Kalelioğlu, F., Gülbahar, Y., Akçay, S. & Doğan, D. (2014). Curriculum Integration Ideas for Improving the Computational Thinking Skills of Learners through Programming via Scratch. 7 th International Conference on Informatics in Schools: Situation, Evolution and Perspectives. Istanbul University, Turkey, September 22-25, 2014.
Abstract: There are many examples all over the world which show that learning programming is possible from early stages. However, it is not enough to equipped schools with modern IT devices, but teachers need support in conducting classes on how to introduce the basics of programming. Project Coding School tries to meet this expectations. The 8 lessons with applications in Scratch have been prepared not only to show the basics of programming, but also to engage students to think creatively. At first, teachers created these applications during courses, next they conduct programming classes in their schools sharing knowledge and enthusiasm with students. The project is realised in cooperation with Computer Assisted Education and Information Technology Centre, Centre for Citizenship Education, Association Parents in Education with support of Samsung Company. In first part of the project 1300 students have participated. Teachers have been from 34 schools from all over Poland.
Keywords: programming, primary school, Coding School, Scratch