If you access Vidcode from our Research page, you can sign up as a "student" and join the group we created called "FRVPLD Learn to Code." Once you join, you can see all of the content under the "Assigned Courses" tab. Before the update, there was one large course called "Creative Coding" that had a bunch of activities to complete. Now you will see some new courses in addition to "Creative Coding" that you can access, as seen in the screenshot below.
If you look through each course, you will notice that some activities can be found in multiple courses, but there are plenty of new activities as well. Here is an overview of the new courses.
- Hour of Code: Has 7, hour-long activities that go through basics of coding to show that anyone can learn how to code. This course is designed to tie in with the Hour of Code movement.
- Digital Citizenship: This course has activities that tie in with concepts dealing with using technology in an effective and responsible way, including: online ethics and security, communicating online appropriately and responsibly, determining whether sources are valid and reuptable or not, and more.
- Cross-Disciplinary Coding 101 through 301: These courses have activities that connect coding with other subject areas, including: Math, Language Arts, Science, Art, and Social Studies.
VIdcode now also has some coding courses available in Spanish. If you go to our Research page and scroll down to the Vs (the resources on this page are in alphabetical order), you will see a box with a Vidcode logo and a description about Vidcode. Below the English description, there is a description in Spanish along with another link to click on (where it says "Acceda a Vidcode en Español aquí").
That link will take you to a different group called "FRVPLD Learn to Code en Español." In the "Assigned Courses" tab here, you will find 3 different courses in Spanish.
Vidcode is still available for free for FRVPLD cardholders, even with all of this new content. We are excited about this new content and can't wait to incorporate it with our Coding programs that we have been doing. If anyone has any questions about Vidcode, please feel free to call us at 847-428-3661 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope you will enjoy this new coding content. Happy coding!