In Part 3, we will address examples of coding elaborations in the Australian Curriculum, to show practical examples of how teachers can address these elaborations. Click on the following links for part one and part two both also written by Matthew Jorgensen, Teacher Ambassador in the Microsoft Australia education team.
Part 3 – That’s great, but what now?
In 2015, federal and state political leaders from both sides of politics made one thing loud and clear in a show of true bi-partisan support.… Visit the author's original post
In part 2 of this series, Matthew Jorgensen presents some of visual programming tools for anyone wondering how to I start teaching coding for beginners. All tools and resources presented below are easy for teachers to master and always engaging for students. The list of resources and tools below are by no means complete but a great place to start for teaching coding for beginners and developing a plan for various resources as students (and teachers) coding skills progress. For part 1 and the introduction, go here.… Visit the author's original post
This blog has been sharing the best of Microsoft in the Classroom since late 2013. We thought you might like a recap of the most popular posts since we began. We dived into the statistics to check out what was read, shared and re-read the most. Below are our top 12 posts. Why not use your holiday time to catch up on the best of our best?
by Cathy Cavanaugh
Director of Teaching and Learning, Microsoft in Education
What is a human language? As a symbol system for encoding and communicating ideas, our languages are varied and dynamic, each reflective of its own cultures and ways of knowing. Thus, each language has intrinsic value to influence thought and interaction. Additionally, each language has practical value in the 21st century. Recognizing the many benefits of learning multiple languages, schools around the world require native language fluency and a minimum of competence in a second language.… Visit the author's original post
Want to join in on all the Hour of Code fun? Simply follow the Hour of Code guide, and pick an activity from some of the ideas below. Enjoy!
Hour of Code is taking place right across the globe this year from 8-14 December. This global movement introduces programming and coding to students and is growing from strength to strength with over 15 million students joining in an Hour of code from schools worldwide last year.… Visit the author's original post