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Coding and Robotics Education Australia

CodingPro Education 

CodingPro Education is all about building skills for solving futuristic problems


TEACHING KIDS HOW TO CODE
Teaching kids how to code is top of mind for many people these days. With all the discussions about STEM education in Australia (not to mention STEM+ and STEAM) and with all the changes to the economy that have pushed technology companies to the forefront. It's clear that large-scale change is in our future, and coding could someday very well become as integral a part of early education like reading, writing, and math.

Fortunately, you don't have to wait for "someday" to get your school coding. We are here with some help to spark and sustain a child's interest in programming inside and outside the classroom.

DO WHAT WE LOVE
Coding is as much about creativity as it is about math, science, and problem-solving. The stereotype of computer programmers as math scares many people away from coding, adults and children alike but coding is creating things that come to life like drawings, games, robots, applications, websites and even software.

Most kids like to create things, so coding will come as naturally as painting a picture or building something with Legos. Capture students interest by emphasising creativity, and they'll naturally learn some core programming concepts along the way. Keep it fun and don't force it not all kids like to paint, and not all kids will like to code either.

KEEP OUR CURIOSITY HAT ON
Find age-appropriate tools that give your students enough room to play without needing to read an instruction manual every few minutes. The process of discovery or the "I wonder what will happen if I do this?" moment is a core component in a coder's world. 

Encourage students to experiment and keep an eye out for signs that they're reaching for the limits of a specific coding app. Even if you're not a coder yourself, you can learn along with the rest of the class. 
Coding is a great skill to work on like any other language from the early stage of education.

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