Do you love coding? Or, if you have never managed to learn coding, would you wish your children to learn coding through fun?
EE has launched a very innovative, entertaining, encouraging app for the kids to learn coding through fun
The new “Light the Arch” app allows children to design a light show on Wembley’s arch as part of EE’s lead partnership with the stadium and helps those who take part learn about the basic principles of coding.
This app is aimed at children aged 7 -11 but not restricted to younger children. It is simple to use and available in classroom or at home and definitely the perfect activity for parents and teachers to do with kids to encourage an interest in coding.
Most interesting part is – everyone who creates a design online will receive a video of their light show so you can share your imagination and creativity with your friends and family.
The online tool offers a choice of 60 colours and eight configurable base patterns to play with such as clap, sweep, twinkle and rainbow, giving kids an almost infinite number of possibilities for their light show. For each design, users will have the option to change the length & speed of each pattern and choose their moment to light up the arch including ‘Goal Scored’, ‘Red Card’ and ‘Welcome to Wembley’. It is simple to use and the perfect activity for parents and teachers to do with kids to encourage an interest in coding.
Check out the brilliant kids creating amazing light shows on the famous Wembley Stadium arch and then give it a try for yourself at http://www.ee.co.uk/light-the-arch
Apps for Good – who are supporting the new online tool and ensuring it gets into the hands of educators across the UK – are an education technology charity working to transform education to help young entrepreneurs thrive in a tech driven future.
EE has pledged to get at least 100,000 people using the web app before the end of the year and I am sure they will be much beyond their target figure.
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