I recently read Brian Aspinall‘s blog about coding and thought his top 10 list of reasons to code was great – highly inspiring for future coders!
- Coding allows students to create content, not just consume it.
- Coding empowers students and give them tools to express themselves in really cool ways.
- Coding teaches storytelling with games and animations.
- Coding is a place for students to take risks and fail safely.
- Coding is inclusive and builds self-confidence
- Coding supports many principles of mathematics
- Coding teaches problem solving and critical/analytical thinking skills
- Coding is a new type of literacy and will be a large part of future jobs.
- Coding develops teamwork and collaborative skills
- Coding can help humanity
Bonus: Coding gives you superpowers!
We’ve continued our learning journey with the R-7 Coding Club. It’s fantastic to see everyone eagerly arriving every Thursday for our lunchtime session. The group has continued to develop their skills and understandings of how to code using Scratch. We have students discovering all of the options when using Scratch like moving sprites in many different ways, creating and recording sound, creating short stories and creating games online too.
A big thank you to Miss Grant, Mrs Langham and our student leaders Paul, Tom and Matt – it’s great to have your leadership in our group.
We are beginning to use Scratch to learn how to code – it’s a really exciting chance for Reception – Year 7 students to learn how to code.
Or you could try Studio Code
You could try different apps like: