Learning to program computers requires more than just learning to code. It involves developing the coding mindset, i.e., thinking computationally. This means engaging in a process that starts from analyzing the task or problem at hand, devising a solution in relatable terms and, finally, implementing and testing this solution through the application of code.
In these workshops, your host Ivan Ruby introduces you to the coding mindset using the Arduino platform. This involves assembling and troubleshooting simple electronic circuits that you will control using computer programs written for the Arduino microcontroller – also called sketches. To do so, you will learn to translate ideas into programming instructions using pseudocode, read, write, modify and debug sketches and, finally, load sketches to the microcontroller.
For more information, contact Ivan Ruby
To access the free guides, resources and activities: https://ivanruby.github.io/ruby-coders/docs/en/home
Dr. Ann-Louise Davidson is an Associate Professor of Education, Graduate Program Director for the MA in Educational Technology and the Graduate Diploma in Instructional Technology at Concordia University, and holds a Concordia University Research Chair in Maker Culture. She is Associate Director of the Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology and Director of the Milieux makerspace initiative.