#KidsCanCode: Teaching Coding Without Tech

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.

Tips for Teachers Planning the Perfect Coding Curriculum

For many educators seeking to plan a coding curriculum without having mastered the basics of computer science, it often appears to be a lot like buying a prom ticket before having secured a date. Because of this, we have gone to great lengths at Kodable to prepare you to teach your kids to code and offer some friendly tips.

#KidsCanCode Chat: How Can I Integrate Coding with Math?

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.

This Week in #KidsCanCode: Aligning Coding with the Common Core

“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.

How I Taught Myself to Code: Cures for the Common Code

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!

#KidsCanCode Chat: Debugging the Gender Gap

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. 🙂

How I Taught Myself to Code: Avoiding the Cliff

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!

#KidsCanCode Chat: Debugging My Coding Lesson Plan

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! 🙂

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Do you have a Kodable Teacher Account? Unsure how to get started? On Wednesday, August 13th @ 10am PDT, we will be hosting an instructional webinar to help you set up and organize your Kodable Teacher Account. Learn how to add classes or students, create differentiated lesson plans, and familiarize yourself with our newest features. 🙂