“We are coding”: a teacher’s story from Turkey

 

I am Burcu Yüksek, a pre-school teacher from Adana working with students aged between 4 and 5. This year we decided to participate in EU Code Week.

In today’s world where pre-school education is very important, coding will help my students develop key skills such as problem solving, critical thinking, as well as information and technology literacy.

 

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I have been working with 10 students in a disadvantaged area and in this Code Week event with various basic activities, I tried to show them coding in a fun and game-like atmosphere.

We called our activities ‘’We are coding’’.

 

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First we started with code.org working on very basic activities and then we went on to work with Scratch JR to create simple stories.

As a final activity my students experimented with the augmented reality and the related activities I created for them.

 

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We had a great time learning and having fun together.

Thanks to EU Code Week we love coding. And we will keep learning and practicing even after the Code Week is over.