STONEHAM-AND-TEWKESBURY, April 5, 2022 - Robot bees on the ground, programming competitions to solve problems, discussion of algorithms, class simulation of Perseverance on Mars, design of a solar lamp... Learning activities integrating computer programming are multiplying in schools. Besides the novelty that offers a source of motivation to students, how do we make a success of an educational introduction to computer programming? How can teachers confidently embrace this new world?
In the ultra-connected world we live in, learning the basics of computer programming is becoming increasingly necessary. Understanding how machines work now allows us to better decode the world. Promoted in many countries, programming allows students to develop their digital competence, particularly in terms of computer thinking. At the same time, it contributes to the development of many other human skills, including problem solving, collaboration, content production, innovation and creativity.
This issue of École branchée offers a wealth of practical information, resources, and inspiring ideas to get started or go further. It is a tool that communities can build on.
"Just as you don't necessarily learn to write to become a writer, you don't learn to code to become a developer!"
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