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Coding from home – Practical tips and good practices to organise remote classes

By Annika Östergren Pofantis, EU Code Week Team

Stay in touch with students. Make the most of existing on-line
resources. Use cloud tools.  Provide structure and respect the school’s
time schedule. These were Alessandro Bogliolo’s, Italian EU Code Week
ambassador and professor at University of Urbino, tips for teachers organising
lessons remotely at the first EU Code Week
Coding from Home webinar.

Alessandro
said that coding is a quite easy to introduce remotely and encourage teachers
to make the coding activities as fun as possible. He, for example, suggested
teachers to propose daily activities and games that the children can play with
their families. Alessandro himself organises coding lessons for families in cooperation with Italian TV RAI.

Deborah Elalouf, French Code Week ambassador, shared the Code-Decode online training path available in English and French that aims to help
participants understand coding and digital culture.

Francisco Javier Masero Suarez, Leading teacher from Spain, showed a
practical example of a remote lesson combining karate and coding

(see presentation on Google Drive or Slideshare). He underlined
that although students are at home they need to do physical activities. He
said that combing coding and sports allows students to develop cognitive and
physical activities in the same project.

See the recording of the webinar here.

A second Coding from home webinar will take place on Tuesday 24 March
15.00 CET. Speakers include Ana Stamatescu Code Week Ambassador Romania,
Madhumalti Sharma, Code Week Ambassador from Luxembourg,  Pauline Maas,
Leading Teacher Netherlands on unplugged coding And Stefania Altieri, Leading
Teacher Italy on online coding game.

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