Learn to Code - Code to Learn


Thank you for coming to my presentation at Region 4's annual Digital Learning Conference, "Agents of Change"! It is my hope, that by attending this session, you will find a curiosity about coding and challenge your students to "Learn to Code" and to "Code to Learn". The possibilities really are endless.
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Introducing Coding

Introducing Teachers

Introducing teachers to coding can be as challenging as teaching a lesson unprepared. You never know what someone's comfort zone is, and/or how resistant they may be. Some will embrace the ideas, but get lost in the logistics. Others will embrace the concept, but claim to have no time. In either case, the Hour of Code is a great place to start (for both teachers and students).

The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify "coding," and show that anybody can learn the basics. It is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries, with one-hour tutorials available in over 30 languages. No experience is needed... Ages 4 to 104.

Since each "Hour" for students is self-paced, teachers do not have to "be prepared" for the lesson... and therefore, it's a perfect way to "try it on".

I send this "Hour of Code" newsletter out to my district teachers.

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Introducing Students

As I stated above, the "Hour of Code" is a great coding resource to start with for students. Once the teachers are familiar with the idea of the Hour of Code, I make this newsletter available for students.

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There are links to many activities in the student newsletter, but depending on the grade level(s) taught, some of the activities from the links in my PowerPoint (above) will be useful. Most of those, however, are not self-instructing.

Questions? Please contact me!

Seth Fewell

Educational Technology Specialist for Pearland ISD

M.S. Ed. Learning Design & Technology - Purdue University