Computational Thinking - Breakout 2
Integrating coding (computational thinking) into your classroom programme
Presenter: David Kinane
David has an amazing site that we could access to try out some of the things that he talked about - Computational Thinking
By using a programme e.g. Scratch, students will identify a problem, list steps to achieve a goal, pattern match, create an algorithm, then reflect.
Early years basics - useful for Junior teachers
3 main areas of Focus:
- Makey Makey using Scratch
I was at a table which had the Makey Makey gear so I used it to create a mini keyboard using playdough. We have used Makey Makey and Scratch before in my Year 7 & 8 Extension class. I have no idea how to use the Arduino kit so will need to look more into this when I’m back at school. I didn’t get the chance to fly the drone, but I’m not too worried.