The Great Victorian Coding Challenge

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Get involved, intrigued and inspired by maths during Education Week from 17-23 May 2015.

Take part in The Great Victorian Coding Challenge in the lead-up to Education Week this year and bring maths to life in your classroom.

Using the simple software Scratch already installed on government-school computers, students can create and animate their very own characters and games, and have the chance to win a full-day excursion to specialist maths and science centre Quantum Victoria.

There’s plenty of support for teachers with no knowledge of coding, including short webinars, online resources and ideas for classroom activities.

Registrations are now open. For further information and to register your class, see: The Great Victorian Coding Challenge

To explore Scratch, see: Scratch – Imagine, Program, Share

To watch primary schools use Scratch for game creation, see: FUSE – Using Scratch in primary school

To be inspired by things you can do with Scratch as well as some of the many benefits of learning to code, see: Mitch Resnick: Let’s teach kids to code.

For more information, visit http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/events/Pages/edweek.aspx  

Queries about Education Week may be emailed to: education.week@edumail.vic.gov.au.

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