I found through trying to do things online, that html coding could be quite helpful for me to get a better website. In discussing this with my professor, it may not be the most useful for my classroom.
What I want to learn to make with coding is a interactive math learning program. For now, I want to focus that programming on something web-based that doesn’t require flash or java. Not sure what this one is, but that is what research is for.
Things are proving to be more tricky than I had planned to get what I wanted with creating an interactive math learning program. There are a lot out there and I fear that my limited time and abilities in general will get in the way.
Turns out the intro to coding I saw on Khan Academy is part of a national push for people to learn how to code. I found this video to be helpful to explain the growing need and push to code:
Using the ideas of David Allen, I have captured my thinking and identified my goal as learning to code so my students can interact with multiplying polynomials like I did (Allen, 2002). This means I need to write enough code so that what students will do is tell this program how multiply polynomials. I want this to be accessible online. The next part Allen mentions needs to be done is make outcome/action decisions. This is where taking doing my first hour to code has been helpful: I had no idea where to start. Now, I do.
My next step is to learn HTML/CCS coding. Luckily, Khan Academy has HTML/CCS and SQL coding available for the learning. This will be my biggest phase. I will also see what my students used. At least a few students wrote code for a game they created as part of a class. Utah’s College and Career Readiness course is all available online and will be a good resource for that. I don’t necessarily want a game, but learning to do what they did will be great. Khan Academy also guided me to other websites to further my learning. They are https://bitsbox.com/ and https://scratch.mit.edu/ (Khan Academy, 2016).
Allen, D., (2002). Getting things done: The art of stress-free productivity. New York: The Penguin Group.
Len.Oguri1, (2016). Hi, I want to ask you what programs helpful for write code? Please introduce me, thank you! [Answer to question] Khan Academy. Retrieved July 7, 2016 from https://www.khanacademy.org/computing/hour-of-code/hour-of-drawing-code/a/how-we-teach-coding-on-ka