Edubury 5: The Joy of Coding
With the return of programming to the national curriculum after a period where ICT skills were confined to preparation for passive consumerism on the web or developing secretarial and business skills on office applications, Edubury 5 will focus on the ‘The Joy of Coding’ celebrating ways in which learners can learn to build the web anew, just enjoy the challenges of task analysis or taking a turtle for a walk.
For those nervous of the concept of coding, there will be opportunities to have a little ‘hands on’ practice using introductory resources.
Edubury 5 will have inputs from
Dorine Flies from EPIK and ‘Minecraft for Youth, Parents and Children ‘on digital maker culture using Mozilla tools as well as Minecraft
Marcus Ball Co-Founder at Ambition House & Calnection : Integrating Coding into education
Neal Brown UKC. on Computing in Schools: about how they helped re-introduce computing into the national curriculum, and now face the great challenge of en-skilling teachers to teach the subject
Karl Bentley offers a taste of Raspberry Pi in the primary classroom.
From the dim dark past of educational technology we will also show a classic video of David Haigh using turtle robots and overlay keyboards to enable children experiencing severe difficulties in learning to develop programming skills.
We still have space for other contributions on this topic. If you have been using Logo or Raspberry Pi in schools it would be great if you could share your experience at Edubury 5:
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