Wednesday, 2 December 2015

CBC + The Hour of Code

CBC has written a lot about the Hour of Code and why kids should learn to code. Here are two activities they shared for learning to code: 

Code a secret message with Trinket and SPYnet. They introduce a tool called Trinket that you can use to introduce HTML to your students. HTML stands for HyperText Markup Language and is a computer language used to make websites. The getting started activity challenges students to decode some HTML and create their own secret message (see my creation here). Trinket lets you learn to write code in any browser, on any device (Laptop, Chromebook, iPad).


The CBC created a Scratch activity called The Adventures of Napkin Man. Students open the activity in Scratch and follow the tutorial instructions. Start the activity here.


Trinket also offers free lessons and activities to learn an Hour of Python. Python is a popular programming language for creating and deploying web apps.


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