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Celebrate National Coding Week! – Resources & Ideas
National Coding Week begins on the 16th of September 2019. The week aims to build people’s confidence and digital skills at fun and engaging events. Schools, colleges and universities can play their part by running sessions, lessons or events for students, staff, parents or the community.
If you’re looking for inspirational ideas & resources, take a look at our exciting (and comprehensive) list below. We have free opportunities for adults too!
Code Club UK is a nationwide network of volunteers and educators who run free coding clubs for young people aged 9-13.
Code Club projects are freely available for anyone to use, a great way to get creative with code.
Code.org organises the annual Hour of Code campaign which is now a global phenomenon. Children & adults can learn coding through games including Star Wars, Frozen and many, many more!
STEM Learning have CPD, ideas & an enormous library of resources and activities! Here are a few coding ideas to get you started but you can click here for more!
STEM Learning: Programming BeeBots! (7-11)
STEM Learning: Algorithm Cards (7-11)
STEM Learning: Scratch Tinkering (7-11)
STEM Learning: Coding a Rock Band
STEM Learning: Code for Life
STEM Learning: Coding using Scratch & Kodu
STEM Learning: Kids get coding!
STEM Learning: Five top games to make coding easier
STEM Learning: Code Smart 11-14
Why not try the Astro Pi Challenge during National Coding Week? Your student’s projects could be tested on the International Space Station!
CREST Discovery Award: Enrich My Classroom (10-14)
Design a classroom of the future – coding activity
If your students produce a project during National Coding Week that they would like to showcase, encourage them to enter The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Competition!
They can gain recognition for their achievements in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) and build their skills and confidence.
Click to enter
CoderDojo is a global movement of free, volunteer-led, community-based computer programming clubs for young people.
Celebrating, inspiring & supporting women interested in having a career in tech through events, courses & networks.
Minna Kane and her team of young coders find out all about the exciting world of computer programming.
• Fab Lab
Coding & making! Fab Labs foster the entrepreneurial spirit by providing the space, equipment and help to rapidly turn ideas into working prototypes.
STEM Clubs are a powerful and enjoyable way to engage young people with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects. They ignite an interest in STEM subjects and provide a platform to extend young people’s learning.
• ‘I’m an adult and would love to learn to code’
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