Our goal as educators is to prepare our students to face the challenges of tomorrow. These days that means ensuring they have the skills they need to succeed in our digital world. Though your students may be able to play video games and use cell phones, that doesn’t mean they have the digital literacy skills they need to be successful on online assessments, in college, or their future career in a global economy. In this edWebinar, Nettie McDonald Briggs and Jeff Meyer shared how you can give your students a competitive edge by equipping them with these critical digital literacy skills—starting as early as kindergarten…
As we approach the beginning of the end of the school year, teachers are often looking for fun, exciting, educational options for their students. With rambunctious children, excited to finish the school year, let’s reinvigorate their learning with fun STEM activities that teachers can implement in the classroom.
Today’s educators can empower and prepare their students for the future, especially girls, by equipping them with computational thinking and coding skills starting as early as kindergarten. Sarah Judd is Senior Curriculum Developer for Girls Who Code, a renowned non-profit organization dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology. In this webinar, Sarah…
Find out how to include robotics and programming in your school. In this webinar, Lisa Rode explored ways to integrate robotics and programming into a variety of content areas such as language arts, social studies, math, and science.
As computer science is becoming more widely adopted within schools, teachers and administrators are quickly learning the importance of incorporating this new 21st century skill for our students as a crucial part of the academic schedule. In this webinar, Bryan L. Miller, Dr. Jennifer Williams, and Fran Siracusa discussed their transformational work in redesigning classroom spaces. Learn how computer science and robotics implementations in schools provide an exciting framework and blueprint for bringing change to your school.
Schools throughout the world participate in the Computer Science Education Week’s #HourofCode, which will take place in 2016 from December 5th to 9th. Unfortunately, many schools don’t move beyond that hour. As stakeholders in providing the best educational experiences to prepare students for tomorrow, it is imperative that we move “Beyond the Hour of Code” and truly integrate coding into the daily instruction for all.
In today’s world where computing has revolutionized every field imaginable, the most effective solutions almost always involve technology. However, the current demand and supply are mismatched, as computer science career openings outpace students’ skills and interest. Like many other fields, computer science interest starts… read more →
Bebras is an international initiative to bring computational thinking to your classroom. It is an online challenge where students solve interactive tasks. The goal is to recognize the children with an aptitude for computational thinking. Bebras is interesting for your entire student population, not only for the best students.
This is a unique opportunity to spend an hour with one of the profession’s brightest and most engaging experts. Watch this eye-opening webinar, led by Dr. Kecia Ray, Past Chair of the ISTE Board of Directors, a former district administrator for Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools, and a sought-after technology consultant and speaker in educational technology. Viewers will learn about the essential components of computational thinking, the critical foundation of coding.
In this webinar, Melissa encouraged attendees to participate in this year’s Hour of Code during Computer Science Education Week (Dec 7-13) and provided an overview of Vidcode, a platform designed to teach programming by making video projects with code. Built on the mission to increase girls’ participation in computer science, this tool and curriculum appeal to both young women and men by tapping into a hobby they are already immersed in: video and photo sharing.
In this webinar, participants learned about ways to bring coding into their classrooms through multimedia projects. Topics covered include: How to incorporate code into other disciplines through video-based projects; Projects ideas for semester- and year-long classes; Key factors to hit in order to grow young women’s enrollment in computer science classes; Introduction to the Vidcode interface and curriculum and ways to get started right away; Explanation of training and support for both computer science and non-CS teachers.
In this webinar, Grant Hosford and Joe Shochet discussed the primary research and third party research that fuels their game development. This webinar is valuable for administrators, teachers, curriculum experts, parents, and STEM specialists.
In this webinar, Susan Wells shared foundations of STEM and STEAM and discussed why coding, robotics and making are at the core of innovative learning environments. Susan provided tips on finding funding to support your STEM programs. She described her ground-breaking program Camp TechTerra.
Would you like to learn how to start a coding club that meets Common Core, ISTE, and State Standards for Technology, and preparing students for 21st century learning? In this webinar, presenter Trish Cloud, offered practical tips and information on how she did just that with her students, who range from grades 1-5.
With interest emerging in computer science, teachers around the world have engaged their students with programming by hosting Hour of Code events. Learning how to code is permeating our school systems and will eventually become an essential part of every student’s education. Once a student has had their initial experience coding, what does it take to continue developing their skill?
You probably recognize the important role that computer science plays in the future, but you may not know how simple it can be to give your students a strong foundation that will last a lifetime. In this webinar, Kiki Prottsman, Executive Director of thinkersmith.org, discussed how just one hour of exposure can spark a love for problem solving. She also shared practical ways to participate in the Hour of Code in your neighborhood — even without access to digital technology.
When it comes to teaching students to code, finding cheap or free software isn’t the problem. But finding free personnel who are trained in curriculum and coding instruction? Now, that’s a challenge.