New Tool for Teaching Kids to Code [youtube] Intro to computer science just became Harvard’s most popular freshman class, outpacing economics, the campus paper reports. At Stanford, computer science is the #1 major. Yet in most K-12 classrooms, the subject is rarely taught. To change that equation, Code.org, a nonprofit whose mission is to get more kids to learn programming, has launched Code Studio — a set of tools, lesson plans, and curriculum to help students in kindergarten through high school explore the underlying concepts behind coding.
Junior High/Middle School National Media Contest General Procedures / Rules The adviser to entrants must be a current JEA member. All work must be from the 2014-2015 school year. Content must have been published in a school publication during the 2014-15 academic year, or must be set to be published in the yearbook that covers the 2014-15 academic year. Each entry is $8. Computer Science Education Week Dance Party Grades 2+ | Blocks Minecraft Hour of Code Make a Flappy game junebeetle Online ConverterDownloadTroubleshootingKnown ProblemsConverting to EXEs or APPs What is it? Hey Scratchers! Have you ever made an awesome game, but the friend you wanted to send it to didn't have Scratch? Or have you made a project that would be a really cool screensaver, but then you couldn't actually install it?
Helpful Resources to Teach Students Coding Skills Coding is an essential skill for 21st century students. 'When kids learn to code' , Mitch Resnick states, ' it enables them to learn many other things, opens up many new opportunities for learning. It's useful to make an analogy to reading and writing, when you learn to read and write it opens up opportunities for you to learn so many other things, when you learn to read you can then read to learn, which is the same thing with coding, if you learn to code you can code to learn.' We have already featured a number of interesting coding resources to use with your students in class, check out this section to learn more.
Digital Literacy and Citizenship Classroom Curriculum NEW! Learn the fundamentals of digital citizenship through choose-your-own-adventure interactive experiences DIGITAL COMPASS - Where are you headed? The only educational game that gives kids the freedom to explore how decisions made in their digital lives can impact their relationships and future. Bring a blended-learning approach to teaching digital citizenship DIGITAL BYTES teaches teens digital citizenship through student-directed, media-rich activities that tackle real-world dilemmas. Teens learn from peers' experiences then create collaborative projects that voice their ideas for making smart choices online.
Code.org Course 2 Course 2 is designed for students who can read and have no prior programming experience. In this course students will create programs to solve problems and develop interactive games or stories they can share. Recommended for grades 2-5. Stage 1: Graph Paper Programming How to Connect to the Physical World - Scratch Wiki You can connect your Scratch projects to the physical world using several different kinds of devices. Each of these work with Scratch 1.4. Currently MaKey MaKey works with Scratch 2.0, with support planned for the other devices. MaKey MaKey MaKey MaKey allows people to turn everyday objects into keys and use them with their computer.
CTE Model Curriculum Standards - Standards & Framework (CA Dept of Education) Web page for those interested in following the revision of Career Technical Education Model Curriculum (CTE) standards. CTE Standards Career Technical Education Standards for California Public Schools Education Code Section 51226 provides legal authority to develop the CTE standards and framework. Intro to Coloring The most important thing to know when thinking about color is that color = light. We see light that is reflected back from paint, not the paint itself; this is why i say everything is black in a cave. If there is no light, there is no color--because color is light. So, when the sun is shining and we look at an object, say a rock, we see the sunlight that is shining on the rock minus any light that is absorbed by the rock. The 'color' of the rock comes from the sunlight that is reflected to our… (readmoreof this comment) eyes. Subtracting light is SUBTRACTIVE COLOR.