The workshop will explore activities designed to integrate visual programming into the primary classroom.
The new Australian Digital Technologies learning area, positions Australia as one of the leading countries in addressing the urgent need to include computational thinking concepts and computer science skills into schooling curricula as early as the foundational years. Understanding that many of our Australian teachers are pressed for time and that implementation begins shortly, urgent action is required to provide teachers with the support they need so that they can deliver the best learning outcomes for our students and meet the new learning objectives. The CSER group at the University of Adelaide has been building a free, open, online course that aligns specifically with the new Digital Technologies curriculum, addressing Foundation-6.
In this workshop, we will introduce different examples of visual programming systems, and explore example activities that show how visual programming can be incorporated at the Primary level, and integrated with other learning areas.
BYOD and wifi needed to participate in the activities.