Image of the Week: Learning the Vocabulary of Coding

Just like in any language, there are key vocabulary terms which an individual must learn to understand the language. The same is true for coding. Our image of the week comes to us from Bradford Harris.

For the next couple of weeks, we will feature an image created during our ThingLink Summer Teacher Challenge. Our hope is two-fold: first, these posts will inspire you to incorporate ThingLink’s 360/VR editor in your classroom and allow your students a chance to create with it. Secondly, we hope these posts encourage you to join in on the fun and learning. Maybe your image will be showcased!

Bradford’s 360° image gives his students a chance to learn the vocabulary of coding by connecting the terms to similar words in other courses. They will make a copy of a Google Doc which is their drafting space. They will select four vocab words, define them, connect them to other subjects and explain the connection, and finally, select an image to take the place of the ‘tag’. In essence, the students are assisting in completing the 360° image. He has embedded great example videos from YouTube to highlight the process, for instance, connecting the word “function” to learning different “plays” in basketball.

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Dan Gallagher
Dan Gallagher is a longtime ThingLink Certified Educator who is now ThingLink's Education Social Media Specialist. This position oversees @ThingLink_Edu and assists with contributions to the blog. Dan is a Teacher Resource Specialist for Technology with the West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District in NJ where he shows teachers how to integrate technology into their instruction.
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