Learn with your child at the fabulous Code.org, or use some of the resources on our Play around
Encourage your children's school to join up with Code club
Take part in an after school or holiday Programs. Search for local providers. Costs vary between providers.
These inspiring stories demonstrate what is possible! See what other kids are doing with Digital Technologies, and how they are teaching themselves and others to use the wide range of tools available.
Kids teach other kids how to code 'Two Valley teen programmers have started a movement where kids teach other kids how to code.' (Business Insider, 19 January 2016, Julie Bort)
It started with two teenage friends in the USA who weren't happy with kids learning code online without any support. So they decided to teach an after-school coding class to some younger students, with the help from their local library. Since then, they have created their own organisation, which has spread across the country.
Create a space
Create a space or storage system that makes it easy for your junior techies to be creative. While these resources are aimed at schools, you’ll find plenty of useful information to create your own makerspace.
Intel ® Intel has designed development boards generally suitable for intermediate and expert makers. There are two options – Galileo and Edison. Both these hardware development boards let you write code and create electronic circuits to build your own projects.
Edison - Intel® Edison provides a fully open-source hardware and software development environment for your projects. It is a great tool for quick prototyping.
Galileo - Intel® Galileo is an Arduino-compatible platform that enables educators, students, and makers of all skill levels to quickly and easily engage in projects. It is a great option for Arduino users looking to upgrade their project on a powerful processor.
Makey Makey - Use a Makey Makey to trick your computer into thinking that almost anything is a keyboard. Then: play music on a banana keyboard, create an Operation game, make a cardboard guitar and much much more. There is also a Makey Makey Go – a smaller, simpler, portable Makey Makey. See the guides for more information. You can use your Makey Makey with many free apps.
These sensor kits and other components can be used in conjunction with a development board. The kits provide guidance on programming the various electronic components. This one is designed to use with Intel Edison (above).
Here is a ‘Top 10 Picks’ list of sensors compatible with Raspberry Pi.
Register for Term 3 for Junior Engineers after school classes teaching coding and robotics.
See below for links to potential student projects run by industry, examples from schools, examples of lunch and after-school activities, things students can do at home, and inspiring student-led activities.