The Key(note) to Coding
by Apple Distinguished Educators
This course material is only available in the iTunes U app on iPhone or iPad.
|1||Osmo Tangram||Arrange puzzle pieces to match on-screen shapes. Play with a friend or challenge yourself to increasingly difficult levels as your handiwork lights up with each victory. "This interplay between the physical and digital realms looks and feels like magic." - Forbes "Osmo has been a revolution in our family." - Wired Awarded: **Best Design** - Good Design, 2016 **Best Product Designs** - Fast Company Finalist, 2016 **Innovative Toy of the Year** - TOTY Finalist, 2015 **Best Inventions** - TIME, 2014 With over 500+ visual and spatial puzzles your brain gears will never stop turning! Explore the world of Tangram, puzzling your way through forests, deserts and dark scary castles to find treasure and rescue the people! *Requires the Osmo Base and Tangram blocks which can be found at www.playosmo.com About Osmo Osmo is using the screen to create a new healthy, hands-on learning experience that promotes creativity, problem-solving and social interaction. We do this with our reflective artificial intelligence technology.||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|2||What is a Tangram?||--||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|3||Tangram Coding PDF||--||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|4||The Key(note) to Coding Video Tutorial||--||2:00||Free||View in iTunes|
|5||Reflection and Evaluation Tool||--||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|6||Step-by-Step Instructions PDF||--||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|7||Tangram Coding Example||--||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|8||Tangram Coding Example 2||--||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|9||Writing the Tangram Code||--||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|10||Tayasui Tangram||On Sale for the launch of the new 2.0 version. Tayasui Tangram is a modern and very creative variation of the classic Chinese puzzle game. Reproduce 12 funny and carefully crafted models. Once done, you can then play with the different animals in funny ways. You can also explore a very creative environment that helps you create amazing pieces of art of your own. Tayasui Tangram is far reacher than the original puzzle game and includes dozens of pieces, with eyes, mouths, feathers and much much more. Features: - 12 models to reproduce - A funny scene to play with when you complete a puzzle - Creative mode to make your own creations - Tons of pieces to unleash your imagination - Very intuitive controls||--||$1.99||View in iTunes|
I used this with my fourth graders yesterday and it was a huge hit! What a fun way to get kids interested in the world of coding. It worked perfectly in my geometry unit and it was super cool to start the kids off with the OSMO so they could get some hands on experience using the tangrams before working on their codes. This entire project took us a week to do, but the kids were really looking forward to it. It really encouraged kids to be precise in their directions and made them think critically. Great idea and lesson! Thank you!
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