In today’s digital world, coding has become a basic literacy, and it is important for students to be able to understand and work with the technology around it.
With PASCO’s //code.Node and Blockly coding, you do not need to be a programmer to teach coding. Together, they drive computational thinking in STEM learning and offer students a new world of experimental opportunities.
Blockly gives students a visual coding environment where they can confidently develop their skills without unintended distractions, learning about correct coding elements such as variables, commands, and loops. //code.Node combines real-world sensor inquiry and Blockly coding to bring your students’ code beyond the screen and to the real world.
Meet PASCO’s //code.Node !
Getting started with //code.Node is quick and easy. Simply connect the //code.Node to SPARKvue and begin coding instructions for its sensor inputs and device outputs. As the code is executed, SPARKvue displays real-time data from the //code.Node’s active sensors.
//code.Node is comprised of six sensor inputs, including a Temperature Sensor, Motion Sensor, Magnetic Field Sensor, Sound Sensor, Light Sensor, and two Momentary Switches, and four device outputs that can be programmed alone, together, or in combination with any PASCO sensor.
Included in SPARKvue 4 and Capstone 2, Blockly offers students a new world of experimental opportunities that focus on computational thinking, data visualization, and sensor inquiry. As they execute their code, students can visualize their data using real-time graphical displays that assist with data visualization. The user-friendly design allows students to simply drag and connect coding blocks that correlate with syntactically correct coding elements such as variables, commands, and loops.
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