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The New Digital Citizenship: Empower Proactive Digital Learners [Classroom poster]

The new digital citizenship takes students beyond the protective to the proactive. Respect, education and protection are still important foundations …

Education Technology

10 of the Best Grammar and Writing Apps for Middle School Students

At last count, there were over 80,000 educational apps available to teachers. There are apps for everything: literacy, STEM, productivity, …

Education Technology

Everything You Wanted To Know About Formative Assessment But Were Afraid To Ask

Recently Shaelynn Farnsworth and I had a great and engaging discussion on the topic of Formative Assessment for ACER Education. Check out what we had …

Pedagogy

A Starter Kit for Differentiated Instruction

This post contains Amazon Affiliate links; if you purchase from Amazon after going through these links, Cult of Pedagogy receives a small commission …

What’s Wrong with Extra Credit?

Sifting through the #extracredit hashtag on Twitter, it seems there are more extra credit opportunities than <i>learning</i> opportunities.<p>If the situations …

Ditching Traditional Grades & My Online Grade Book

Last year, I began experimenting with standards-based grading and wrote a blog titled “Grading for Mastery and Redesigning My Gradebook.” My goal was …

Pedagogy

How to Turn Rubric Scores into Grades

<b>I have written several posts</b> about the different types of rubrics—especially my favorite, the single-point rubric—and over time, many teachers have …

Pedagogy

Will Letter Grades Survive?

Public Domain<p>Choate Rosemary Hall in Connecticut is one of 157 private schools that are part of MTC.<p>Somewhat independently, schools and lawmakers …

Pedagogy

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Students Sitting Around Too Much? Try Chat Stations.

<b>You’ve probably heard of—and maybe used—learning stations in your classroom.</b> With stations, teachers set up activities around their rooms, then have …

It was 11 years in the making. It's almost twice the thickness of the original, with all new insights, practicality, research, and more. Mark your calendars for February 2018! https://t.co/oG7Feqg4Ll

The Three-Step System For Getting Students to Do the Talking

I remember the first time I heard the phrase “student-centered classroom” and I almost chuckled.<p>I had always believed my classroom was about the …

"Computer science education does more than change lives, it also changes the world." #CSEdWeek may be ending, but it's only the start to a lifetime of learning. Thank you, @melindagates, for your inspiring words this week! https://t.co/Zpi5okZkGe

Consider These Six Digital Resources for Your Classroom

<b>By Francy Mitchell</b><p><b>@TechFMitchell</b><p>Technology will continue to change how educators teach and how students learn information. While there are many …

Teachers in Brooklyn 'Unplug' to Build a Strong Computer Science Foundation

Educators around the country this week are celebrating the Hour of Code, an international effort to bring awareness to computer science. But at Emma …

Teaching

Celebrity Challenge

Win a celebrity chat for your class!<p>Create an app, game, or design with Code.org and tag #HourOfCode and one of our special guests for a chance to …

Yes, 27 Hours of Comprehensive Coding Instruction Is Absolutely Free

Terms of Service<p>THIS FOLLOWING TERMS OF SERVICE (THE "TERMS OF SERVICE") CONSTITUTE A LEGALLY BINDING AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU AND THE OPERATOR OF THIS …

Inspiring library staff and your community: CS Ed Week in Paducah, KY

<i>Guest post by Susan Baier, Director of McCracken County Public Library (Paducah, KY), a Libraries Ready to Code grant recipient. Along with Youth</i> …

Coding and tech skills help refugees and low-income communities to succeed

What do the UK-based editor of a leading technology magazine and a self-taught coder from a low-income neighbourhood in Brussels, Belgium, have in …

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The Hour of Code is here

Carly Rae Jepsen

Decide what language you should learn today! #coding #codinglanguage #HourOfCode2017 #HourOfCode #Python #javascript #Java #C #Ruby #PHP https://t.co/DEsSWj3ReZ

Google's first-ever coding Doodle is as cute as it is fun

Procrastinate away your Monday by helping the white rabbit collect the carrots.<p>Google's Doodle team went above and beyond to celebrate Computer Science Education Week on Monday with its very first coding Doodle.<p>Available to tinker with globally, the Doodle lets you direct a cute, little bunny …

17 STEM-focused gifts to inspire kids to learn coding and love robotics

1/17<p>Codebabies' ABCs of the Web picture book<p>Start early with this alphabet picture book — written by a web designer — that aims to introduce the under fives to “the language of the web”.<p>So instead of ‘A is for Aardvark’ you get ‘A is for Anchor tag’… Or, er, just stick with cute animals until the …

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Google Celebrates 50 Years of Kids Coding Languages With an Interactive Doodle

Google celebrated the 50th anniversary of Logo, the world’s first programming language designed for kids, on Monday with a Doodle that celebrates …

Who benefits most when kids learn to code? Tech companies.

Over the past five years, the idea that computer programming – or “coding” – is the key to the future for both children and adults alike has become …

Learn to code with the women of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

Learning to code doesn't have to feel like it's only possible in a galaxy far, far away.<p>Thanks to a new Star Wars-themed tutorial, both Princess Leia …

Don’t just teach kids to code – teach them to question Facebook and Google

It’s shameful that our children are still so computer illiterate. Let’s give them the skills to take on the tech giants, and create a more democratic internet<p>Three years ago, before the Brexit dreams of renewed imperial glory and Vimto for all took wing, England took an uncharacteristically bold …

Microsoft makes education version of ‘Minecraft’ tougher to keep up with students’ skill levels

Microsoft now has 2 million licensed users across 115 countries playing the education version of “Minecraft.” But it had to develop a tougher version …

Education Technology