What’s the Big Deal about Coding?

Coding has been hailed as one of the most important subjects of 21st Century education that every child needs to learn, but is it really all that important? Here’s why learning to code is more than just learning another language… “I think everybody in this country should learn how to program a computer because it teachesContinue reading “What’s the Big Deal about Coding?”

Tynker: Teaching Kids a New Language – Code

In 21st Century education, it is important for children to learn another language but this language is not the usual languages we have become accustomed with. This is the language of computers and technology – code. The realisation of this importance has led to the development of many new programs aiming to teach young children aboutContinue reading “Tynker: Teaching Kids a New Language – Code”

Handwriting Activities: Secret Code Writing

G1 loathes practicing writing. It is no surprise that he has one of the worst handwriting in his class. Encouraging him to write by hand has been a real bane and I have employed all manner of sneaky tricks to get him to practice his writing skills. This is one of my latest attempts… There was aContinue reading “Handwriting Activities: Secret Code Writing”

New Programming App by Tynker Teaches Kids How to Code!

Do you remember Tynker – the self-paced course on computer programming that encourages children to innovate and create while learning programming concepts at their own pace? What is Tynker? Just in case you missed it… Tynker helps children develop computational thinking and programming skills in a fun, visual, intuitive and imaginative way. Tynker is used in overContinue reading “New Programming App by Tynker Teaches Kids How to Code!”