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EdTech Tutorial: How To Use The App 'Cargobot' To Teach Programming - #EdTech4Beginners - 0 views

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    "Cargobot is a free App (on the Appstore) which is excellent for learning how to program. It starts of with tutorials, then simple tasks and moves on to more complex algorithms.

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John Evans

Girls Can't Code Because, You Know, Boobs (And Other Myths) - 0 views

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    "I've tried to get into coding but my cleavage is just so distracting," quipped one young woman in this provocative YouTube video.

    "When I'm not menstruating, I'm ovulating, so there's no time to code at all," lamented another.

    If this all sounds entirely ludicrous, it's supposed to.

    Girls Who Code, a nonprofit dedicated to bridging the gender gap in tech, created this satirical clip to feature in a three-part series that explores the ridiculous gender stereotypes that exist in the world of computer science.

    "We wanted to try something different and use humor and satire to question the stereotypes that tell our girls that coding is not for them," said Reshma Saujani, the organization's founder and CEO, in a statement. "Our hope is these videos will spark a much-needed conversation about the messages we send our young women and what we can do to create a more inclusive, well-rounded image of a programmer.""
John Evans

Join Our Video Project: #ShowUsYourMakerSpace - Education Week - 0 views

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    ""Maker spaces"-facilities designed to encourage hands-on activity and experimentation-have become an increasingly exciting part of many schools' digital-learning and career-tech offerings. With their focus on inventiveness and collaboration, they also offer new ways of looking at classroom or learning-space design.
    To showcase the composition and variety of these facilities, Education Week is asking educators to post short videos of their schools' maker spaces to YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram over the next month, using the hashtag #ShowUsYourMakerSpace. (Photos are OK, too.)"
John Evans

What Did Educators Learn at Maker Faire? | EdSurge News - 0 views

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    "As Kristin Berbawy packed projects into her car, she lingered over one in particular. Two 3D-printed Makerbots with wire hooks-a pair of earrings. They matched the white braces on her teeth and the white strands in her hair. Her students had made them-as they had all the projects in her car-in their high school makerspace. She was proud of them. She was going to display their work to other teachers.

    Smack in the middle of AP exams, a growing group of teachers is pouring time, creativity and energy into activities for which there are no standardized tests: makerspaces. The movement is avowedly grassroots and candidly quirky, and its main gathering is the Maker Educator Convening in Oakland, CA, where Kristin Berbawy was headed with a trunkload of laser cut wood and 3D printed objects.

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John Evans

Gboard: Don't know how I lived without it - @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch - 0 views

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    "I am a bit mobile keyboard challenged. While I type like a maniac, I'm what anyone would call a slow texter.  I have trouble with tasks others find simple-finding the perfect emoji, as well as basics like copying and pasting.  So, for me Gboard is a major keyboard shift.
    Last week, the Official Google Blog announced Gboard. Available at the App Store for iPhone and iPad, Gboard is the essential keyboard app you didn't know you needed.  (Well, I kinda did.)"
John Evans

Online Professional Development - 5 views

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    "Ahead of the official launch of our Resource Library's Professional Development category in fall 2016, we are excited to offer a preview of three professional development modules around maker education.

    Each module is centered around a video and contains prompts to consider and comment on in the Professional Development section of our online Google+ community and on Twitter with #makered and @MakerEdOrg.

    Dive in and join the conversation!"
John Evans

So Many 3D Printing Options - How to Choose the Right One - 1 views

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    "If you've looked into 3D printing, you know there are a lot of options - some good and some not so much. Since the technology is just beginning to enter classrooms and is new for most schools, choosing a good partner and printer is important when diving head first into this new world. There are plenty of schools which have experienced problems from purchasing machines that are no longer serviced or weren't made well, and avoiding these missteps can save everybody a lot of time, money and headache."
Nik Peachey

Reimagining School Writing | Learning Technolog... - 3 views

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    Reimagining School Writing https://t.co/WFRTkvOKD8 #elt #edtech #esl #ell #ela #k12 #writing #edreform https://t.co/xl29a0YavU
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