Marci Duncan

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Help! This Edtech Company Says It Uses AI. (What Does That Mean? What Should I Ask?)

You know artificial intelligence has hit mainstream when the elderly grocer at the local supermarket asks how he can get into AI.It wasn’t always …

Artificial Intelligence

3D Printers Add a New Dimension to Classrooms

When Ron Smith first saw a 3D printer in action, he knew the device belonged in his Engineering and Metal Fabrication program at Nestucca …

How Pineapple Charts Revolutionize Professional Development

This post contains Amazon Affiliate links. If you click these and make a purchase from Amazon, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to …

Teaching

Schools That Work

BOSTON — Alanna Clark still remembers the stress of third-grade reading time. When her class read books together aloud, Alanna would often become confused. She didn’t understand how her classmates could answer the teacher’s questions about the book so quickly. As they did, Alanna was still just …

Education

CREATE Lab

10 engaging ways to use mobile devices in the classroom

Mobile devices are everywhere. Adults and children are using smartphones, tablets, e-readers and more to interact with each other and the web every …

InterAct

Maker Space Promotes Problem Solving & Computational Thinking

By: Karon Weber. At this year's ISTE 2016, Microsoft's pop-up maker space booth showed educators how creating a great maker space promoting …

Education Technology

SolveMe Mobiles

Coding in the Elementary Grades

Coding in the Elementary Grades by Wayne Loo, Andrew Schmitt, Julie Millan, Shelley Lowry, and Kevin Bradbeer

Mitchel Resnick

Want to design new ways for children around the world to create, share, and learn? Join the MIT Scratch Team!<p>When discussing technologies to support …

Best Apps and Websites for Learning Programming and Coding

Block-Based Code<p>ScratchJr<p>Drag-and-drop programming is an effective intro for budding coders<p><b>Bottom line</b>: With a little adult help, this is a great …

Middle School

‘Computational thinking – that’s the golden thread running through the computing curriculum’

Children use IT skills in all subjects for research, presentations and editing videos – but it’s vital now to find cross-curricular ways to develop …

Education

N.S. making plans to teach coding to students in every grade

The province is drafting plans to make coding a part of the curriculum in every grade.<p>Education Minister Karen Casey told a room of more than 600 …

High School

B.C. to add computer coding to school curriculum

The B.C. government unveiled plans Monday to introduce computer coding in its school curriculum, addressing a chronic skills shortage in one of the few areas of the Canadian economy that is doing well – technology.<p>"Every kindergarten to grade 12 student will have…the opportunity to learn the basics …

Coding and computer science should be mandatory in Canadian schools

<i>Ebony Frelix is senior vice-president of philanthropy and engagement at Salesforce.org.</i><p>Parents have certain expectations when they send their children to school. They'll learn to read, write, do math, maybe learn a second language, generally prepare for postsecondary education and build a …

Coding at school: a parent's guide to England's new computing curriculum

Getting more kids to code has been a cause célèbre for the technology industry for some time. Teaching programming skills to children is seen as a long-term solution to the “skills gap” between the number of technology jobs and the people qualified to fill them.<p>From this month, the UK is the guinea …

Blockchain could be the sorely needed revolution that Hillary Clinton brings to Washington

Recently Hillary Rodham Clinton announced her policy initiatives for technology and innovation. She reiterated her support for high-tech education, job creation, and the adoption of a wide range of technologies. What surprised most observers was her call for “public service blockchain applications.”<p>…

Blockchain

What’s the Difference Between Coding and Computational Thinking?

column | Technology in School<p>What’s the Difference Between Coding and Computational Thinking?<p>By Sheena Vaidyanathan (Columnist)     Aug 6, 2016<p>Sheena …

Computer Science

Get with the Algo-rhythm

The ‘Computing through Dance’ project was developed by the Digital Schoolhouse and Langley Grammar School’s ICT Department to appeal to girls and …

Dance

Minecraft: Education Edition and the Power of Community

Humans are social creatures; thriving when we form groups, networks and social structures. We are often an active part of hundreds of different …

Education Technology

3 Ways that Minecraft is Changing Students and Classrooms

We’ve all heard of Minecraft and if you’re a teacher or parent, your kids are certainly well aware of it, too. What started as a dynamic video game …

Education Technology