Vidcode is aimed at teenage girls who are often left out in coding and computerprogramming technology. This tool puts together creativity, social media, and self-expression, allowing students to upload photos and videos and turn them into music videos, memes, and animations. Through these experiences, students learn that the code is what makes each action take place. On a split screen, instructions appear on one side and helpful hints are on the other side. Students have the option to link their finished projects to their social media accounts and share them with friends and family.
Are you curious how you might integrate computer science in your upper elementary classroom, or are you looking for a unique way to have your students share their favorite books? With technology playing an increasingly important role in every profession, a foundational understanding of computer science is becoming an essential component of student learning. To authentically integrate computer science and literacy, I’m going to teach you how to support your students in using block-based coding to program book trailers.
Google’s Kick Start challenge offers coders around the world the chance to develop and hone their programing skills through online-hosted competition rounds. The three-hour rounds feature a variety of algorithmic challenges, all developed by Google engineers so that students get a sense of the technical skills needed for a career at Google.