SchoolCoding lessons in your Google Classroom

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28th July 2020
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SchoolCoding lessons in your Google Classroom

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While schools were closed, we create a blended learning solution specially for South Africa’s Google schools.

Now you can use all of our hard work to teach your students how to code in Scratch and/or Python, within your secure, private Google Classroom supervised by your professional coding coaches, whom we will train and support throughout the process.

Enroll in our In-school Coding Curriculum to access all of our tutorials, lessons, projects and interactive, engaging challenges that encourage critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, collaboration and care for one another.

Digital Literacy Skills (Teacher Training Class)

We have created a series of video tutorials to orient teachers to our Google Classroom to ensure that your coding teachers are fully prepared and equipped to facilitate our lessons, simply, easily and practically, whether students are in class at school or learning remotely from home, no matter whether schools are open or closed.

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In order to support schools who use the SchoolCoding curriculum, we have setup a Digital Literacy Skills (Teacher Training) class with student role access to all of our online materials, incl. the SchoolCoding Lesson Plans.  This is hosted in our Google Classroom, so we have created a unique account for you to use, which may be good place to start to explore what we have to offer, in this post-lockdown ‘new normal’ way of education. We have come up with a blended learning solution that we hope to enable you to use to supply our lessons to your students, with as little effort and fuss as possible.

Digital Literacy Skills (Teacher Training)

SchoolCoding Open Invitation to Teachers

To ‘ Join the Class‘ sign into Classroom.Google.com (any Google account will do), then simply click on the ‘ +’ button (top right corner, as shown above) and enter this class code: 3frbf6x

Once you have enrolled into the Digital Literacy Skills (Teacher Training) class, go to Classwork (top menu) and review the topics (left menu). Get Started and Guides, which will help you understand how to use our new SchoolCoding Google Classroom, which may be unfamiliar at first, but follows the standard Google Classroom layout, with newer topics at the top, and older content at the bottom.
You will see sample lessons that we could share with your learners, in such a way that they could access them by joining a school-specific set of class(es) that we share with you via a Class Code, thanks to Google’s clever architecture. On this basis, your coding subject teacher(s) would be responsible for presenting and managing the class, using the topics, lessons and assignments that we have already created for you.

Have we convinced you yet?
With only a day’s setup and one training session with your IT Teacher(s), we can deploy our lessons so that your students can access them in the classroom and/or at home, with limited support required by you, who will be able to facilitate the class easily, confidently and with the peace of mind that comes from proactive preparation and diligent planning.

 

Offline? Limited Internet? Mobile phone only?
Our lessons work on most devices, including mobile phones, laptops, desktops, tablets and on all operating systems including Microsoft Windows, Apple OSX and Google ChromeOS (think Chromebook). At the very least, all that is needed is a browser and an internet connection, but many of the activities can be done entirely offline, using apps that do not require a permanent internet connection (ie: less data).

 

Roadmap: Where are we going with Coding?
On our Roadmap for inclusion into our classes are Trinket and TinkerCAD, amongst other engaging and interactive coding platforms. Some of these lessons work especially well for learners with limited internet access, since the bulk of the work can be done offline (eg: Scratch, Python IDLE), while others require a decent internet connection for all the activities (eg: Code.org, Tynker.com). Hopefully this will enable most of your learners to participate, even if they need to use another family members device to view the instructional videos.

 

No lesson repeated from Grade 1 to Grade 7?
We now have enough materials available in our SchoolCoding classes to keep your learners engaged for a full year of weekly lessons, and are actively developing this into a comprehensive K12 Coding Curriculum whereby no lesson will be repeated within a three year cycle.

Most of these lessons are our own creations, that inspire critical thinking, problem solving and our new blended-learning platform (see screenshot below) enables collaboration, peer-support, personalized feedback and self-paced learning. All of these are the essential constituent qualities of 21st Century Learning Design (21CLD) that will empower the students of today to solve the challenges of tomorrow, likely in occupations that do not yet exist!

 

We are…

√ Experienced Teachers

√ Skilled Coding Educators

√ Reliable Service Providers

√ Google Certified Educators

√ Microsoft Certified Educators

√ Microsoft Innovation Educators

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