Last week I had an amazing time learning with staff and students from the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario. I had the great pleasure of visiting four schools in four days and see first hand what students are capable of. Believe me – they are capable of GREATNESS!
This is super awesome! Check it out! Coding to Learn Probability - Rock, Paper, Scissors With Micro:Bit #CodeBreaker #CSForAll Click To Tweet
On to Rock Paper Scissors. Lots of very cool discussion! @mraspinall @CDSBEO @StEdwardCS #Grade5and6 #CDSBEOTeLI @codebreakerbook pic.twitter.com/pfVMk9faEO
— Laura Deeves (@LauraDeeves) June 15, 2018
Admittedly, I was a tad apprehensive about trying to code Rock, Paper, Scissors with the Micro:Bit with grade three classes but they blew me away! In fact, many were steps ahead of me as I ran through the tutorials. Just goes to show how second nature technology is for our young people and how sometimes we make biased opinions about what we think students can or cannot do. My mind was blown.
From data management to probability @mraspinall does an excellent job starting w the curriculum and using the #microbit as a tool for learning… 1st Fitbit & #microbit floss challenge & now check out @MTCS_CDSBEO finalist of #rockpaperscissors @CDSBEO @ALovett75 pic.twitter.com/X5owbsytRY
— Nancy McIntyre (@mcintyre7_12lit) June 12, 2018
As a follow up, I wanted to create a video tutorial for teachers and students who may wish to explore coding further this summer from a “coding to learn” perspective. Remember, we learn to read so we can read to learn. Coding is no different.
Huge thnx to @mraspinall & @ALovett75 …@MTCS_CDSBEO Ss are still talking about this! @CDSBEO Check out this video, 1st time Ss use #microbit “for” learning, take a look, all Ss r engaged, on task and problem-solving collaboratively. #failureislearning pic.twitter.com/LXGYkMwzde
— Nancy McIntyre (@mcintyre7_12lit) June 16, 2018
The following video tutorial would be great in any probability class or even a stats or data management class as you can track data, graph it, explore bias, mean, median and even mode. The grade 3s ALL knew about mode while the grade 4s could easily tell me about mean and median as well.
What an exciting day of coding @MTCS_CDSBEO with @mraspinall. The Ss were certainly engaged in all of the STEM activities. Thank you @ALovett75 & @mcintyre7_12lit for organizing today’s sessions. #CodingtoLearn #microbit @CDSBEO pic.twitter.com/7jcA2ldojM
— Jennifer Long (@JefinnerL) June 12, 2018
For more video tutorials, check out my YouTube channel here as well as http://www.hourofcuriosity.com.
#ThankYou @mraspinall for sharing your STEM/Coding journey and expertise with us this week! #Blessed @CDSBEO #OurJourneyContinues #Inspired #CDSBEOTeLI pic.twitter.com/eWdDcCLp4a
— Andrew Lovett (@ALovett75) June 15, 2018
For more lessons, activities and ideas, grab a copy of my book, Code Breaker, on Amazon here!