Extra Material

Here you will find a range of useful material and extra resources for your club & classroom. For parents teaching at home there's also plenty of unplugged activities to engage in away from the screen.

The material is freely available for anyone to use. If you're using these resources to run a Code Club, please register your club with us! As well as new projects we provide extra benefits to our clubs including badges & certificates, support for volunteers & hosts, annual events, workshops and friendly competitions!

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Te Wiki o te Reo Māori
In celebration of Māori language week we have developed a number of Scratch and Scratch Jr resources to use in your club, classroom and home. Check them out below!

My Kupu App - "He aha tēnā?" (Scratch Jr)

My Kupu App - (Scratch)

He pepeha / He mihimihi – About Me (Scratch)

Disco Heihei (Scratch Machine Learning)

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Kōhiti Watch
Build a game to find a hidden Kōhiti (Grasshopper) on each level. The game will have ‘start’ and ‘end’ screen backdrops, and a timer to show the player how quickly they found the Kōhiti on each level. Suitable for years 5-8.

Project Instructions

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Matariki Moonhack
As part of Moonhack 2021, Code Club Aotearoa designed a project around the Māori New Year star, Matariki. In this project, which is available in both te reo Māori and English, you can add your own stories to each star in the Matariki cluster.

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Matariki Blog

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Mānawatia a Matariki - Micro:bit
This session introduces ākonga to Micro:bit's and MakeCode by guiding them to create a multimedia animation in celebration of Matariki.

Project Instructions

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Matariki - Scratch Jr
This session introduces ākonga to the Scratch Jr Interface and some of the blocks used to create audio recordings that can be used with sprites.

Project Instructions

PDF Printables Scratch Jr Interface

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ScratchJr
Available as a free app on iPad, iPhone or any Android device, with ScratchJr, young children (ages 5-7) can program their own interactive stories and games. In the process, they learn to solve problems, design projects, and express themselves creatively on the computer.

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iPad/iPhone

Android

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Sustainable Development Goals Challenge
An initiative developed by Digital Future Aotearoa for TechWeek 2020, this project split into five stages, challenges tamariki to achieve the UN’s sustainability goals through design thinking.

Teacher & Parent Support Document


Student Booklets:

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Hour of Code
Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code, to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with 1-hour coding activities but expanding to all sorts of community efforts.

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How to run Hour of Code

Activities

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CS Unplugged
CS Unplugged is a collection of free learning activities that teach Computer Science through engaging games and puzzles that use cards, string, crayons and lots of running around. It was developed so that young students could dive head-first into Computer Science, experiencing the kinds of questions and challenges that computer scientists experience, but without having to learn programming first.

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Instructions

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CS Unplugged @ Home
CS Unplugged @ Home is a collection of fun and engaging activities that enable children to explore fundamental ideas in Computer Science, without having to use a computer. Traditionally these activities have been designed to be used with school classes and larger groups, but we’ve got many ideas for you to try out if you’re at home.

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Instructions for parents

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Computer Science Field Guide
An online interactive resource for high school students learning about computer science. This guide was initially developed as an online interactive textbook to support the new achievement standards in Computer Science that were being rolled out in New Zealand (2011-2013), and is now being adapted for use all over the world. The New Zealand project started in 2012, with the first materials released to the public in 2013.

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Interactives

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Computer Science Crash Course
The team at Crash Course have produced more than 15 courses to date. Crash Course transforms the traditional textbook model by presenting information in a fast-paced format, enhancing the learning experience.

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Courses

Crash Course Kids

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Code.org
Code.org is a nonprofit dedicated to expanding access to computer science in schools and increasing participation by women and underrepresented youth. All curriculum resources and tutorials are free to use and openly licensed under a Creative Commons license.

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Projects

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Gamefroot
Gamefroot users learn creative coding, design thinking and experience the thrill of publishing content like real game developers. All resources are based on solving real industry problems and learning coding concepts from the New Zealand curriculum.

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Starter Platform Game

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Tinkercad
Tinkercad is a free online collection of software tools that help people all over the world think, create and make. Works well as an introduction to Autodesk, the leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software.

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Start Tinkering

Teach

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Raspberry Pi
The Raspberry Pi foundation have compiled a list of free online projects for students wanting to create and make across a range of digital technologies. Students can choose to make games, music, digital art as well as a website and even a robot!

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Projects

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