Learning to Code: Introduction to LiveCode

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Learning to Code: Introduction to LiveCode

February 20 (Thursday)
11:00 a.m.
531 Aderhold

Many believe learning to program should be an essential part of the K-12 experience, especially given the emphasis on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education. In this Innovation in Teaching and Technology Technology workshop, Lloyd Rieber will demonstrate a free, powerful computer programming environment called LiveCode. (Lloyd has two apps in the Apple App Store that he built with LiveCode. But, LiveCode is also very suitable for middle school and high school students to learn.)

Learning to code also brings the arts into the discussion almost immediately given the ease and importance of integrating graphics, sound, music, and video within most programming projects. And what programming project, such as simulations and games, would be complete without attention to technical, narrative, and creative writing? Consequently, the language arts are a critical part of a STEM education. Adding the arts turns STEM into STEAM.

This session will be conducted in a demonstration format only. Based on interest in the college, Lloyd will offer a follow up hands-on workshop.

It would be helpful to know who will be attending, if only to make sure that enough handouts are made. Just email Lloyd Rieber <lrieber@uga.edu> to let him know if you will there (and indicate which session).

Resources

LiveCode download site
http://livecode.com/

Information about the “Hour of Code” Promotion
http://csedweek.org/
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/science/2013/12/30/Hour-of-Code-teaches-children-about-computer-programming/stories/201312300024

Short Article about the Need for K-12 Students to Learn to Code
http://www.wired.com/opinion/2013/09/ap_code/

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