Tag Archives: Computing

EU Code Week 10-18 October 2015 – Bringing ideas to life with #codeEU

The third edition of EU Code Week will take place 10-18 October 2015. Millions of children, young adults, adults, parents, teachers, entrepreneurs and policymakers will again come together in events and classrooms across Europe to learn to create with code.
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“Digital skills are essential for a true Digital Single Market and help us understand how our increasingly connected world is built. Coding is not just about computer programming, it’s also about improving problem solving, communication, collaboration and creativity which are needed for the jobs of today and the future.”Andrus Ansip, Vice-President for the Digital Single Market

The idea is to show how you can bring ideas to life with code, to make programming more visible, demystify these skills and bring motivated people together to learn. If you are a school, a kid, a coder, a young adult, a parent, teacher, a business – now is the time to start planning your Code Week event and put it on thecodeweek.eu map.

Save the date: EU Code Week 10-18 October 2015 – Bringing ideas to life with #codeEU | Digital Agenda for Europe | European Commission.

Android Apps for STEM Creativity

A pet peeve of mine is the fact that many apps for education are Apple only or simply just work better on apple devices.  This is a good article on some android apps that promote good dialogue including my favourites Tellagami, Pic Collage and Explain Everything. In a science lesson, these apps are good for recording and annotating equipment, methods, results, decisive conclusions in a digital environment.  This in turn promotes good use of scientific language and provides a platform for concise and insightful discussion.

12 Excellent Android Apps for Unleashing Students Creativity ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning.