Coding Platforms and Apps
Grade 5 Social Studies Alberta Resouces
Learning and growing in an environment that values the power of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math is important.
STEM learning focuses on synthesizing and collaborating in new ways - in ways that are engaging, hands-on, challenge based and fun. STEM connects students to the world around them, building their capacity to iterate, persevere and create in powerful ways.
We can all use apps, web sites and programs but how many of us can create them, fix them or improve them? Learning to code is an important skill. It's a literacy that allows you to problem solve in a creative ways while also letting you understand what makes so many things in our world work. It's popping the hood and taking a look at the engine behind our digital world.
Learn serious code. In a seriously fun way.
Apple developed and released a fantastic (and free) app that makes learning the Swift programming language interactive and fun. It requires no coding experience and it teaches you the exact code used by developers to create the apps we use every day. Solve puzzles to master the basics then take on a series of challenges to learn more advanced skills.
Learn to Code Teacher Guides
Once you've learned how Swift works, move on to the playground and learn to code these robots and drones.
Learn programming the fun way.
With Tynker, students learn to code using visual code blocks that represent real programming concepts. Once you're used to visual blocks you can change to Swift right inside the Tynker app and continue problem solving using real programming skills.
Follow your child's progress and share with family.
Work on school/home courses
and build cool projects.
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Learn to Code
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