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Celebrate National Coding Week 2020! Resources & Ideas
National Coding Week begins on the 14th of September 2020. The week aims to build people’s digital skills and confidence and this year the theme is ‘stay fit while you code!’
“In the world of coding we can get so wrapped up in finding the solution to problems that we often forget to take a break from the keyboard or to keep fit.”
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!
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
Bronze – Silver – Gold (Secondary):
Who is the Fittest in your Class?
What’s in a Food
Treatments for Dehydration
How Healthy is your Spread?
How Steady is your Hand?
How Strong are Climbing Ropes?
Which Crisps are the Healthiest?
A Balanced Diet
How Quick are your Reactions?
Make a Skateboard
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!
Teach Computing: Primary & Secondary Coding Activities & Resources
Teach Computing: Home Learning Resources
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
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’
All About STEM is making it happen across the North West. We work on lots of different projects to bring exciting Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics to schools, linking them with business and industry expert volunteers inspiring the next generation of STEM specialists.« Back To News