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How To Use Plickers in your Classroom - Cassie Dahl: Teaching & Technology. How boring are your assessments?

How To Use Plickers in your Classroom - Cassie Dahl: Teaching & Technology

Guess what... they don't have to be anymore. Plickers is a free assessment tool that is uses the concept of students responding with a clicker... except- there are no clickers! Instead, students use a paper clicker (plicker) which is similar to a QR code. The website, app and cards are free- so you don't want to miss out on this!

Oh, and trust me. The Cards: First the cards. You can easily use the same card with multiple classes if you are not self-contained. If you look closely, the card number is on all four corners. With the case of the card with the clothespin, the scanned answer would be C. We also have a set of white (regular printer paper) that we glued into our notebooks. The Questions: The questions and answers. Here are some example questions: As you can see at the top of those questions there is a "my library" tab as well as a "math- unit 2" tab. You can also add questions from your mobile device! Oh it gets even better than that! In Action:

Educational Computer Games and Apps for Kids. 6 Ed Tech Tools to Try in 2017. Listen to this post as a podcast (sponsored by Kiddom): To celebrate the launch of my brand-new, fully redesigned Teacher’s Guide to Tech, I’m hand-picking six ed tech tools that deserve more teachers’ attention.

6 Ed Tech Tools to Try in 2017

These are not all brand-new tools, but I thought each one offered something pretty special for the classroom. Check them out. Picture you and your students in class. 2017 January - Using Timelines with Google Apps for Education. The iPad Educators Appvent Calendar. Tynker - Coding for kids. Visual programming to code games and apps. on the App Store. Swift Playgrounds on the App Store.

Sketch Nation Create on the App Store. ScratchJr on the App Store. Pythoni - run code,autocomplete,outline,color code on the App Store. Move The Turtle. Programming For Kids. Lipa Train on the App Store. Lightbot - Programming Puzzles. Lightbot Jr 4+ Coding Puzzles. Pixel Press Floors: Draw Your Own Video Game on the App Store. Pixel Press Floors: Draw Your Own Video Game on the App Store. Daisy the Dinosaur on the App Store. Cargo-Bot on the App Store.

Hopscotch: Learn to Code Creatively and Make Games on the App Store. Scratching the Surface: coding with Year 2. So some of you may know that this year, after 13 years of being a primary classroom teacher, I've moved into a specialist teaching role as Head of Computing.

Scratching the Surface: coding with Year 2

This has been great for me and I'm really enjoying getting to teach kids all the way from age 4 to 11. With the switch from ICT to Computing and the increased focus on computer science, coding was naturally top of my list of content to develop and ensure progression across each year group. Our school was already in a great position since my predecessor had begun including the use of Scratch, Kodu and other software back in 2011. My aim though was to seek a wider range of software to help deliver unique learning opportunities in each year group.

The release of Scratch Jr this summer really couldn't have come at a better time. For the uninitiated, Scratch Jr is the streamlined app version of the acclaimed visual programming language developed at MIT. This worked very well and lead to some excellent discussion between the pairs. Full. 1000+ images about Programming for Kids on Pinterest. Scratch Jr. Tutorials for Primary Students. Last week, I encouraged you to participate in this year’s Hour of Code.

Scratch Jr. Tutorials for Primary Students

I know that guiding a classroom of students through an hour of programming can sound intimidating, particularly if you aren’t experienced in it yourself. The secret is to do as I have – admit to yourself that you know nothing and your students are smarter than you. Trust me, it makes life easier and a lot more enjoyable Any grade level can do the Hour of Code. makes it very easy to moderate lessons for all ages and levels of experience. Take Sam Patterson (@SamPatue), for example. I haven’t had a chance to jump in to Scratch Jr. yet with my students this year, but watching Sam’s tutorials makes me want to try it tomorrow. UPDATE 11/18/14: For even more Scratch Jr. activities and video tutorials, check out the “Teach” section on the Scratch Jr. website. Making things... Learning Things. [Note: Updated, April 22, 2015] App Name – ScratchJrCost – FreeWebsite – Tablets – iOS and AndroidDeveloped by – Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Tufts UniversityiOS Download – Download – What is ScratchJr?

Making things... Learning Things

Scratch Jr is a tablet app that young children can use to create simple programs such as stories, games and animations. The iOS app was released in July 2014 and was created by MIT and Tufts University. Teacher led Hour of Code lesson plans - by grade and subject. Now that tens of thousands of educators have tried the Hour of Code, many classrooms are ready for more creative, less one-size-fits-all activities that teach the basics of computer science.

Teacher led Hour of Code lesson plans - by grade and subject

To help teachers find inspiration, we collected and curated one-hour teacher-led lesson and activity plans designed for different subject areas for Hour of Code veterans. Elementary School. Teach. Activities Each of these activities gives you a quick way to learn how to do new things with ScratchJr.


They are listed here in order of simplest to hardest, but feel free to play around in any order you'd like! Scratch Task Cards - Tabuľky Google. 1 Scratch Resources for Educators.

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