The virtual coding programme will provide learning resources for students while schools are closed, with minimal to zero impact on teachers, to support students and build their interest in computer science.
Students can sign up today to access 20 hours of content which includes flying drones, designing smart cities and creating chat bots. The free resources use a Python Programming Platform, exploring ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ themes, plus a moderated forum and handy FAQs. Students can also earn experience points for completing the work and earn badges when they unlock skills
Amazon Future Engineer’s virtual coding programme will be available for two months from 3 April to 3 June 2020, and the resources cater for students aged 12 to 17, covering computer programming aspects in line with Key Stage 3 and 4 of the English National Curriculum. By the end of the course students will have solved problems of an equivalent level to GCSE Computer Science courses. Teachers interested in using this with their class remotely can also request special access to a teacher dashboard, allowing them to track their students’ progress.