Hands-on coding workshops
Coding is an important part of 21st century life and this is recognized by the National Curriculum. At Life, in partnership with Teesside University, we have developed workshops for every Key Stage which explore elements of the curriculum which teachers might find difficult to deliver in school.
For the very young we use class sets of Beebots and other hands-on ways to illustrate the way programmes relate to real-life operations. From KS2 upwards we also offer access to coding in NetLogo to build computer models that explore aspects of ecology and disease at appropriate levels for each Key Stage.
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Students build an increasingly complex series of computer model using NetLogo.
Coding Ants is a workshop which helps students understand how coding and programs work.
Students work in small groups to program Beebots, writing out their instructions to allow another person to programme their Beebot to follow the same route.
Students learn how to code a basic grass-rabbits-foxes model in NetLogo.
In this workshop students learn how to code in Netlogo and develop a computer model of how malaria is transmitted.