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4 ways to use Scratch to bring coding to young learners

4 ways to use Scratch to bring coding to young learners

12/09/2019

Topics: Coding & robotics, Computational Thinking

If you want to incorporate coding into the curriculum but your school lacks the resources, there are plenty of low- and no-cost tools you can turn to. Scratch is one of the most versatile resources for this because it boosts student engagement and provides an easy way to infuse coding into your…

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Reshan Richards: ISTE 2017 is a networking amplifier

Reshan Richards: ISTE 2017 is a networking amplifier

04/26/2017

Topics: 1:1, BYOD, Computational Thinking, Curriculum, Flipped learning, Gaming, ISTE Conference & Expo, Learning spaces, Mobile learning, Online learning, professional learning, Technology infrastructure, Tools

Many of our presenters come to the ISTE Conference & Expo for the same reason that other attendees come: They love the engagement, learning from peers and the electric atmosphere.

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Use badges to create self-paced learning experiences

Use badges to create self-paced learning experiences

04/21/2017

Topics: 1:1, Assistive and adaptive technologies, Augmented reality, BYOD, Computational Thinking, Curriculum, Gamification, Gaming, Makerspaces, Mobile learning, Personalized Learning, professional learning, Project-based learning, Robotics, STEM & STEAM, Technology infrastructure, Tools

Awarding badges is more than a way to recognize student accomplishments. For educator Michele Haiken, badges also offer a way to give students a self-paced learning experience.

“I looked to my gaming experience and I borrowed the idea of badging as I re-examined my curriculum…

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Turn coders into computational thinkers

Turn coders into computational thinkers

04/01/2017

Topics: Computational Thinking, Corporate innovation

Innovator Solutions highlights contributions from corporate sponsors and advertisers representing education organizations, businesses, policy-making bodies and other influencers dedicated to transforming education.

Amid the buzz over bringing coding into…

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11 hot edtech trends to watch

11 hot edtech trends to watch

03/23/2017

Topics: 1:1, Augmented reality, Coding & robotics, Computational Thinking, Curriculum, Makerspaces, Standards

Find the hottest topics of 2018 here.

We wanted to know which topics are shaping up to be this year's hottest in edtech, so we combed through thousands of educator-created sessions in…

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3 easy lessons that teach coding and computational thinking

3 easy lessons that teach coding and computational thinking

01/27/2017

Topics: Coding & robotics, Computational Thinking

Students love it when teachers bring cool and creative things to the classroom, but unless those things connect to content and curriculum, the benefits can be limited.

And, as Patricia Brown, technology specialist at Old Bonhomme Elementary in St. Louis, Missouri, explains, lessons…

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No device needed to teach kids to code

No device needed to teach kids to code

01/29/2019

Topics: Coding & robotics, Computational Thinking

Leka DeGroot can relate to teachers who would like to bring coding to their classrooms but just can’t fathom fitting it in.

“Teachers often tell me, ‘It sounds great but I don’t have time, or I don’t have the skills,’ but you don’t have to be a computer scientist to teach…

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6 reasons for coding in K-5 classrooms

6 reasons for coding in K-5 classrooms

02/01/2019

Topics: Coding & robotics, Computational Thinking, Robotics, STEM & STEAM

In many districts, students still get their first introduction to computer science and coding in middle school or high school. That timing, argues John Pearce, is all wrong.

“If you start computer science in K-5, students don’t have set ideas about what they are or aren’t good at,”…

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Hadi Partovi: Teach computer science to all students

Hadi Partovi: Teach computer science to all students

12/06/2016

Topics: Coding & robotics, Computational Thinking, ISTE Conference & Expo, STEM & STEAM

When you’re the co-founder of a nonprofit like Code.org, audiences assume your message is that kids need to learn code. In that respect, Hadi Partovi doesn’t fit expectations. His message in his EdTekTalk was…

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Kids coding at a laptop

Celebrate Hour of Code with these activities and resources

11/26/2019

Topics: Coding & robotics, Computational Thinking, STEM & STEAM

Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science and has grown into a weeklong event involving millions of people from around the world. Many organizations, from Disney to Khan Academy, have joined Code.org to offer activities centered on coding and computational…

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