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Coding in the Elementary Grades

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

Mitchel Resnick

Mitchel Resnick, by MIT Photography<p>When discussing technologies to support learning and education, my mentor Seymour Papert (who, sadly, passed away …

Education

Best Apps and Websites for Learning Programming and Coding

Block-Based Programming<p>Drag-and-drop programming is an effective intro for budding programmers<p>Grades K-2<p>Type App<p>Price Free<p>Platforms Android, …

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‘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 …

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

From the start of the new term, children as young as five will be learning programming skills in the classroom<p>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” …

What’s the Difference Between Coding and Computational Thinking?

In my last EdSurge article, “Computer Science Goes Beyond Coding,” I wrote about the difference between coding and computer science, to help us …

Homeschooling

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

How Robots in English Class Can Spark Empathy and Improve Writing

Mention robots to many English teachers and they’ll immediately point down the hall to the science classroom or to the makerspace, if they have one. …

Education

5 Ways to Empower Girls to Code

<b>Part two of the Everyday Empowerment series for girls and women</b><p>Imagine a brand new language is replacing English as THE leading international means of communication -- its vocabulary is growing exponentially, soon only those who speak it fluently will be able to fully participate in the world, do …

How Do We Prepare Teachers to Teach Coding?

By: Dr. Megan Nickels. The need for teaching computer science in K-12 classrooms has become a national priority, and teachers can learn to coding by …

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ITCH - Scratch teacher dashboard

Integrated video lessons.<p>Students can follow along with videos and directions all in the same window. Our sample lessons guide students with no …

Khan Academy: Shooting Star - Ninya the Monkey

I liked this project a lot. I always love learning new code and making things move around a screen. I did have some trouble at first with making the …

Teaching Technology – Reflections of a K-8 Technology Teacher

New Google Sites: A First Look<p>Thoughts on the new Google Sites after a first look – this is long and rambling but hopefully has some useful …

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American schools are teaching our kids how to code all wrong

The US Department of Labor projects that one million jobs in computing will go unfilled by 2020. These are good jobs, jobs that would allow economic mobility and great earning potential over the course of a career. We know why these positions aren’t being filled—a lack of skilled candidates.<p>In …

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LearnToMod on a Raspberry Pi – LearnToMod

Setup a Raspberry Pi with the default Raspian OS and connect it to WiFi or LAN.<p>Launch the browser on the Raspberry Pi and download the Offline …

Raspberry Pi

SPRK like you’ve never seen before

Stunning photos by photographer Keith Monroe capture SPRK in a different light<p>Now and again we continue to be inspired by what people create with our …

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Soon We Won’t Program Computers. We’ll Train Them Like Dogs

Before the invention of the computer, most experimental psychologists thought the brain was an unknowable black box. You could analyze a subject’s …

Please don’t learn to code, learn to understand code instead

“I notice you haven’t written all that much of your own software.”<p>The interviewer was looking at my code samples. They were largely patches that …

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Coding for Kids

Tynker has become one of the most popular activities in my technology curriculum. Kids experience a great sense of achievement and understanding as …

Teachers

Computer science is a foundational science for the Digital Age. It develops students’ computational and critical thinking skills and shows them how …

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