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Snap1B: Coding Club: Tips, Tricks, Creativity and Fun

Location: W175c, Table 2

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Listen and learn : Snapshot

Monday, June 25, 9:00–10:00 am
Location: W175c, Table 2

Yves Billot   Anne-Caroline Billot   Claire Billot   Charlotte Billot  
Hear how educators who discovered Hour of Code, robots and coding in 2015 taught themselves and connected with others to create curriculum and start a coding club. Today, that code includes girls, boys and special needs students.

Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: The apps we used :
Ozoblockly - Tynker - SwiftPlaygrounds - OsmoCodingAwbie
Tickle - Daisy the Dinosaur - SpheroEdu - ScratchJr- Parrot jumpingNight
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Computer science and computational thinking
Subject area: Special education, Computer science
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs.
For Students:
Empowered Learner
  • Students articulate and set personal learning goals, develop strategies leveraging technology to achieve them and reflect on the learning process itself to improve learning outcomes.
Digital Citizen
  • Students engage in positive, safe, legal and ethical behavior when using technology, including social interactions online or when using networked devices.
Additional detail: Student presentation
Related exhibitors: Sphero , SMART Technologies , Seesaw , Tynker , Ozobot , Osmo

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

The participant will understand after that session that coding is not so complicated , if they are reluctant to , they will learn by practical example how coding can develop creativity and collaboration and with testimony, how any student ( even with disability ) can improve their skills ( communication, logical thinking).

The participant will learn also practical tips to lead a coding club project and how to communicate about it ( parents, headmaster, colleague)

The participant will discover also that everything is possible even if you have not much devices , solutions appear when you are over motivated and when you believe in your idea .
The participant will also learn how to be open to help from younger than them .


Our story with that crazy idea of leading a coding club : Once upon a time ...with video .

Presentation about our own curriculum ( why those apps, why those robots ..) and the interactions in the coding club ( and with the autistic girl.

How do we foster Creativity ?

Some challenges made by kids and others by the 3 teachers .

Sum up : How do we lead a Coding Club ?

List of tips and tricks

Supporting research

First time I thought about technology at school :
Veille technopédagogique
L’école de demain: le virage nécessaire pour répondre aux réels besoins d’un élève du 21e siècle
Présentation de Nancy Brousseau, directrice générale FEEP

Exemple of a French approach of coding Curriculum
( it is why I wanted to improve it )

Why Teach Coding ?

Why teach ? : Every kid need a champion , Ted Conference by Rita Pierson

website of Steve Bambury ipadeducators

All the ADE ebooks about coding

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Yves Billot, Association Coding Club
Anne-Caroline Billot, École Saint-Thomas d’Aquin
Charlotte Billot, École Sainte Therese Toulouse ( France)

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