Posts Tagged ‘coding’

From coding to modeling

  Scratch is a free visual programming environment. It’s used by students, teachers, parents to create stories, animations, games (serious games and not only). In Scratch you can learn to code without giving up creativity, collaboration (there are over 20 million shared projects), thinkering. But is it possible construct...

Code Camp for girls

Image: Tiina Kähära The year after Kodukup my four pupils, age 13, participated in Code Camp for girls that took place in Helsinki in October 2015. The camp was organized by Frantic, a digital agency providing high technology services. Week long day camp was all about learning the basics...

Doughnuts in programming – how to use the Scratch programming language to develop the logical and mathematical skills

This article relates to the project “Doughnuts in programming – how to use the Scratch programming language to develop the logical and mathematical skills.” The project was implemented from October 1st to December 20th, 2014 by the Association “Parents in Education”. Computer Assisted Education and Information Technology Centre in...

Why my students do like Scratch

I think that the concept “one size fits all” is the most frustrating idea in the learning system today as it does not give children many of opportunities to individualize their learning. Building a Lego sculpture, making an original drawing or giving free reins to the students’ imagination are...

Kodukup 2014

My four pupils and I had an opportunity to take part in the amazing Codecamp and Kodukup competition, hosted at the Microsoft Innovation center in Brussels on the 13-15th of October. The idea of the competition was to create (code) a computer game by using Microsoft´s KODU Game Lab...

How rural areas are guiding the way in Icelandic STEM education

Living in rural Iceland has never been easy. This is best demonstrated by Iceland’s population density of 3.1 /km2 compared to 73.4 /km2 in Ireland (which is rather smaller than Iceland) and 102 /km2 in Cuba (approx. the same size as Iceland). Living in Iceland has always revolved around the ever looming presence of death.  This has also been...