Scratch! Session 5

This lesson we have been learning about coding. Pupils can easily use this programme and create their own. When you use this online there is a step by step guide to help you.

We also discussed as a class about how the curriculum has changed to include this new subject, Computing. We looked at how a number of different sites can be used in the classroom such as Pinterest and Scratch. Pinterest is useful for teachers to share resources and ideas between each other in a simple yet clever manner.

We were then encouraged to try Scratch for ourselves. By teaching ourselves how to use this software it enables us to help pupils to use it and get the most out of it. My Scratch can be found above.

 

This session I have also added an RSS feed to my blog for the BBC Education website.

The Hour of Code!

In the previous session we were told about The Hour of Code scheme that is being rolled out across America. I decided to give this a go and came up with this.

Activities to learn about using code and activities that can be used with children can be found on this website: http://csedweek.org/learn

In the future it is predicted that coding will be a considered to be a basic thing that pupils will need to know. This means that us as teachers need to familiarise ourselves with it so we can be comfortable in teaching it.