3D Game Design and VR for children
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by Gicela
3M ago
Why does teaching children how games are made matter? Many children today have access to devices that allow them to play games – often becoming engrossed until they have accomplished their goals. However, understanding the process behind creating these games offers a whole new level of engagement and learning. Playing 3D games alone or with […] The post 3D Game Design and VR for children first appeared on Codingbug ..read more
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Game Design
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by Gicela
5M ago
Children love playing games but in our Game Design workshops they get an opportunity to make them. In our recent workshop, the children delved into the world of game creation using a simple yet powerful 2D engine. The experience of building a game from scratch proved to be immensely rewarding for them. They dived into […] The post Game Design first appeared on Codingbug ..read more
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Make a chatbot
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by Gicela
1y ago
A chatbot is a computer program or an artificial intelligence (AI) designed to simulate human conversation through text or voice interactions.  A rule based chatbot follows a specific flow of conversation and provides pre-determined responses based on keywords or phrases a user enters. We interact with these chatbots on a regular basis – e.g. when […] The post Make a chatbot first appeared on Codingbug ..read more
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Learn to Code Programme
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by Gicela
1y ago
We are delighted to be working with North Somerset Libraries to deliver a Learn to Code programme for children aged 8+ across five libraries in the district. Make a Chatbot in Python workshop The first of our workshops took place during the February half-term where the children learned to program their first chatbot in Python. […] The post Learn to Code Programme first appeared on Codingbug ..read more
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Explore coding in Minecraft
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by Gicela
1y ago
I love teaching coding in Minecraft to young people simply because it’s such a creative environment. My workshops give children the opportunity to learn to code and then use this to automate tasks that otherwise would have taken them a long time to do! Unfortunately, many children are missing out as Minecraft Education is only […] The post Explore coding in Minecraft first appeared on Codingbug ..read more
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Getting started with text-based coding
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by Gicela
1y ago
I have now been teaching coding to young people for 11 years and I’m very proud to have seen some of my students going on to take a Computer Science GCSE – and in a couple of cases – an A Level. They have told me that they were inspired after attending my coding clubs. […] The post Getting started with text-based coding first appeared on Codingbug ..read more
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Coding in Scratch
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by Gicela
1y ago
Scratch, the block programming language, continues to inspire children to learn to code. Last term we had plenty of projects where the children learned to draw, make games and created stories for their characters using code. At the end of every term, the children get to create anything they want using concepts they have learned […] The post Coding in Scratch first appeared on Codingbug ..read more
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October half term coding workshops
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by Gicela
1y ago
Over the summer we delivered many coding clubs and workshops at some of the libraries in North Somerset. After a short break, we are pleased to be able to offer a couple of workshops in the forthcoming October half term. Coding in Minecraft The Coding in Minecraft workshop will be held at Portishead library on […] The post October half term coding workshops first appeared on Codingbug ..read more
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Minecraft continues to inspire children
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by Gicela
1y ago
Minecraft has been a part of growing up fro many children – my daughter included. The game has also evolved into an educational resource – with many subjects now taught – at least in part – through the platform. Learning computer science within Minecraft has been available for quite some time using the RaspberryPi and […] The post Minecraft continues to inspire children first appeared on Codingbug ..read more
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Web wizards summer course
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by Gicela
1y ago
Over the last school summer term we ran our first Web Wizards online course for secondary school students. The course took place after school on Mondays over an 8-week period. The students learnt web development principles using HTML/CSS and JavaScript. Having been a web developer myself now for over 25 years, it was a pleasure […] The post Web wizards summer course first appeared on Codingbug ..read more
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