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Computer Whizzes


12th November 2015
By Marg Rabbitt
Year 3/ 4 Computer Whizzes
Recently Stage 2 children went on an excursion to the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney where they attended a workshop in ‘coding.’ Being introduced to coding gives students an appreciation of what can be built with technology.  Students are exposed to the skills needed to develop computer applications. Kids that code gain a good appreciation of computational thinking and logical thought that helps them develop good critical thinking skills.

Year 3/ 4 Computer Whizzes

Recently Stage 2 children went on an excursion to the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney where they attended a workshop in ‘coding.’ Being introduced to coding gives students an appreciation of what can be built with technology.  Students are exposed to the skills needed to develop computer applications. Kids that code gain a good appreciation of computational thinking and logical thought that helps them develop good critical thinking skills.  Writing and then executing a program gives immediate feedback as to whether they have correctly expressed instructions for the computer. Scratch, the program that the children used, is one of a new generation of block programming languages aimed at teaching novices and kids as young as eight or nine to write code. The program is free and can be easily down loaded. On their return to school, Year 3/ 4 children have been applying these coding skills to create games of motion and direction. This week they added a maths dimension to their games. How clever are they!! Marg Rabbitt Year 3/ 4 teacher.

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