I am a Primary Educator for iTeach in Northern Ireland. We help schools and educators plan, integrate, deploy and teach with the iPad in the classroom. We empower change and enable schools to create innovative, creative and engaging teaching and learning.
I love developing opportunities for children to improve programming skills through coding and gamification apps on the iPad, linking in a meaningful way to Literacy, Numeracy and the rest of the curriculum. Over the past 2 years I have led coding sessions in school communities in Northern Ireland for children, teachers and parents. A personal favourite of mine is using the Parrot Drone linked with the Tickle app, to give children a feel for visual programming, linking in with positional and directional language, angles and instructional text.
Those involved have used the iPad to access coding languages through a range of coding apps. I feel it is important for children to develop programming skills, as it is a 21st Century skill set which employers in Northern Ireland have identified as essential in an ever increasing digital world.
Feel free to contact me if you are interested in arranging an event for Code Week in Northern Ireland.