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Celebrate National Coding Week!
Happy 10th Anniversary National Coding Week!
National Coding Week begins on the 18th of September 2023 and this year, the theme is artificial intelligence (AI). The week aims to build confidence by discussing the benefits, concerns and implications of AI along with inspiring children and adults to learn new digital skills, cyber security and coding.
If you’re looking for inspirational resources for National Coding Week, we’ve brought together an exciting (and comprehensive) list below.
• National Coding Week:
National Coding Week: Ideas for Schools
National Coding Week: Official Resources
YaizY: Kids Online Learning Experience
National Coding Week: Digital Skills Challenge
Digital Career Inspiration – Digital Skills Stories
STEM Learning offers 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!
Al Sweigart: Making Games with Python & Pygame
Teach Computing: Primary & Secondary Coding Activities & Resources
Teach Computing: Home Learning Resources
ESERO/ESA: Astro Pi (Primary & Secondary)
Giving young people the chance to run their computer programs in space.
STEM Learning: Code for Life
For primary early computer programming as well as secondary students learning about Python programming.
STEM Learning: Programming BeeBots! (7-11)
This activity for younger children introduces algorithms and algorithmic thinking.
STEM Learning: Scratch Tinkering (7-11)
This primary activity involves tinkering within the Scratch environment.
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)
Working in teams, students are challenged to design the classroom of the future using new materials and digital tools to improve the learning environment.
Machines of the Future
Working in teams, students are challenged to design a household product that uses AI/machine learning.
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 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.
CoderDojo is a global movement of free, volunteer-led, community-based computer programming clubs for young people.
Use the InnovateHer online platform to teach new tech skills, explore cool tech jobs and even meet astronauts.
Minna Kane and her team of young coders find out all about the exciting world of computer programming.
• “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 across the region, linking them with business and industry expert volunteers inspiring the next generation of STEM specialists.
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