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Look back on the Deep Dive MOOC – Module 5: Coding for All Subjects, App Development and CS Fundamentals

Back in October, over 4200 teachers enrolled in
Code Week’s Deep Dive MOOC. This free online course offered teachers the
opportunity to get familiarized with coding and coding related principles and
gain the knowledge and confidence to organize fun, interactive and educational
coding activities with their students. The course was organized into 5 modules,
with each focusing on a particular aspect of coding, such as computational
thinking, unplugged activities, and the endless possibilities of robotics, tinkering
and making, visual programming languages, app creation and so much more. It
allowed teachers to discover how easy and fun it can be to bring coding to
their classroom, as coding is for everyone and can be incorporated into any
subject or curriculum. Most importantly, teachers were given the knowledge,
resources, and encouragement needed to get them coding with their students.

Module 5: Coding for
All Subjects, App Development and CS Fundamentals

For the final module, participants got to see
just how cross-curricular coding can be, with ideas of how-to bring coding into
all lessons, from foreign languages to arts and even physical education. There
was something for everyone! As always, an array of resources such as videos and
ready to use lesson plans were introduced, and participants were encouraged to
share ideas and resources and most importantly try them out in their
classrooms. That was just the beginning! The participants went on to learn
about app development and how to get their students designing their very first
app. With all of the concepts, ideas and examples learned in the MOOC, it was
time for participants to take part in the Code Week 4 all challenge, share and
learn from one another, and even organize and carry out a hackathon and a remote
lesson.

Coding and computational thinking activities can easily be integrated
into the classroom,
regardless of the subject you teach or your previous experience.

Keep reading to see some outstanding examples
of activities done by some of our participants.

Getting Loopy by Jasna, Croatia

In this module, great discussions took
place about integrating coding into different subjects, with the arts and
foreign languages teachers especially enthusiastic about sharing their ideas. For example, Jasna, an English teacher from Croatia asked her
students to write a simple code that represents dance movements. Students then
turned these series of movements into loops and translated their codes into a
real-life dance.

Football code by Natasa, North Macedonia

Another great unplugged activity came from Natasa, who used a grid to ger her students
to code their way along a football pitch and score a goal. What a great way to
get your students moving as well as interested in coding through their
favourite sport!

Escape room game by Eirini, Greece

A popular idea for making your coding
class cross-curricular is creating an escape game for your students. Here you
can include all types of different challenges that can relate to any subject. Eirini
gave coding puzzles to her students in this series of challenges integrated into
an escape game.

After taking this
course, 97% teachers agreed the course made them more confident to implement
coding activities in the classroom, and they have gained practical ideas on how
they can improve their professional expertise. If you want to do the same, you
are still on time! Even though the course is no longer moderated, you can still
access
all the different modules of the course
, watch the live
events recordings and improve your teaching practice by having a look at the
different ideas and advices thousands of teachers have shared throughout the
course.

Do you want
to see more innovative activities and get plenty of ideas for your classroom?
Join our Facebook group, where teachers share ideas and
material every day, and follow us on Facebook and
Twitter!

Be sure to check out our website https://codeweek.eu/training to get access to free training material and
lesson plans.

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