#KidsCanCode Chat: Measuring Programming ‘Success’

Often, when programming solutions can be subjective, how do you define success? How do you assess students’ grasp of key programming concepts? This week we discuss how we can best measure programming success.

#KidsCanCode Chat: Learning to Code Alongside My Students

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.

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! 🙂