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Vicki Davis

- 5 reasons schools need computing teachers with expertise in the subject - 2 views

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    Terry Freedman from the UK makes some great points about expertise in Computing. This is particularly relevant in the UK where every student age 5 and up is expected to be taught programming in school. (Wake up world.) Terry says: "Some Principals and Headteachers think that a good way around the problem of teaching computing is to not worry about whether teachers have subject knowledge at all. "All we need are facilitators", they say, "while the kids can teach themselves and each other." This is, as any teacher knows (or should know), easy to say, less easy to do, and not altogether the most desirable thing to do even if you can do it. However, just in case your school happens to be "led" by one of the aforementioned Headteachers, here are some arguments you may want to use. I think that any one of them should suffice, and all of them together make for a cast-iron case." Read more... this is a topic that will be increasingly discussed in other countries.
Vicki Davis

Gaming in Education - Minecraft in Schools? | The Edublogger - 0 views

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    Great article by Elliott Bristow on the Edublogger about Minecraft in schools and how it is being used. This is a great reference for those of us working to integrate this into our classroom.
Vicki Davis

LiveCode | Teachers - 6 views

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    This app is an option for many BYOD schools to use as it supports Android and iOS.
Vicki Davis

Moving at the Speed of Creativity | Hopscotch Challenges: A Free Curriculum eBook for i... - 9 views

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    Challenges for using hopscotch in the classroom by Wesley Fryer. This is a great app to use with ages 8 and up.
Vicki Davis

GamestarMechanicTeam - YouTube - 2 views

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    Gamestar Mechanic tutorial videos.
Vicki Davis

Learning Guide - 3 views

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    Gamestar Mechanic has a great learning guide to help students with programming.
Vicki Davis

Gamestar Mechanic - 4 views

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    Another exciting tool to use for the Hour of Code - there is a free module anyone can use, but if you purchase the class option you can track and you can use real names and other options for programming. You might want to try it and see what your students think.
Vicki Davis

Scratch Project Editor - Imagine, Program, Share - 4 views

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    The Scratch tutorial with video can be used with students. This is using scratch on the web -- so NOTHING TO INSTALL.This is a great option for many of you to use for the Hour of Code.
Vicki Davis

Using Hour of Code in your classroom | Hour of Code (for Teachers) | Khan Academy - 5 views

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    Khan Academy has an hour of Code tutorial that you can use for your classroom.
Vicki Davis

The Hour of Code - National Writing Project - 0 views

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    Yes! Applause to the always innovative, always helpful National Writing Project for joining in the Hour of Code celebrations coming up. Have you signed up your school? Are you ready to participate? If you want to use writing as it relates to Computer Science, realize that this is important to all of us. "The National Writing Project is joining Code.org to support the Hour of Code . The largest initiative of its kind, the Hour of Code is a campaign to recruit 10 million students to try computer science for one hour during Computer Science Education Week (December 9-15). Join the National Writing Project, Microsoft, Google, Apple, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and over 100 other individuals and organizations to make history. Start planning the Hour of Code for your classroom (or school) at http://hourofcode.com/ ."
Ruth Howard

Donald Clark Plan B - 5 views

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    The Extraordinary and the ordinary- the projected trajectories of current computer technologies and their application for sustained mind controlling outcomes. It's already here- we will be interacting with computers with our minds. Incredible applications for learning.
saleem shahid

China faces challenges in year of the rabbit - 4 views

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    China faces challenges in year of the rabbit: China faces challenges in year of the rabbit: Could not be reached on the Lunar New Year began on a note more edgy for China's rulers, who have been quick to..
David Wetzel

Modeling the Composition of Earth's Atmosphere: The Layer of Gases Surrounding Planet E... - 6 views

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    This is a hands-on, minds-on approach to provide students with a concrete model of the earth's atmosphere to visualize the gases which comprise the air they breath.
David Wetzel

What are Your Options for Enrolling in Continuing Education? - 3 views

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    There are decisions everyone must make when enrolling in a continuing education program. These decisions are based on options, so what are these options? The option of why enroll is already answered, because the decision has already been made to pursue further education for professional or personal reasons. The next options are the what, where, when, and how to continue your education.
David Wetzel

Why Interactive White Boards are Used Ineffectively in Classrooms - 12 views

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    An interactive White Board (IWB) or SMART Board has the potential to deliver content better than traditional methods of teaching. Why? Because it provides multi-media functional interaction across audio, video, and computer media. It is also ideal for visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learners. These qualities of an IWB also promote the dynamic delivery of content (if used to its full potential) in an engaging manner, which allows students to interact with science or math content their self. Examples include: * data manipulation * responding to data * even creating data So with all these attributes - "How are interactive white boards unsuccessfully used in science and math classrooms?" For the most part - not effectively!
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