many as fundamental as reading and writing.

Teaching kids to code opens up logic and reasoning, and can give them the experience of creating fun and helpful applications.

“Your child doesn’t have to be computer science engineer. Maybe they want to do something else. But in our world today this is going to be basis for everything we do.”  ~ Math & Science Teacher


FREE TEACHING RESOURCES

Try a one-hour tutorial designed for all ages in over 45 languages. Join millions of students and teachers in over 180 countries starting with an Hour of Code. Over 200 tutorials and lesson plans. Try this year’s new tutorials!

Khan Academy has 3 areas of tutorials for the Hour of Code.

Khan Academy offers several tutorials for the Hour of Code for your child (and you!) that don’t require any coding experience:

  • Drawing with code: Learn to program using JavaScript, one of the world’s most popular programming languages (ages 8+).
  • Creating webpages: Learn to make your own webpages using the basics of HTML and CSS (ages 10+).
  • Creating SQL databases: Learn the fundamentals of databases using SQL to create data tables and query the data (ages 12+).

 

Algorithms? Loops? Conditionals?

Think computer programming is too hard?

Giving commands to a computer, which is what programming is all about, is just like giving commands to a dog. CodeHS lets you learn how to code with Karel the Dog — a fun, accessible, and visual introduction to text-based programming that teaches fundamental concepts like commands and functions to absolute beginners. 
http://hoc.codehs.com/

Codecademy is an interactive, student-guided introduction to the basics of CS through JavaScript that’s used by tens of millions of students around the world. We’ve prepared a no-hassle Hour of Code experience with accompanying quizzes, slides, and a completed project for students at the end. http://hourofcode.com/cdmy

Code Combat lets you defeat ogres to learn Python or JavaScript in Code Combat, an epic programming game! http://codecombat.com/hoc

There’s a whole lot more listed at Computer Science Education Week

Want to keep learning? Go beyond an hour

No device or internet? Try ‘unplugged’ computer science

Thinkersmith has lessons that use paper and pen, decks of cards, and simple materials to teach children the connection between symbols and actions, as well as the invaluable skill of debugging.

Got PCs with slow (or non-existent) internet access? Download the Blockly tutorials that were the precursor of the Code.org tutorials – a single 3MB ZIP file can be loaded onto any computer or used off a memory stick

Kodable designed the fuzzFamily Frenzy to use plain paper as an introduction to programming logic for kids 5 and up.

Project Guts has this “unplugged” activity that helps students learn how modeling and simulation works by having a group of students play different versions of the Rock / Paper / Scissors game, and see the results as different modeling experiments.

So, there you have it.

Now get out there and code!

The ‘Hour of Code’ is a nationwide initiative by Computer Science Education Week andCode.org to introduce millions of students to one hour of computer science and computer programming.

 

Programming and Robotics Classes in Janesville

Engineering, Programming and Robotics in Madison and Southern Wisconsin for Elementary and Middle School Students


STEM For Kids provides a fun learning environment for program participants.
Brain research shows that fun is an important ingredient for learning and memory. LEARN MORE

WHY homeschoolers love STEM for Kids 

Multi-age programs
Innovative curricula
Real-world based problem solving
Leadership opportunities
Open ended possibilities
Flexible delivery
4 C’s Focus:  collaboration,
creativity, communication, critical thinking
Intrinsically motivating – low stress- high challenge
Relevant topics
Activity based
Happy- relaxed environment
Celebrate all successes big and small;
learn from all mistakes, big and small
Learning to learn, not test
It is FUN!

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Janesville Offerings

Computer Programming for Kids ages 7-11
Wednesday: 10:30– 12:00
Oct. 26– Dec 14, 2016

Robotics for Kids ages 7-11
Fridays: 10:30-12:00
Oct 28– Dec 16, 2016

NO Classes Thanksgiving Week

Location:
Orchard View Alliance Church
2707 Bond Place, Janesville, WI

COST: ONLY $12/Week with Discount Code

Use Code HOMESCHOOL to save 20%

See attachment for more information about STEM for Kids!

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I would be happy to meet with the group any time to better explain STEM for Kids and answer questions.  Just give me a call at your convenience and we can schedule a time.  If interested, I could bring a class out to whatever location is most convenient for the members of your group.
Take Care, Donna

Donna Curtis, M.Ed
Owner and Instructor
1-608-352-8330
Stem for Kids: Wisconsin-Madison
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