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Video4 How a boy became an ARTIST
Infinite Thinking MACHINE
Video5 Shane Koyczan: "To This Day" ... for the bullied and beautiful.
Ken Robinson says SCHOOL KILLS CREATIVITY
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Video6 Dr Eric Topol & the SMART future Health care
Why Education in Finland Works
Finland's Revolutionary Education System
Flashmob, Jane Goodall
George Lucas Visual Literacy Martin Scorsese Visual Literacy
Video9 Ramsey Musallam Curiosity Comes First
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Articles & Seminars
Love these little robots.
CREATE ADVENTURES AND GAMES FOR OZOBOT TO EXPLORE.
Begin by learning Ozobot’s simple color language as you draw mazes, paths, intersections and create entire worlds to explore puzzling playgrounds, fast tracks and intricate labyrinths. with colour markers.
USE BLOCK CODING FOR FULL CONTROL
OzoBlockly gives you the power to fully control your Ozobot's movement and behavior. Powered by Google’s Blockly, OzoBlockly offers five modes from Pre-Reader with icon-based blocks to Master with support for many low-level functions and advanced programming concepts. It has something for everyone!
OZOBOT Engineering in 3D
CREATE A STORY MAP
1. Create a story map – plan it out so you know where the robot will stop spin, or speedup.
2. Draw your story map with illustrations and coding in the tracks.
3. Include at least 2 of the following
Tornado: A command to spin around twice at increasing speed, then continue following the line in the same direction.
Zigzag: A command to sway right-left-right-left while moving forward, then continue moving straight.
Spin: A command to spin around twice at a consistent speed, then continue following the line in the same direction.
Win/Exit (Play Again): A command to perform a “success” animation, then continue to follow the line
4. Write a script for your story map.
5. Film OZOBOT on your story map and read the script as a voice over.
STORY MAPS FOR INSPIRATION
Baby Snail Story (1m)
Pirate Story Narrated (1.42)
HOUR of CODE
THE HOUR OF CODE
The Hour of Code is officially from 3-7 December, but you can do the hour of code at anytime throughout the year. Code the Dance Party, or even do the Unplugged Dance Party. Or choose from a variety of coding options including Minecraft. Great videos and teacher's notes.
What is a MICRO:BIT?
The micro:bit is a small programmable device that can do a wide range of things, from saying hi with the LED display to controlling a robot with the GPIO pins. It's easy to play around with and you can see the effects of the code pretty quickly.
BBC micro:bit - Get ready for a new generation of makers Watch the Video
Coding is the new literacy! With ScratchJr, young children (ages 5-7) can program their own interactive stories and games. In the process, they learn to solve problems, design projects, and express themselves creatively on the computer. Free app for iPad
This 12-year-old kid learned to code on Codecademy, built 5 apps, and is speaking at SXSW. this s a great story and truly inspirational for kids starting for code.
Learn to Coder Interactively for FREE at Codecademy. Sign up online. The lessons are simple and easy to follow. Or Download the Codecademy APP for iPad which is also FREE Learn Java script, Python, html, etc.
Is another great coding app which is well designed and easy to learn for everyone. It is available for FREE download at iTunes