10 free tools for creating infographics Done right, infographics can be a great way to make sense of complex data. The best infographics transform complex information and data into graphics that are both easy to grasp and visually appealing. The only problem is, infographics that look like they were simple to make are often anything but. Exclusive offer: Save 15% on Adobe Creative Cloud now 11 coding resources for the Hour of Code “Computer science is the way the world is going—it’s the new literacy,” she said. “Not only does it teach you have to program the machines we’re using today, it also teaches you a whole different set of problem-solving skills.” Fewer schools teach computer science now than 10 years ago, though, despite the prediction that more than half of new jobs (60 percent) in all of the sciences will be computing jobs. Bringing computer science education to younger grades will help combat the common middle school mentality that students view themselves as “no good” at coding. Time of often a challenge, Prottsman said, which is why the Hour of Code can help—it’s just an hour, and there are a number of resources available to help students jump right in and start coding.
Learn Play, Design & Code Retro Arcade Games Grades 2+ | Blocks CS First Unplugged Grades 2-8 | Blocks, Unplugged, Scratch Discover Python with Silent Teacher Programming Courses for Kids Recommended Path for Ages 7-9 This track is perfect for young kids with no experience. They’ll learn the fundamentals of coding in Glitch Manor, get creative with animation and game design in Star Runner, and even experiment with physics in Cannon Crasher. Recommended Path for Ages 10-11 Early middle school kids will start with the basics of programming in Turing's Tower, then dive into physics in Cannon Crasher, and learn more advanced coding skills that allow them to build even more expansive games in Dragon Attack. Recommended Path for Ages 12+
Stencyl Build Worlds If you're used to graphics editors like Photoshop, you'll feel right at home in the Scene Designer. Familiar features, such as a selection tool, zooming, grid-snapping and flood fill, will help you quickly craft complex worlds out of Actors, Tiles and Terrain. Create Actors Drop in graphics from your computer to create Actors on the fly. Then use Stencyl's Actor Editor to tweak your Actors' appearances, behaviors and physical properties, and to get them ready for showtime.
21 Things Every 21st Century Teacher Should Do This Year The Past mixing with the Future #selfie A new school year always brings about new ideas and hopeful ambition for teachers. However, it’s almost 2015. Gone are the days when we can use the excuse that “we don’t do technology”. Part of being a teacher in the 21st century is being creative in integrating academics and learning into student’s digital lives. Thomasville Times On Tuesday Thomasville High School students joined tens of millions of students from across the world to participate in an international campaign titled “Hour of Code.” During their first block of classes, students from every grade had the opportunity to try computer coding for one hour by simply logging on to the web-site Code.org, and following self-guided video tutorials. Designed to promote computer science education in the classroom, the week long, nationwide effort gives every student — regardless of grade, academic interest or access to technology an introduction to the basics of computer science through hands-on activities that demystify coding, proving that creating a phone app or computer game is not as difficult and challenging as it may seem. According to Higgins, females and minorities are severely under-represented in the field of computer science. Last year, about 15 million students participated in the hour long event hosted by Code.org.
NPS Hour of Code Skip to Main Content NPS Home Sign In Register Online business presentation software to create free, cool, animated, powerpoint video alternatives Login to Powtoon New to Powtoon? Create an account Reset your password Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 9 Effective Questions to Help Students Develop A Growth Mindset November 1, 2014 When it comes to high quality education blog posts. Dr Jackie Gerstein is one of my favourite authors. I always find her articles very insightful and full of new ideas and thoughts to learn from. I have shared several of her works in the past and most notably her popular visual on The Educators with a Growth Mindset. However, today I am sharing with you another of her recent works entitled "Growth Mindset: Personal Accountability and Reflection". This is basically a series of questions Jackie developed based on her teaching experience in order to help students "develop and enhance their growth mindsets through personal accountability and reflection".
Top 10 of 2014, No. 8: Coding eSchool News highlights some of the 10 most significant ed-tech developments of 2014, and coding is No. 8 Each year, the eSchool News editors compile 10 of the most influential ed-tech developments and examine how those topics dominated K-12 ed-tech conversations. No. 8 on our list for 2014 is coding. Coding is quickly becoming a course that schools must offer in some way.
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