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Coding Tutorials. Here's a list of 43 free online programming/CS courses (MOOCs) with feedback(i.e. exams/homeworks/assignments) that you can start this month (October 2013) : learnprogramming. <Code/Racer> - Battle it out and learn the code... Brought to you by Treehouse. Learn how to code. Welcome to RoboMind.net, the new way to learn programming. What is the World Wide Web? And How Does It Work? - Two Good Explanations. Webinar software. Scratch: Alternatives to Beebots & Probots. Scope and Sequence. CBL_Classroom_Guide12_21MN_Final - CBL_Classroom_Guide_Jan_2011.pdf. Learn To Code, Code To Learn.

Is it important for all children to learn how to write?

Learn To Code, Code To Learn

After all, very few children grow up to become journalists, novelists, or professional writers. So why should everyone learn to write? Of course, such questions seem silly. People use writing in all parts of their lives: to send birthday messages to friends, to jot down shopping lists, to record personal feelings in diaries. The act of writing also engages people in new ways of thinking.

I see coding (computer programming) as an extension of writing. The recent surge of interest in learning to code, reflected in sites like codecademy.com and code.org, has focused especially on job and career opportunities. But I see much deeper and broader reasons for learning to code. Six years ago, my research group at the MIT Media Lab launched the Scratch programming language and online community in an effort to make coding accessible and appealing to everyone.

We’ve been amazed with the diversity and creativity of the projects. Ignition - EverFi. Digital Education - EverFi. Digital Literacy Standard Curriculum Version 2. Updated: October 1, 2007 The Digital Literacy Standard Curriculum Version 2 consists of five courses: Computer Basics The Internet and the World Wide Web Productivity Programs Computer Security and Privacy Digital Lifestyles Each course has an e-learning module and an assessment.

Digital Literacy Standard Curriculum Version 2

Digital Literacy version 2 teaches generic ICT skills and concepts, and features screen shots and simulations from Windows Vista and the 2007 Microsoft Office system to illustrate and provide hands-on examples for students. Go to Basic curriculum page Go to the Standard original version curriculum page Go to the Standard original version curriculum page for version 3 Go to Advanced curriculum page Get help choosing a curriculum version Get help choosing a course Get more information on assessments and the Certificate Test Take the Digital Literacy Certificate Test * A 56K connection or faster connection is recommended to access the offline options. Course Topics. How to Integrate Technology. When technology integration in the classroom is seamless and thoughtful, students not only become more engaged, they begin to take more control over their own learning, too.

How to Integrate Technology

Effective tech integration changes classroom dynamics, encouraging student-centered project-based learning. Think about how you are using technology with your students. Are they employing technology daily in the classroom, using a variety of tools to complete assignments and create projects that show a deep understanding of content? If your answer is "No," is it because you lack enough access to technology? Is it because you don't feel ready? This article contains the following sections: Handhelds Go to Class: Teacher Josh Barron and one of his students go through the strange-looking rite of "beaming" information to each other.

Getting Started The first step in successful tech integration is recognizing the change that may need to happen inside of yourself and in your approach to teaching. To Attract More Girls to STEM, Bring More Storytelling to Science. A student from High Technology High School in Lincroft, New Jersey CREDIT: Marissa Hazel Guest Post by Jonathan Olsen and Sarah Gross, teachers at High Technology High School in Lincroft, New Jersey Women and girls are historically underrepresented in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields and much has been written lately about why girls in school seem disinterested in these areas.

To Attract More Girls to STEM, Bring More Storytelling to Science

As STEM becomes more important in our increasingly interconnected global society, it becomes even more imperative that educators find ways to encourage girls to participate in these fields. A few weeks ago, researchers at the Universities of Pittsburgh and Michigan released the results of a study that reflected many girls’ antipathy toward all things STEM. As educators in a STEM-focused high school, we come in contact with intellectually gifted female scientists every day–albeit young ones. Research has shown that storytelling activates the brain beyond mere word recognition. MakerGear.com - Welcome. Shapeways - Make & Share Your Products with 3D Printing. Store. Sebran's ABC - free software for kids. It's never too early for your child to become familiar with letters and numbers.

Sebran's ABC - free software for kids

Sebran's ABC's colorful pictures, pleasant music, and gentle games teach letters, numbers, simple math, and rudiments of reading. The program teaches using either Afrikaans, Bahasa Indonesian, Breton, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Samoan, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Turkish, Swahili or Swedish (in Swedish, the droll zebra gracing the main screen is called "sebran"). The six simpler exercises display four possible answers. Choose the right one and it becomes a smile; an error gets a frown and a chance to try again.

The How Many? Sebran's ABC is freeware and runs under Windows 2000, XP, Vista or Windows 7. 2011-04-04: The install program was updated to fix problems with the font installations under Windows 7 2006-09-01: Version 1.46 of Sebran was released.