The binary system, which is popularly known because it is the numbering system used by computers and other electronic devices, is a base 2 system. This means that it uses only two digits to represent all its numbers and in the case of the binary code these two numbers are 0 and 1. Computers use the binary system because they only work with two voltage levels: OFF or without the presence of an electrical charge (0) and ON or with the presence of an electrical charge (1).
The last round of the Codeathlon Summer Edition took place last week. Our coding competition’s summer edition is always held online and each clan, which is a team made up of a maximum of six students, must go up against all rivals and overcome two weekly programming challenges on the platform. A win adds two points to their score and a draw adds one point; the ranking depends mainly on these points, but the number of goals is also taken into account when there is a tie.
If your children are interested in the world of computing and technology, the best way to delve into it today is with a programming extracurricular activity, which not only helps them learn the most important skill of the 21st century, but at the same time facilitates the acquisition of transversal skills that are essential for personal development, such as creativity, communication or teamwork.
The school year is over and we’re going on vacation! As every year, however, we want to give you reasons to continue being part of Codelearn, the best coding and robotics after-school program for children and young people. Normally, during September we held the traditional student raffle, a draw with several prizes which rewarded student loyalty and gave you more chances to win the more years you’ve been registered at Codelearn. This year we have changed the September raffle so that chance is not the only player and you students can choose whether you want a prize or not and can access it (or not) depending on your seniority at the school.
Beyond online resources, there are a good number of programming-related books that have been specifically written to bring this discipline closer to children. This week we have decided to make a book selection and recommend some programming books for children and teenagers, some of which are more focused on the practical part and propose coding projects that can be followed step by step, while some others have been published to introduce basic concepts to the little ones or to awaken vocations through referents and successful examples.