El Doctor Who te enseña a programar

“It features the regenerated Twelfth Doctor thrown into a “dangerous quest with his most devious of enemies” in a new, standalone, story from Doctor Who writer, Phil Ford. It has been specially released to be part of the BBC’s Make it Digital initiative that aims to “inspire a new generation to get creative with coding, digital technology and programming”.

Each puzzle is linked to the new computing curriculum in England and is designed to enable children to pick up core programming principles as they play. Several key stage 2 and 3 curriculum points (combining instructions to accomplish a given goal, using variables to alter behaviour, repetition and loops, and logical reasoning) are included in the game.”

Leer Peter Capaldi voices BBC’s Doctor Who programming game por Andy Robertson.

Tablets y el aprendizaje de la lectura escritura

Maryanne Wolf is more cautious. “By no means do we know fully whether or not [tablets] are the best medium for children’s learning at all,” she says. “But we’re in a digital age, and what is imperative is that we learn what works best for different children, in what amounts, at what ages.” Students need to develop what are called “deep reading” skills—inference, analogical and deductive thinking—and that requires time and focus. She worries that a medium that insists on rapid-fire processing and partial attention may not be ideal. At the same time, she believes that well-designed learning apps can bridge that gap. “I think our 21st-century brain is going to need both kinds of cognitive processes: a biliterate brain with faster processing, but that knows when to think and read and focus deeply,” she says.

Leído en “Are Tablets the Way Out of Child Illiteracy?” por Andy Isaacson

El voto electrónico en Pucusana

Leo en las noticias que han habido problemas con la implementación del voto electrónico en Pucusana. Algunos de los problemas tiene que ver con los votos golondrinos y su aprovechamiento por parte de uno de los candidatos y la implementación del voto electrónico. De hecho,…