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How to Get Started with Coding
This article was originally written in 2015.
It was rewritten on 9/6/2017 with links to new programs. Those are at the bottom of this article.
If I were to give one piece of advice to new programmers it would be to have fun. A popular stigma is that programming is a monotonous task where geeks stare at screens of gibberish day and night. But this is not true, except sometimes….
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This article is based on a talk I gave at the SEA Homeschoolers conference in Shepherdstown, WV on June 2, 2017. I proposed the session because live online learning is a relatively new format with interesting characteristics that not only make it beneficial to homeschoolers, but give it the potential to transform K-12 education as a whole.
Learning through Making: In a Nutshell
Throughout our evolution as humans, we have always learned best by doing. While our current public education model has veered away from developmental science, as home educators we have the opportunity to embrace this curiosity and experimentation in our daily lives. Making and Hacking supports learners and can be integrated into every method or philosophy of homeschooling, and into every subject. Kinesthetic moments are the keystones to lifelong learning because they embody the essence of a skill or topic, not just the knowledge we are trying to impart. This flexibility and adaptability around skills and concepts is essential to building an education for our kids that meets a quickly evolving world.
Please join me, Samantha Cook, at the online SEA Homeschool Online Conference for a demonstration and discussion on how to integrate more STEAM education and Tinkering into your home education, how to create a makerspace at home, how to expand any idea or interest, and simple ways to make any area of study have a kinesthetic moment!
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