The //code.Node Solution set provides everything educators need to seamlessly integrate the //code.Node into their STEM courses. It includes:
The Essential Coding to Learn, Fundamentals of Coding with the //code.Node Board Book
A //code.Node and removable holder
Coding with Blockly Video Support
And the Essential Coding to Learn Teacher Manual (digital version)
The Essential Coding to Learn student board book provides an introduction on 5 measurable science phenomena that may be explored while developing 10 basic standards-based coding concepts. Each science phenomena is explained through pictures and real-life examples. Foundational coding concepts are developed and used to explore the science phenomena. For example, as students learn about magnetism and magnetic poles, they create a magnetic field indicator while developing an understanding of Boolean logic, collecting and transforming data, and exploring conditionals.
Each investigation follows our “learn to code, code to learn” model by introducing a key coding concept, related phenomena, and then asking students to apply it using the //code.Node and Blockly coding.
The (5) five main science phenomena explored in the //code.Node Board Book include:
Magnetism and magnetic poles
Probability, motion and random number generators
Properties of light and night lights
Temperature and efficiency
Sound and sound activated devices
The (10) ten standards-based foundations of coding and computational thinking include:
Understanding Boolean logic
Collecting and transforming data
Creating and utilizing loops and iterations
Developing nested loops
Using random integers and absolute value blocks
Designating code output functions
Incorporating existing code into original programs
Creating and coding with variables
The accompanying online Coding to Learn Teacher Manual provides detailed step-by-step instructions, sample code and challenging questions aligned to state and national science and computer science standards for the 5 phenomena to be explored with teacher tips and answer keys. The manual also provides 5 additional opportunities to extend your coding knowledge by exploring:
Sound levels and intensity
Body temperature and measurement
While developing more advanced skills in coding to include:
Computer graphics coordinates
Decomposing problems and incorporating feedback
Adapting algorithms to solve computational problems
Essential Coding to Learn includes Video Support with online how-to videos and demonstrations available to help you find immediate solutions to all your Blockly questions.
With the //code.Node Solution Set, there are no wires or small components. The //code.Node’s six sensor inputs and four device outputs eliminate the need for breadboards or soldering, allowing students to spend less time building and more time engaging with STEM coding concepts.
The //code.Node Solution Set brings your students’ code beyond the screen to the real world. From code-driven science investigations to student innovations like the “anti-theft device”, //code.Node activities help young learners understand the digital world around them.