Coding Our City

Organized by: & Agios Spyridonas Parent Teachers Association

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Happening at:
Aristofanous, Nicosia, Cyprus

From Saturday 7th of October 2017 at 09:00 to Sunday 22nd of October 2017 at 23:11


Two Weeks of Code: Following a successful set of events on programming, this year we will organize more activities that involve teachers from other schools, parents, all students of our primary school including our kindergarten, as well as joint activities with the nearby secondary school. Saturday, October 7th: Training the trainers A group of students from our primary school and the nearby secondary school will be trained to act as trainers of their peers. Training will include online activities such as Lightbot Hour of Code, The Foos, Scratch Jr, Scratch, CodeCombat. Monday, October 9th: Introduction to Code Week activities for the entire school: brief presentation from our students and volunteers to the entire school. Breakout activities (rotation) that include Scratch Jr, Robot Mouse, The Foos (Pre-primary to Second Grade), Run Marco, Scratch, Lego Wedo 2.0 (Third to Fifth Grade), Mindstorms EV3, Lightbot (Sixth Grade). Tuesday, October 10th: Visit to the school by academics from the Computer Science Department of the University of Cyprus and/or Open University of Cyprus. Introduction to programming and why it is important (Fifth – Sixth grade). Wednesday, October 11th: Scratch Jr programming activities: we create our own interactive story (First and Second Grade), “Find the exit”, programming activities with the Robot Mouse (Kindergarten), robot programming with Lego Wedo 2.0 (Fourth and Fifth Grade). In the afternoon, we will have teacher trainings, with at least 4 concurrent workshops for Kindergarten (Robot Mouse, Scratch Jr), First – Second Grade (Meet Edison, The Foos, Scratch Jr), Third – Fifth Grade (Lego Wedo 2.0), Sixth Grade (EV3). The training will be repeated the following Saturday for teachers wishing to participate in another workshop as well (duration of each workshop: 3 hours). Thursday, October 12th: Visit of Third and Fourth Grades to Frederick University and participation in robotics programming workshops (organized by the Robotics Academy). Programming rectangles using Scratch: Sixth grade mathematics. Friday, October 13th: Visit of Sixth Grade students to nearby school (to be arranged later), and common programming activities with other students. Tablets will be used, with activities, and mixed groups with students from both schools will be formed to work together on the activities. Saturday, October 14th: Training workshops for teachers: Kindergarten (Robot Mouse, Scratch Jr), First – Second Grade (Meet Edison, The Foos, Scratch Jr), Third – Fifth Grade (Lego Wedo 2.0), Sixth Grade (EV3). Monday, October 16th: Integration of Snap! ( in Fourth and Fifth Grade mathematics – designing geometric shapes using programming code. Joint robotic programming activities for Third and Fourth Grade students using Lego Wedo 2.0. Tuesday, October 17th: Introduction to Scratch for Third and Fourth Grades using OLPC XO laptops (one per child). Programming competitions during breaks, including chess game competition on the computer. Wednesday, October 18th: Scratch programming for Fifth and Sixth Grades (computer lab). Development of simple 'Mario' game. Thursday, October 19th: Game development using Kodu on PC for Fifth and Sixth Grade. Game development using Scratch for Third and Fourth Grade. Cross curricular activities involving programming in various subjects such as Mathematics, Language and Science. Friday, October 20th: Codeathon: programming activities that will run simultaneously between our school, at least 3 schools in Greece, and at least another 4 schools in Cyprus. Google Hangouts will be used for linking all students working on the same worksheet. We expect almost 200 students to participate in our Codeathon event, the third to be organised for the third consecutive year. Sunday, October 22nd: A special Code Week day will be organised, with the participation of parents (parental inclusion), to learn programming with paper based activities, online game activities, hands-on workshops on Scratch and Python, robotics programming and video game development using Kodu (PC) and Little Big Planet (PS3). We expect to have at least 15 workshops for parents and students and for teachers, in three different time periods.

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This event is for:
  • Pre-school children
  • Elementary school students
  • Employed adults
  • Unemployed adults
Main themes:
  • Basic programming concepts
  • Robotics
  • Hardware
  • Unplugged activities
  • Playful coding activities
  • Art and creativity
  • Visual/Block programming
  • Game design
  • Internet of things and wearable computing
  • 3D printing
  • Augmented reality
  • Promoting diversity
  • Scratch
  • Python
  • Lightbot
  • EV3
  • Scratch Jr
  • Foos
  • MeetEdison
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