I was asked to present a “hack” at the TeachMeet at Brescia House this week. This was shortly after I had already attended the Microsoft E2 Educator’s Exchange Africa. I immediately thought of what I had done with my Grade 9’s and my endeavour to get them interested in coding.
My challenge was to expose them to coding without them actually realising they were being taught how to program. From pen and paper to keyboard and Microbits, I moved them on and was pleasantly surprised as to how many of them took to the block programming structure like ducks to water!
Below is a video version of my presentation and the actual presentation is available to download (below the video) as a PowerPoint for members of the site.
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