According to code.org, only 40 per cent of schools teach computer programming. Over the last few years, however, more and more countries have recognised the importance of computing, coding, and the associated skills that help children to develop and prepare for the working world.
How can we improve our knowledge and teach computational thinking in a more inspiring and creative way?
With 54 per cent of teachers in the UK believing their students know more about ICT and computing than they do, it’s almost inevitable for teachers to feel anxious about teaching a subject like computing; after all, it’s reasonably new for them too, plus it’s a topic that can’t be taught solely with a textbook. So, what can teachers do to bring computing lessons to life and achieve success?
Does coding strike you as a daunting subject to teach in school? All the more if you know some of your students are quite technology-proficient. In fact, coding is simply another language and it gives you the power to communicate with technology, asking it to perform various tasks and functions. Read some top tips for teaching computing in this article.
On 15 August 2017, students have the opportunity to use LEGO Education WeDo 2.0 and EV3 to develop code as part of this global challenge.
Last year, 10,207 Australian students participated in this free event – and this year the challenge is on globally to beat this world record.
Shontelle Lewis (Sharon State School, Bundaberg, QLD) is an advocate for primary school students learning to code and was the winner of the LEGO Education Teacher Award for 2017. She has created and run robotics and coding challenges benefiting not only her own students, but also those of other schools.
Jemma White is a primary school teacher at North Sydney Demonstrations School in New South Wales, Australia. Jemma has created a poster showing the links between the WeDo 2.0 projects and learning outcomes in science and technology.
Shontelle Lewis (Sharon State School, Bundaberg, QLD) is the winner of the LEGO Education Teacher Award for 2017. Shontelle will travel to the LEGO Education Symposium 2017 in Billund, Denmark, May 2017.
Internationally recognised education expert Chris Rogers returns to Australia in March 2017 to work with teachers interested using LEGO materials to support learning in STEM subjects.
The LEGO Education Teacher Award recognises innovative classroom teachers who have an interesting story to tell. LEGO Education will provide assistance for the recipient to present their work at the LEGO Education Symposium 2017 in Billund, Denmark.
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