Classes Arts & Entertainment: (1) Impact of Technology – Technology-based Art (2) Mirror of Society – Music as a Form of Communication | Health & Health Services: Health Breakthroughs – Alternate Forms of Communication | Conflict & Defense: Defense & Foreign Policy – Strategies & Communication
Goals Challenging Problems: Questions – Assist Others | Intended Learning Outcomes: Communication – Decipher Attitudes, Intentions, Values | CTEs & Disciplines: (1) Communication / Media – (a) Nonverbal Communication (b) Speech Communication & Translation (2) History – National History
About Morse Code
Every kid loves the idea of a secret code – especially if it means leaving parents out of the loop. Whether it’s Pig Latin, invisible ink, or the impenetrable “txt msg,” secret codes rule when it comes to passing on very important information. But kids may not know that secret codes have a long and exciting history, from top-secret military matters to computer programming to cryptic criminal cases. One of the most important code systems invented is the internationally-recognized Morse code, which matches dots and dashes to letters of the alphabet.
Developed in the 1830s and 1840s by Samuel Morse (1791-1872) and other inventors, the telegraph revolutionized long-distance communication. It worked by transmitting electrical signals over a wire laid between stations.
Learn Morse Code
While Morse code is not widely used today, it’s still recognized. The U.S. Navy and Coast Guard still signal using Morse code. It’s also found in amateur radio and aviation… It’s also an alternate means of communication for persons who can’t speak or use their hands (e.g., paralysis or stroke victims may use eye blinks). Even if you have no real need to know the code, learning and using Morse code is fun.
Learning Morse Code is just like learning a new brand new language and as such needs a plan of attack and practice. Here are some ideas and tips. Includes a great chart for visual learners.
Create Morse Code Messages
Send a message to your friends in Morse code by email, Facebook or any other network by sharing a link.
As part of Google Chrome’s Experiment with Google — A collection of AI and Chrome experiments inspired by Morse code on Android Gboard.
Morse Code & Music
Learn how music and music notation can be used as a form of communication. Choose an instrument or other method of making sound. Create a question and answer game, exchanging short phrases with your partner using Morse Code. Create a melody, or borrow words from your favorite music, translate it into Morse Code and see if your friends can interpret the code!
Surprisingly, there is another area of modern life which has also been affected by the use of Morse Code. And that’s the world of popular music.
How the Colombian army sent a hidden message to hostages…using a pop song.
Official original Morse Code Music ” The Rhythm of the Code” YouTube video.