Project Description

KIDS: COMPUTATIONAL THINKING FOR CHILDREN IN THE EARLY GRADES OF PRIMARY SCHOOL

Kinder & Kids Coding In-a-box: KIDS

SCHOOL STAGE: 1st/2nd of Primary (Spanish Educational Model)

RECOMMENDED AGE:

KIDS I – 6 years

KIDS II – 7 years

AVAILABLE LANGUAGES:

Spanish English

DURATION: 2 school years

TECHNOLOGIES:
Kinderduino, Juniorduino, KUBOT

Technological Youth Passport for Kinder & Kids TECHNOLOGICAL YOUTH PASSPORT ACCREDITATION:

The content of this course covers the following competences of the TYP FOR KINDER & KIDS:

KIDS BASIC

  • Angles and degrees
  • While
  • Procedures
  • Nesting
  • Conditional II
  • X and Y

KIDS ADVANCED

  • Clicking on an object
  • Say / Think
  • Dialogues
  • Change costume
  • Size
  • Sensors
  • X and Y II
  • Go to coordinates

DESCRIPTION

Children in Early Primary School start reading but still have not mastered it. Also, they begin to be able to handle abstract ideas, but learning cannot rely on such tools.

OBJECTIVES:

In both courses of KIDS, children will approach the concepts through classroom games and dynamics, but they will be shorter than in the case of Preschool children.

CONDITIONAL Classroom Dynamic

LEARNING WITH GAMES AND CLASS DYNAMICS

KINDER & KIDS CODING IN-A-BOX combines classroom dynamics and inmediate exercises with simple programming scenarios of videogames to practise the already learnt concepts.

Comparative KINDER-DUINO VS JUNIOR-DUINO

KUBOT PROGRAMMING: FROM KINDER-DUINO TO JUNIOR-DUINO

By programming the Arduino board and integrated electronic components in the robot KUBOT, children will combine the KINDER-DUINO programming environment, based only on symbols, with JUNIOR-DUINO, which seeks to combine the symbols with text and numbers.

TECHNOLOGICAL YOUTH PASSPORT AND RECOGNITION OF KNOWLEDGES ACQUIRED BY CHILDREN

With KINDER & KIDS children of Preschool and Early Primary School acquire real Programming skills as loops, conditionals, procedures and others.

Mapa de contenidos de Kinder & Kids
TYP FOR KINDER & KIDS

So, how can families monitor the children’s progress? Is there any way that students get due recognition for these advances?
KINDER & KIDS is the first and only method that offers a programme of recognition of the skills that younger children acquire by stamping a specific TECHNOLOGICAL YOUTH PASSPORT, the TYP FOR KINDER & KIDS.

ACCREDITATIONS

(*) Marked with asterisk: objectives covered with 3 years (PREKINDER).

LEVELS TYP ACCREDITATION
KINDER BASIC Movement (*).
Sequence (*).
Repeat N times.
Until.
Turn.
Point to.
Conditional.
KINDER ADVANCED Bouncing if touch an edge.
Forever.
Show / Hide.
Wait.
Wait until.
Play a sound.
Go to an object.
KIDS BASIC Angles and degrees.
While.
Procedures.
Nesting.
Conditional II.
X and Y.
KIDS ADVANCED Clicking on an object.
Say / think.
Dialogues.
Change costume.
Size.
Sensors.
X and Y II.
Go to coordinates.

ACCREDITATIONS

(*) Marked with asterisk: objectives covered with 3 years (PREKINDER).

TYP accreditations table

CONTENTS AND ACTIVITIES

MODULES ACTIVITIES TECHNOLOGIES
BASIC CONCEPTS OF PROGRAMMING Physical and verbal dynamics to promote discovery learning of the basic contents of programming and its usage.
Theoretical explanations with examples of the most difficult concepts.
Access to materials through our educational platform.
Individual passwords for each student depending on their age.
PRACTICAL EXERCISES OF PROGRAMMING Different types of exercises and challenges to consolidate the concepts the students have already learnt and to put them into practice. Exercises on paper, physical dynamics and computer games in an environment created to adapt to the development and skills of each age.
They are challenges to solve itineraries indicating the necessary orders or interpreting already given orders.
DEVELOPMENT OF PROJECTS Cumulative challenges that increase in difficulty adjusting to student learning during the course, and promoting the development of their creativity. An environment created to adapt to the development and skills of each age, with programming blocks with or without text and simplified options.
TRANSVERSAL ACTIVITIES Exercises and challenges related to a non-technological syllabus, such as colors, letters, numbers, animals, etc. An environment created to adapt to the development and skills of each age, with scenes related to different themes.
INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRONICS Introduction of concepts of electronics and programming challenges adapted according to age. An environment created to adapt to the development and skills of each age, with programming blocks relating to several aspects of electronics, such as sensors, motors, etc.
ROBOTICS Controlling robots with a tablet application, in order to solve the challenges that are proposed. Tablet application and Kubot robot.

CONTENTS AND ACTIVITIES