Explore a new and innovative way to teach computational thinking and digital technologies to students aged 4 to 13. Play Code Learn has been developed by a team of prize winning Technology educationalists and experienced programmers in Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR).

The Dinosaur series of kits have been developed using the latest computer science methodology and educational pedagogies to engage all learners with computational thinking, moving them from being ‘users’ of digital tools to being ‘creators’ with digital technologies (DT).

Each kit aids the teaching of future focused skills and techniques whether in school for student-led or teacher-taught activities, or at home by children and family.

The kits use a STEM-based approach to learning and are very ‘hands on’ with student engagement deepened through the use of a practical kit that introduces and develops understanding of algorithms and an AR app that takes students to the next stage of DT understanding and knowledge with programming & AR.

The Play Code Learn Dinosaur series ‘hook’ a diverse range of children into learning with a series of fun (and cute) dinosaur characters and our hero of the kits, Explorer Ed the robot!

Play Code Learn is different to other STEM kits because:

It uses an engaging playful learning approach to practise logical thinking and problem solving and build a growth mindset.

It combines ‘unplugged’ activities with ‘plugged in’ digital tools.

It incorporates AR experiences to deepen and inspire learning, preparing all learners for today’s society.

It has supportive progressive teaching resources and PLD that help teachers to learn ‘how’ to teach digital technologies and computational thinking at many year levels.

Integrated learning with other curriculum subjects including literacy and numeracy and deepening technological literacy.

Designed and made in Aotearoa New Zealand using sustainable materials.

 

 

Topics covered

Algorithms & Programming

Pattern Recognition

Abstraction

Decomposition

Logical Thinking

Dinosaur series progression

The Play Code Learn Dinosaur series progress to reach a range of ages and abilities. The current kits cover the following:

The concepts targeted, and their progression, are as follows:

Professional Learning Opportunities for Teachers

The ByteEd team is available to run face-to-face and/or online professional development sessions for teachers, catered to meet the needs of your team.