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About Code Week and Pixel Art

EU Code Week is a grassroots initiative which aims to bring coding and digital literacy to everybody in a fun and engaging way.

Learning to code helps us make sense of the rapidly changing world around us. Join millions of fellow organisers and participants to inspire the development of coding and computational thinking skills in order to explore new ideas and innovate for the future.“

Anyone is welcome to organise or join an activity. Just pick a topic and a target audience and add your activity on (this is first step) to the map ( ), or browse for activities in your area. Code Week offers all students the possibility to make their first steps as digital creators.

Coding Week is held every year in October, and this year they have extended the addition of activities until the end of December.

You can sign in with Facebook, Google, Azure, Twitter or Github. After logging in you can create your own activity or join the activities of other organizers / teachers.

The Code Week 4 All challenge encourages you to link your activities with others organised by friends, colleagues and acquaintances, and together gain the Code Week Certificate of Excellence.

Criteria for earning the Certificate of Excellence:

· 10 activities linked (from 10 different organizers) or

3 countries involved. I participated in the CodeWeek with my students for the second year and we received certificates of excellence because we connected our activities with 2 more countries, and we put the same project on e-Twinning. It was fun for the students because we used it as motivation during the beginning of the lesson. activities can also be carried out in the classroom class, or in the class of art culture, music culture, language, nature and society, mathematics.

The simplest form of coding without a computer or cell phone is the pixelart technique.

The concept of pixel the origin is in the English word pixel and originated as an abbreviation between the terms pix (a colloquial term referring to an image, “Image”) and an element (translated into Spanish as “Element”).

A pixel can therefore be defined as the smallest of the homogeneous colour units that make up an image.

In the same way, you can specify any shape and colour we want, so we make a table with squares that students colour in the given fields or simply on a sheet of paper with squares

(1,2,3, ... and A, B, C, .. and colors) so that we get the desired image.

Link on our Padlet board:

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