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Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth. The instructional resources provided here are intended to introduce or reinforce student understanding of workplace readiness skills (WRS) in the classroom.

Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth

Mastery of these skills will increase when the concepts and vocabulary are continually applied and reinforced throughout the core competencies of the course. To access the instructional materials and resources, use the links below. Skills marked with * are supported by resources from the Career and Technical Education Consortium of States (CTECS). Personal Qualities and Abilities Interpersonal Skills Professional Competencies.

Teach Middle Schoolers About Social Media with Fun Online Sim. These engaging activities can spark conversations about oversharing, digital footprints, cyberbullying, and more.

Teach Middle Schoolers About Social Media with Fun Online Sim

As physical distancing becomes a feature of students' everyday lives, social media has emerged as an important outlet for them to stay connected with friends and family. At the same time, not all students have access to the support they need to learn how to use social media in a way that's healthy. And for students from lower-income families, online negative experiences are more likely to spill over into their offline lives. Yet, having a conversation with young people about how they use social media can be a daunting task. To prepare young people for the real-life digital dilemmas they will face on social media, Common Sense Education and a group of researchers at the Cornell Social Media Lab co-developed Social Media TestDrive. For Digital Citizenship Week 2020, we encourage you to try out Social Media TestDrive in your classroom. Monday: Media Balance & Well-Being. Tanczos Excel. Excel Lessons. Spreadsheet Activities for all Subjects.

Spreadsheets are often thought of as a tool for math or statistics.

Spreadsheet Activities for all Subjects

Something just for crunching numbers and making graphs. Although those are excellent uses for spreadsheets, there are so many other ways they can be used for teaching and learning in all subject areas. Recently I did a webinar where we took a look at five main ways that spreadsheets can be used by students. There are certainly more uses than five, but these activities provide a nice variety to show how spreadsheets can apply to a wide range of subjects. The five activities include: Random GeneratorsEducational GamesPixel ArtLearning DatabasesAnalyzing Data For each of these examples I demonstrated how to do these activities with Google Sheets, although you can accomplish the same activities with Microsoft Excel or other modern spreadsheet program. See below for the full video, as well as links to additional resources for each of the activities.

Webinar Video (1 hour) Session Slideshow Agenda Session Agenda - Google Docs link. 5 Great Games That Teach Computer Science. We’ve previously written about some of the many ways you can teach yourself to code for free – but are there game-based learning solutions for those who seek a more playful programming learning experience?

5 Great Games That Teach Computer Science

Whether you’re future-focused parent wishing to expose your child to the basics of programming or a computer science teacher attempting to level up your existing curriculum, each of the following games will make an excellent starting point on your journey to coding mastery. Let’s jump right in… Lightbot Developed by LightBot Inc., Lightbot is a quirky puzzle game that teaches programming logic through gameplay.

Available on the App Store, Google Play Store, and Amazon Appstore, Lightbot was designed with novice coders in mind – players are exposed to concepts like sequencing, overloading, recursive loops, and conditionals through satisfying, touch-based gameplay. Human Resource Machine EDU CodeMonkey Write code. SpaceChem CodeCombat. 6 Superb Computer Science Games for Your Classroom. Computer science is an ever more critical set of skills that every student needs to learn.

6 Superb Computer Science Games for Your Classroom

The importance of understanding the basics of programming, computers and skills such as touch typing is growing with each generation, and almost no profession is completely independent from computer science. Still, teaching the basics of computer science can, at worst, be excruciatingly tedious for both the teacher and the students. Read on for examples of great games that make this dense subject a lot more approachable: 1. AlgoBot Platform: Windows, Linux To a complete beginner, programming can seem unsurmountably incomprehensible. 2. Courses. 10 Essential Computer Science Courses You Can Take Online. Computer science is a broad and fundamental part of the greater technology industry.

10 Essential Computer Science Courses You Can Take Online

New online programs offer students the ability to learn from anywhere, to get involved in computer science as it is applied to many new technology fields such as machine learning, artificial intelligence and virtual reality. Here are ten great online courses to think about if you’re interested in this type of professional career.

This list of courses comes from edX, an online platform that offers high-quality courses from top universities around the world. Best of all? Many of these courses are free to take, and offer certification for a fee. Agile Software Development Agile software development has become a major force in how software is created and released to markets. Take the course Introduction to C# As one of the most popular object-oriented programming languages of the past 30 years, C# is an indispensable part of the traditional C suite of languages. Take the course How Virtual Reality Works.

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