January 22

Binary Code with Beads

This week in the Learning Commons some classes learned about Binary Coding. We used beads and coding charts to recreate our initials in Binary Code. These are on display in the hallway.

If time is limited, have all the strings ‘started’ with a bead tied on already to go at the bottom. These can take some classes longer to complete than you might think. A challenge, or for a class with longer time, would be to add the periods or middle initials as well. Label the ends with the students initials and ‘Binary Coding’ on labels. This is also a quick way to ‘tie off’ the strand. I used pearler beads which are inexpensive and make for a nice straight binary representation.

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Posted January 22, 2019 by acrosland in category Makers and Makerspaces

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Anna Crosland, Teacher-Librarian in B.C. Canada: Focus on Personal and Social Core Competencies, Layering Authentic Indigenous Resources into the Curriculum, MakerEd and Digital Creation, Inclusiveness, Empowerment, Diversity and lots of Reading

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