Monthly Archives: Abril 2016

5 reasons to teach kids to code

empower0Nice infographic about learning to code from Kodable:

  1. Learning programming empowers kids
  2. It’s as easy as learning a language
  3. Diverse early-learning benefits
  4. Becoming fluent with technology
  5. We need more programmers

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(source: https://www.kodable.com/infographic)

 

Scratch in Secondary Education: a research paper by Ortiz-Colon

OrtizMaruto16Quotes from Teaching with Scratch in Compulsory Secondary Education by A.M. Ortiz-Colón and J.L. Maroto Romo, 2016:

  • “The article analyzes the impact that the use of Scratch has in a group of students of Compulsory Secondary Education [Jaén, Spain]” […] “in the subject of Natural Science”.
  • “we have studied the evolution of creative thought and analyzed the considerations made by […] students and teachers.”
  • “The research results indicate that with the use of Scratch language students get better grades and are more motivated.”

This post also includes links to other Scratch research papers cited in the article.

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