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.
In this week’s chat, we share the BEST of everything! The BEST coding activities, BEST unplugged activities, BEST blogs, BEST paired programming activities, and so much more. 🙂
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. 🙂
Now that Labor Day Weekend is history, most of us are heading Back To School! Let us help you get mentally fit for the school year with our 6 Step Back To School Guide! 🙂
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! 🙂