Saturday, 21 November 2015

Learn to code with Minecraft

Hi guys!
Minecraft meets Hour of Code campaign this year to get you into computer science! Great idea, isn't it?
If you want to be part of the international event, choose a character, Alex or Steve,  and they will introduce you to basic coding skills.

 You will navigate, mine, craft and explore in a Minecraft virtual world by plugging together different blocks to complete all actions and generate computer code.

The lesson has got 14 challenges, it's completely free and it was designed to teach you common coding ideas to move a character around the World of Minecraft.

Sunday, 8 November 2015

School Coding Club 2015 -2016

Hello kids!
Ponte dos Brozos Coding Club will start on November 9th.
It will run every day  at 12 o'clock and it will be open to students in grades 3, 4, 5 and 6.
We will be working with a free app for iPad called Hopscotch. 
You will learn the fundamentals of Coding/ Programming and you'll have an opportunity to create characters, interactive art, animations, stories and your own video games!

We will meet tomorrow in Teacher Luz classroom, on the ground floor,  building 1.
Timetables and membership cards will be given there.

Coding is fun!
Coding is for everyone!

And you will learn important skills for your life!

Happy coding, guys!

Sunday, 21 June 2015

Welcome Summer!

Dear kids, 
Have a nice summer holiday and remember you have to enjoy as much as you can because holidays will not last forever. 
Don't forget that when you get back, I will be dying to hear all your amazing summer stories. 
Have a nice time and come back with recharged batteries. 
See you in September!

Sunday, 17 May 2015

At the Maths Fair 2015

Hi there!
Are you thinking about transforming the way your comunity thinks about computer programming?
Then, a coding day out of school is what you need.
 So last saturday, we were at the IX Maths Fair in PALEXCO, The Congress and Exhibition Centre of A Coruña. The fair was organized by AGAPEMA (Galician Association of Maths teachers)

Because a Maths Fair is a problem-solving Fair!
And Programming is about  problem-solving!
Problem-Solving is Everywhere!

It was a great fun! The event let students the opportunity to share their coding projects with their peers from other schools, families, teachers, media...

 Our kids were teaching  how to create video games using Hopscotch.
The magic words were: " Hi! Would you like to learn how to create your own video games on the iPad?"  and all the kids answered "YES" with a big smile.
It was a fantastic day!

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Thursday, 1 January 2015

Happy New Year 2015

Hi there!
May this year be the one in which all your dreams and wishes come true.
Let's start 2015 with new hope, new resolutions and new creativity!
Happy New Year!!

Welcome 2015!!

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Merry Christmas!

Dear kids,
I hope you and your families  have a very beautiful holiday!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2015!

* Postcards made with Hopscotch, coding for kids for iPad.

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Join the Hour of Code 2014, December 8th - 12th

Hi everyone! 
I hope you are excited for the next event of the year: Hour of code because it's time for every student to learn skills for the 21st Century!
Our school have signed up and we are on the map!

Hopscotch team have sent an Hour of Code message to all Hopscotch users who want to take part in the Hour of Code event coming up on December 8th-12th.
 Our 4th grade students will participate by using Hopscotch for Hour of Code  and their specially developed tutorials for  Hour of Code.

Come on! Anyone can learn!

Every sutdent in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science.

Happy coding, everyone!!

* You might also like to visit our website Coding in Arteixo.

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Alphabet songs playlist: 25 songs and different music styles

Hi kids!
Do you really want to learn the alphabet? Then, listen and sing these songs over and over again. 
You can sing different music genres: Rock, Jazz, Pop, Rap, Hip Hop...
Come on, sing along an have fun with each song style!

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Saturday, 18 October 2014

Welcome back to the biggest party on the Internet

Hi kids!
It was great to see everyone back again in our English classroom so let's celebrate our back to this blog  with The biggest party on the Internet by Magnum Pleasure Hunt.
In this game you must control a character to move around various websites. If the girl heats a gold balloon, another character appears behind her to dance the conga-line.
It's a great fun!

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