Metropolis TV show – Presenting Junior Coding Academy Project progress

Metropolis TV show – Presenting Junior Coding Academy Project progress


So let’s talk about Google awarding. Tell us more please about that. This award took place at the end of 2016 as a result of a quality proposal within the Google RISE Awards and it is worth mentioning that this is the first time that a proposal from Greece gets this award. Among many countries, the Google RISE award also came to Greece as a result of our collaboration with the Laboratory of Educational Material and Educational Methodology of the Hellenic Open University, where we created an online platform with E-Learning material for Coding and SCRATCH and our target group is children aged 10-16 years old. I’d also like to add that, in general, as a philosophy, Google RISE Awards is all about Computing Science, Coding and Digitalls Skills for children, up to the age of starting the University studies, 17 – 18 years old. The awarding took place in 2016, has this project started already at schools? Will it start later? What is the current status? The Project is already running, dozens of school registrations took place on the Platform during November and from this week, we start our visit trips to schools around Western Greece in Achaia, Ilia and Etoloakarnania Prefectures, in order to present the Project but let us not forget that the Project as educational material, is ready and online which means all the schools teachers and ICT teachers have loged in implementing the activities with children. That’s great, really interesting. I’d also like to add that they have created many wonderful videos and lots of pictures taken from their activities to present their progress and to show us that children are enjoying their participation because, it is quite like a game most of the times And an interactive one. Exactly, and if it’s not mentioned by Greg, the main activity is around SCRATCH coding which is just like a game, like a puzzle, it is interactive coding activity and the children learn the logic of coding. Thats great, brilliant, well done, these are quite happy news to hear, thank you for being here and wish all the best for more awards in the future!

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