Coding & Robotics

Step by Step: Algorithms from F – 6

Room 400.G.9 July 28, 2017 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm

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Steve Allen

There is more to Digital Technologies than coding, and it starts with the thinking. As teachers come to grips with this new curriculum area, students are beginning to build their knowledge of how to use technology to create and to solve problems.

The development of algorithms, as sequences of instructions, are the tools that enable us to tell computers and devices what to do. Students from as young as Foundation are ready to begin this adventure as they progress from following simple sets of instructions in their daily routines to creating visual programs that involve user input, branching and iteration.

Explore the computational thinking aspects of developing algorithms from Foundation to Level 6. Take away some ideas from unplugged activities to engaging devices, to keep young minds thinking and support them in creating digital solutions.