It's an EU project involving teachers and university researchers from Spain, Romania, Italy, France and us in Aberystwyth, Wales. Each project partner had developed several activities and the purpose of the meeting was to tested out many of these activities on children and their teachers, and to start to develop a guide for teachers to explain how to use them. Until that guide is produced, you can still browse the activities and have a go with them. Try out for example:
- Collaborative story telling with Scratch, where each team of children makes a 30 second story with a character who moves from the left of the screen to the right. When all laptops are lined up, a character can move through every screen.
- Artificial Intelligence, where children get to think about whether a computer can ever be intelligence, and how would we know if it was?
- Poetry animation with Scratch, where children make characters that act out a poem.
To follow the project see the Playful Coding website, follow #playfulcoding on Twitter or find Playful Coding on Facebook.