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Computer Science in One Minute

Type of activity: Videos
Audience age: 5-9
Duration: 1 min/video, several videos
Name of performer/presenter: Linda Liukas
Website: www.helloruby.com/
Learning areas: Computer Science

Have you ever wondered what travels inside the wires of your computer? Or why computer parts look like a tiny city? Or what really is an algorithm? These one-minute videos explore big ideas of computer science through play! The self-paced videos are aimed for 5-9 year olds, followed by an activity the kids can complete at home. Topics include code, hardware, networks, artificial intelligence and other interesting ideas. Also the current global situation has proven there is a need to make computer science more approachable to children. These videos are one way to achieve this goal. The videos are suitable for older children, parents and teachers, as well. Please enjoy!

Episode 01 is below. All others are available on Youtube -- CLICK HERE.


...but there's more!

LIVE School of Gaming: Create Your Own Finland in Minecraft!

Type of activity: Gaming
Audience age: 7-12
Duration: 120 min
Name of performer/presenter: School of Gaming
Website: https://sog.gg/
Learning areas: Gaming, Culture, & Creativity

Do you know where Finland, the happiest country in the world, is located? In Europe, of course! But do you know where Finland is also located during the Kids Euro Festival? Well, in Minecraft! Come and learn about gaming, creativity and Finland!

School of Gaming aims at teaching kids problem solving, creativity, critical thinking and social skills with the help of gaming and professional game educators. At Kids Euro Festival, School of Gaming provides children as gamers with the opportunity to build their own piece of Finland in Minecraft with the help of a game educator. While building their own lot of land in virtual Finland, gamers will learn about Finland, Finnish language and culture in an entertaining and captivating way. The gaming session practices creativity, positive communication, and recognizing one’s own strengths. 

There will be six gaming sessions during Kids Euro Festival:

Tuesday, October 20, from 4 pm to 6 pm (Link: https://youtu.be/KDYiiv1q9wE)
Tuesday, October 27, from 4 pm to 6 pm (Link: https://youtu.be/s_1My541gHA)
Tuesday, November 3, from 4 pm to 6 pm (Link: https://youtu.be/iFxrxVxKASk)
Tuesday, November 10, from 4 pm to 6 pm (Link: https://youtu.be/J3zHavGU-ro)
Tuesday, November 17, from 4 pm to 6 pm (Link: https://youtu.be/gHhaqGpAaz8)
Tuesday, November 24, from 4 pm to 6 pm (Link: https://youtu.be/d9GuwK28lAM)

Anyone is welcome to play, but please register via Eventbrite. You are welcome to participate in multiple sessions if you'd like; there is no need to choose just one. The sessions will open 10 minutes before the live gaming starts, and you can join them by following this link: sog.gg/eurokids.

To play along, you will need to have the Minecraft Java version, which can be played on computers (PC & Mac). Unfortunately, the gaming session cannot be accessed with gaming consoles (Playstation, Nintendo Switch or Xbox) or via mobile phones or tablets.

While playing, please follow the School of Gaming's Youtube-channel. The game educator will be guiding you via that channel, and ask fun questions about Finland!

Those who do not have access to a computer with a Minecraft license can follow the gaming session via the livestream on the School of Gaming’s YouTube channel (please see the link above).


2020-10-17 00:00:00 2020-12-31 23:59:59 America/New_York Finland: Gaming and Computer Science European Union Delegation in the US: Finland: Gaming and Computer Science Goethe-Institut Washington, 1990 K Street NW, Suite 03, Washington, DC European Union Delegation in the US delegation-usa-info@eeas.europa.eu
October 17 - December 31, 2020

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