Dion Norman

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Google Classroom

• <b>By:</b> Google, Inc.<p>Classroom is a free service for schools, non-profits, and anyone with a personal Google account. Classroom makes it easy for learners …

They’re not just for phones! 15 Android apps you need on your Chromebook

Google opened up its Chrome OS platform a while back, bringing its massive Android ecosystem to the ultra-light operating system. That means you can …

Google

A Growth Mindset Could Buffer Kids From Negative Academic Effects of Poverty

Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck, along with other education researchers interested in growth mindset, have done numerous studies showing that when …

Education

How Integrating Physical Art Into Digital Creations Expands Creativity

Students in Cathy Hunt’s art classes are constantly blurring the lines between physically created art and digital creations. In one project, students …

Creativity

10 Awesome and Surprising Ways You Can Use Google Docs in the Classroom

As a teacher, you probably know about Google Docs. You’ve probably even been using pieces of it for years! But there’s a lot more to it than just …

Is Design Thinking Missing From ADDIE?

199 Shares<p>Even though a crucial part of our jobs involve design, the prevailing instructional design models are based on systems thinking. Systems …

The Ed-Tech Integrator's Dilemma

In the school and district system, technology based offenses are considered especially heinous. In New York City (and most other places in the U.S. …

in order to

You can draw electrical wires with this cheap conductive paint

Bare Conductive is small studio in London that makes conductive viscous black paint. It's carbon-based, which makes it quite affordable to experiment with.<p>The studio has seen a growing community use its paint to make a variety of surfaces come to life. Their favorite? An artist used it to turn his …

6 Tips To Switch From Part-Time Freelancing To A Full-Time eLearning Career

Have you considered transitioning your current eLearning freelancing into something a bit more permanent? In this article, I'll share 6 tips to make …

eLearning

Why I’m Optimistic About the Next Wave of Education Technology

Over the past 25 years, multiple waves of education technology and innovation have slowly washed into America’s schools and colleges. Along the way, …

Education

Youth is no defence when it comes to shameful online posts

Recent Harvard case shows any online communication can become public fodder<p><i>Be careful what you post online — it could come back to haunt you.</i><p>This has …

3 Reasons ThingLink Virtual Reality is the Best Tool in Education

Are you ready to take a step towards bringing Virtual Reality to your school or classroom this year? We know your students are quite eager to become …

Virtual Reality

Puzzlets – Award

teachers love Puzzlets for K-2 coding & STEAM<p>Puzzlets combines hands-on play with interactive gaming to form one seamless experience, engaging the …

Japan’s Earthquake-Resistant Dome Houses Are Made of Styrofoam

When they hear the word “Styrofoam”, most people think about disposable food containers or packaging material, but for one Japanese modular home …

Parenting in the Screen Time Era

Traditionally, multiple health and child development establishments have been advising parents to avoid exposing their children to screens and media …

Managing Classrooms With Teched-Up Students

There are plenty of guides out there discussing how to incorporate mobile devices into the classroom, but many teachers struggle with the …

Teaching

The Boson kit is a modular robotics set that will teach kids STEM topics and coding

It feels like robotics kits are everywhere these days, as companies compete to figure out the best way to turn basic robotics, electronics, and coding concepts into a toy or game to get kids to learn STEM skills under the guise of having fun.<p>Boson, from DRFRobot, is the latest of these, and it has …

Kids

Be Internet Awesome - Google's New Internet Safety Curriculum

Be Internet Awesome is Google's new Internet safety curriculum. I learned about it from Larry Ferlazzo and then spent some time exploring it myself. …

Computational Thinking Scope And Sequence

A closer look at the coding curriculum in the United Kingdom and how it can be applied to British Columbia's public education in Grades Kindergarten …

5 Powerful Tools To Create Educational Whiteboard Animation Videos

June 8, 2017 You probably have seen them before, whiteboard style animations are everywhere online. They are used by profit and non-profit entities …

M-learning

A Free Online Certified Program to Help Educators Make Better Use of Technology in Class

June 7, 2017 The popular CK-12 platform is offering a free online certified program. CK-12 Certified Educator Program is designed to help educators …

Learning

Computational Thinking

Lesson Overview<p>For this activity, no instructions are provided. Instead, students will use examples of what imaginary players have done to figure out …

Computational Thinking

Core Subject: All<p>Subject: All<p>Suggested Age: 8-18<p>Type: Reference<p>Computational Thinking Concepts Guide<p><i>View the Reference</i><p>This guide explores eleven …

Computational Thinking for Educators - - Unit 1 - Introducing Computational Thinking

What is Computational Thinking?<p><b>Computational Thinking (CT)</b> is a problem solving process that includes a number of characteristics and dispositions. …

Learn to Code by Playing a Game

A classroom in-a-box for teaching computer science.<p>CodeCombat is a platform <b>for students</b> to learn computer science while playing through a real …

WWCurriculumDocument.pdf

https://www.dropbox.com/s/5ute9j4y823yva4/WWCurriculumDocument.pdf<p>Dropbox<p>website<p>Shared with Dropbox

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Wonder Workshop | Home of Dash and Dot, robots that help kids learn to code

Wonder Workshop | Home of Dash and Dot, robots that help kids learn to code