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#KidsCanCode News: Using Classroom Tech Effectively

A BYOT plan can be challenging.  However, Michael Mills outlines some essential ideas for successfully using the power of technology for learning, regardless of your school’s budget. (via MindShift)

Kids using the ipad using a BYOD plan

 

Instead of traditional activities at camp this summer, these young Girl Scouts designed and constructed a cabin for their entire staff. (via CBS13 Sacramento)

 

Sam Patterson has never met a teacher who began teaching because of what they didn’t know.  Experienced in English, rhetoric, and poetry, Sam is now a K-5 technology teacher that encourages us to put aside our fears, and reframe technology as a medium. (via My Paperless Classroom)

2 myths about programming in primary 

Offering “pay what you want” enrollment and utilizing a BYOT plan, Digital Harbor has been able to offer young students the opportunity to become active producers of technology this summer. (via Philadelphia Public School Notebook)

This year, Great Britain begins its mandatory programming curriculum.  What does this mean for coding in the United States?  Christopher Mims explores how established and available online curriculums can effectively serve both teachers and students. (via Wall Street Journal: Digits)

girlswhocode is a program that steers high schoolers towards programming

 

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