Fun Activities to Support Coding Without a Device!
Using the Logic and Patterns of Coding to Introduce STEAM Skills
When children learn to code, they are not just focusing on computer skills; they are learning specific 21st-century skills like problem-solving, critical thinking, creativity, and communication. Giving students the chance to learn the logic and patterns of coding is a great way to introduce STEAM skills and help them to develop interest in technology. The good news is that you don't need a bunch of expensive equipment to get your elementary students started on the path to learning coding skills. There are many fun activities that can introduce foundational coding skills that do not require any screen time using items that you have on hand. Join this webinar to check out these tech-free coding activities!
After completing this 15 minute webinar, participants will be able to...
- Look at the benefits of learning to code at the elementary level.
- Share the importance of learning about coding in a tech-free environment.
- Review activities that support coding without a device.
Naomi Hartl has a passion for education and all things tech infused. She graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and a Bachelor of Education, where she majored in physical education and minored in biology. She has taught a wide variety of subject areas which include mathematics, biology, practical and applied arts, career guidance, and health and physical education. She started out teaching in her home province of Saskatchewan, Canada and then relocated to Oregon, USA to work with School Specialty. Working with School Specialty has allowed her to pursue her dream of making a difference in the lives of teachers and students by creating safe and successful learning environments. Naomi is the STEM Subject Matter Expert for School Specialty.