Posts Tagged ‘coding’

An opportunity arises from the emergency: let’s code from home!?

Schools have been closed for several weeks now… Students are at home and the teachers must get to them. How? With distance learning! Here the emergency turns into an opportunity. Digital tools become means to reach students and support them in a moment of dismay and confusion. Nothing can...

Coding recent history in Italy

All pictures are the author’s own. It was January 13th 2016 when Prof. Alessandro Bogliolo (University of Urbino) launched the first video lesson of the MOOC: Coding in your classroom, now! Hundreds of teachers followed him, interested in introducing coding and computational thinking in their classrooms. Since then, that...

RosaDigitale 2019: the conquest is information

During RosaDigitale week – which begins on the 8th of March – students and teachers reflect on the history of women who have changed the world. The RosaDigitale National Movement fights for equal opportunities in the field of information technology. In Europe, thousands of events, called petals, are organized...

Programming with sensors

Introduction We are listening nowadays about the importance of learning a code language from the school, like a new literacy. Coding skills have mainly being integrated in the curriculum of the Primary and Secondary students in a large number of European countries. The concept of computational thinking refers to...

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CaRoMtE (Coding and robotics on math through English): The next chapter on implementing computational thinking into the curriculum. An international Erasmus+ KA201 project

Image: shutterstock_321297764- Based on the shared concern about the lack of a common strategy for teaching and learning Computational Thinking across Europe, 3 teachers (Ts) from Belgium, Italy and Spain started thinking of a transnational experience of introducing Coding and Robotics into the curriculum. The initial team included a teacher...

From coding to modeling

  Scratch is a free visual programming environment. It’s used by students, teachers, parents to create stories, animations, games (serious games and not only). In Scratch you can learn to code without giving up creativity, collaboration (there are over 20 million shared projects), thinkering. But is it possible construct...