What do I do when the power goes out? Can I teach coding without technology? We answer all these questions in this week’s #KidsCanCode Chat and discuss why non screen-based are important for you coding curriculum as well.
This week, with the help of @JennRegruth, we discussed how to start a coding club! We covered what resources and materials to use, how to use student feedback to plan activities, and our favorite projects!
This week we discussed the ways that we can integrate coding with math! We covered what math concepts overlap with computer science, shared our favorite programming/math combo projects, and gave our best suggestions to others based on what we have learned from our own experiences.
We are teaching our students to code, but how can we simultaneously pick up some programming knowledge ourselves? This week, we discussed the best ways to learn the coding concepts we are teaching, both inside and outside the classroom.
“I want to introduce technology and coding to my lesson plans, but I am not quite sure how to align this with the Common Core State Standards?” This is a common question for many teachers, and often half the battle is finding the right resources to make this possible. In last night’s #KidsCanCode chat, we discussed a number of resources to help guide teachers in properly aligning their curriculum with the Common Core. Here are some of the resources we came across.
In this week’s #KidsCanCode chat we discussed how we can include programming and technology in our lesson plans while also simultaneously meeting Common Core Standards.
In Part One of our series, I told you about how I came to teach myself programming. In Part Two I detailed exactly how I did it. In this final installment of our 3-part series on teaching yourself to code, I’d like to share some lessons that I’ve learned on my programming journey. Hopefully they can help you learn just a little faster than I did!
In this week’s edition of #KidsCanCode we teamed up with @CODEfilm to discuss the ways we can debug the gender gap and help girls overcome the cultural barriers they face in CS and STEM fields. We also chatted about the likelihood of a future Disney Princess Coding Movie. 🙂
In the first part of this series I told you about my introduction into the world of programming. Now, I will give you a step-by-step account of exactly what I did to learn, and teach you how to avoid the programming cliff!
What did we talk about in this week’s #KidsCanCode chat? Well, we discussed our greatest success/failures from last year’s coding lesson plans , outlined what we learned, and set goals for the changes we plan on making going into the new school year! 🙂