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Pioneering Results in the Blueprint of U.S. K-12 Computer Science Education. – K–12 Computer Science Framework. Computational Thinking: Foundations of Coding. Webinar - Integrating CS in P-5 STEM. CS Teaching Tips: A project funded by the NSF (Grant # 1339404) Hack Club. Hack Club Workshops. Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! Plot: Mr.

Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!

McGreely makes a garden in his backyard but his vegetables keep getting eaten by three rabbits. He builds a wire fence which the bunnies hop over. Next he builds a wooden wall which the bunnies dig under. Then he digs a moat around the garden but they swim across. Finally he builds a huge concrete block fortress with security wire and lights, referred to as the "huge, enormous thing,” around the entire garden. Loan Program FAQs. When can I apply for the loan program?

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The application for the 2016-2017 school year and summer 2017 is now closed. The application for the 2017-2018 school year will open in the spring of 2017. For more information please read our application requirements. How long can I borrow the Finch robots for? Our standard loan is for 2 months. Educational technology. Makerspaces provide new affordances for learners and creative types to explore new and exciting branches of learning, creating and exploring from 3-D printing, e-textiles to computer-assisted-design.

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This leads me to wonder about the role or best stance for educators in this environment. According to Barniskis (2014), “…many teachers are used to teaching a large group of children to work on one project at a time. Escape Room, Spy Party and Create Your Website. The Beginner's Guide to the Hour of Code. Pinterest (This post was originally published on

The Beginner's Guide to the Hour of Code

In case you haven’t been paying attention, computer science skills are vastly becoming some of the most in-demand skills of the twenty-first century. In fact, some call it a new “superpower.” Technology in Education: Notes from the Closet: Hour of Code Guide 2016. Coding in the Classroom. Google CS First ignites interest in computer science. FACT SHEET: President Obama Announces Computer Science For All Initiative. “In the coming years, we should build on that progress, by … offering every student the hands-on computer science and math classes that make them job-ready on day one.”

FACT SHEET: President Obama Announces Computer Science For All Initiative

—President Obama, 2016 State of the Union Address Today, President Obama is unveiling his plan to give all students across the country the chance to learn computer science (CS) in school. We’ve made real progress in education -- over the past seven years, 49 States and Washington, D.C. have raised expectations by adopting higher standards to prepare all students for success in college and careers.

It is now time to take the next step forward. Our economy is rapidly shifting, and educators and business leaders are increasingly recognizing that CS is a “new basic” skill necessary for economic opportunity and social mobility. #1 High Seas Introduction. Made with Code. Exploring Computer Science. Exploring Computer Science. K–12-Computer-Science-Framework. Best Learning Tools for Kids to Learn Computer Coding.

We have posted several lists of Learning Tools for Kids.

Best Learning Tools for Kids to Learn Computer Coding

Today we continue on the lists, adding Best Learning Tools for Kids to Learn Computer Coding. Computer programming is becoming a more and more essential skill for today’s kids. Even if they are not planning to become a computer programmer, it is important for them to know how computers work and be more comfortable when interacting with digital machines.

I am glad to see many organizations recognize the need and developed fascinating tools teaching young children programming. Diversity gaps in computer science report. For Education: Computer Science Research. All Kids Can Code: 4 Factors for Success. Recently, all of the 9 schools in the Avondale Elementary School District have jumped into the 21st Century and replaced their outdated technology classes with year-round coding courses required for all students.

All Kids Can Code: 4 Factors for Success

The change happened on the first day of school in 2014. Students walked into their computer labs that day without knowing that their special area technology class would never be the same. PACT. For Education: Computer Science Learning. Coding in the Classroom. Teach Your Kids to Code: 6 Beginner's Resources for Parents. Introducing computer programming to your kids can be a challenge, especially for those who aren’t familiar with the nuances of code.

Teach Your Kids to Code: 6 Beginner's Resources for Parents

Fortunately, in the last few years, a number of apps, software, and guides have been produced that make the often-complex subject of computer coding easy to grasp for young learners. So where to begin? These are a few resources that parents can share with their kids to help them start learning about programming. Programming Tutorials From Made With Code by Google: Google's Made With Code project has a mission of encouraging girls to pursue careers in computer science. The Made With Code projects are easy to follow, and if your kids are completely new to coding, don't fret. Made with Code. MWC BlocklyLevelsYou solved this level with 1 line of JavaScript:You solved this level with %1 lines of JavaScript:Are you ready for level %1?

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You completed the entire project. Check out more projects and resounces? For Education: Computer Science Research. Mi cs edu state report 2016. Computational thinking for all. Computer Science Education Week. Cool Coding Apps and Websites for Kids. Join the largest learning event in history, December 5-11, 2016. MI. Blog – The Coding Corner. CSTA Resources - ISTE on computational thinking. Inspire students. CSEDrobotics. Cs4fn Computational Thinking Puzzles Issue 1. Cs4fnpuzzles1solutions. Learn. Moana: Wayfinding with Code Grades 2+ | Blocks Minecraft Hour of Code Make Music with Scratch Grades 2-8 | Blocks, Scratch Gumball's Coding Adventure.


Participation guide. What a School District Designed for Computational Thinking Looks Like. SOUTH FAYETTE, PA. — Diagrams of simple machines — a pulley, an inclined plane, a lever — appeared on the massive whiteboard of a school STEAM lab (STEM subjects plus Art) in South Fayette, a fast-growing suburb of Pittsburgh. Two dozen fifth graders, split into teams of four, busily sketched designs for “Rube Goldberg machines” that would turn on and off lights or feed the lab’s pet fish. No single child designed a complete machine.

Instead, each team member spent a few minutes sketching out how one part — a marble run, say, or a Lego Robotics kicking foot — would operate within the machine. Then they switched papers and the next person added onto the design with another part.