We (Yes K-6, all together!) skeptically dipped into the computational thinking cesspool and now we will NEVER hop out! 2014 saw Staff and students from Kindergarten to Year 6, commence a UNIQUE (at least in my 35 years of teaching) educational journey TOGETHER with everyone starting on the SAME PAGE and moving (albeit at different speeds and abilities) along a learning continuum packed with creative and playful digital technology activities. Our learning journey incorporated elements of the arts - drawing and Algo-Rhythm - in combination with maths, science, geography, history and logical problem solving activities. Cross curriculum open ended tasks encouraged design, collaboration, reflection and personalisation.
The developmental learning pathway now connects the Early Years Learning Framework with the Australian Curriculum Learning in Digital Technologies, is nonthreatening to generalist classroom teachers and is packed with practical ideas to take away and develop in your own classroom. Coding the Curriculum will be shared as an online repository of teaching and learning resources- apps, online and unplugged.
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