Tag: Kodu

Teaching Coding for Beginners

  In this 3 part series, Matthew Jorgensen will present some reasons for everyday teachers to start delivering ‘coding’ in the teaching and learning process. Then, he will demonstrate a number of visual programming tools that are mostly free, easy for teachers to master and always engaging for students. Finally, he will address examples of coding elaborations in the... Read more

Minecraft vs Project Spark vs Kodu Game Lab

Guest post by Matthew Jorgensen  Game based learning has been a part of any good teacher’s arsenal since the dawn of time and, via digital devices, is permeating the classrooms of the world, engaging students to learn through, by and with play. Sit any child in front of a computer and they will no doubt rather play games rather than type up their information report.... Read more

Will your class join an ‘Hour of Code’?

This week many educators across the globe will be leading their students through an 'Hour of Code' . For those who have not stumbled across an 'Hour of Code', the aim of the December 9-15 campaign is to introduce learners to computer coding for one hour in order to inspire a greater number of students learning a skill many educators feel is essential for the future... Read more