techrepublic This device is unable to play the requested video. On a typical day, the largest portion of developers (37%) spend only 2-4 hours programming, according to a Tuesday report from ActiveState. Of the 1,400 developers and IT professionals surveyed, 14% said they spend one hour per day programming, 31% spend 5-7 hours, and 19% spend 8+ hours doing coding work daily. When starting new software projects, 26% of developers surveyed said they start a new project quarterly, the report found. Introducing Tinkercad Lesson Plans Today, we’re excited to announce a new section of the Tinkercad website dedicated to providing free, standards-aligned lesson plans that have been shaped and vetted by educators just like you. Instruction has always been a cornerstone of Tinkercad. From the moment a student signs on, our self-paced, interactive guides make it easy for them to get started in 3D design.
The Best STEM Tower Ever! - Teachers Are Terrific! A STEM Blog Without a doubt, this little challenge is one of the best ever! It's super simple and amazingly complex. I know, oxymoron, right? Important Skills Kids Learn Through Coding Coding is the future. I’m an instructional technology coordinator for Newton County Schools in Covington, Georgia, and I strongly believe in teaching our students the power of coding. Pretty much everything that kids touch involves coding these days—their remote controls, TVs, phones, watches—we are a technological society, and it’s only going to increase in the future.
The Guided Mission NGSSMS-ETS1-4Develop a model to generate data for iterative testing and modification of a proposed object, tool, or process such that an optimal design can be achieved. CSTA2-AP-11 6-8Create clearly named variables that represent different data types and perform operations on their values.2-AP-14 6-8Create procedures with parameters to organize code and make it easier to reuse.2-AP-19 6-8Document programs in order to make them easier to follow, test, and debug. Common CoreCCSS.MATH.CONTENT.7.G.B.4Know the formulas for the area and circumference of a circle and use them to solve problems; give an informal derivation of the relationship between the circumference and area of a circle. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.1Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.Analyze proportional relationships and use them to solve real-world and mathematical problems.
Plusieurs projets - 13 top BBC Micro Bit projects If you're the proud owner of one of the BBC’s new micro:bit microcomputer, you may be looking for some new projects to get your teeth into. The micro:bit has been designed for beginners with next to no knowledge of programming. Still, you may be surprised by what its 16MHz ARM CPU is capable of. STEM Resources for Teachers Connecting with the millennial generation, our current K-12 students, means a new way to teach and introduce material. Tech savvy Millennials love learning that is individually adapted to them with just enough detail that is needed at that particular moment in time. While very motivated and goal-oriented, Millennials want to learn in a team-oriented environment. Teaching to these students should use methods that connects to their needs while also meeting set educational standards. Looking for new ways to teach STEM? These free resources are available for you to infuse new ideas into your current curriculum.
9 Reasons Why Kids & Teens Should Learn to Code Over the last few years, you might have asked yourself at least once, “What’s with all the hype about getting kids into coding?” I hear you! But first, let me say it’s not just hype. But even before that, let's define some things. Coding for Kids Definition Creative Google Slides Uses for Students We all know Google Slides is an excellent multimedia presentation tool. But it can be so much more than that. There are many non-traditional ways students can use Google Slides for learning, creating, and expressing their understanding. I recently had the privilege and pleasure of joining Thomas Rup and Eric Lawson for a YouTube Live event to discuss "Souped-Up Slides". Thomas is the Network Administrator and Eric is the Director of Technology & Libraries for the York School Department in York, Maine. Together they are "The Blended EdTech Guys" and they create and share educational technology videos that are just as funny as they are informative.
Teach Your Students to Code and Why It Helps Children are our future. Technology is our future. Prepare tomorrow’s workforce by teaching your students how to code today. Coding, programming and web development are not only highly useful skills to teach our kids, but also leads them down the path of successful problem-solving and communication skills, all while still allowing them to be creative. ScratchX What is ScratchX? ScratchX is a platform that enables people to test experimental functionality built by developers for the visual programming language Scratch. What's the difference between Scratch and ScratchX? Scratch is a programming language and online community where you can create your own interactive stories, games, and animations.
Intro to CS A 14 week Introduction to Computer Science course. This course is targeted to middle school grades 6-8 (ages 11-14 years). It is also written for teachers who may not have a Computer Science background, or who may be teaching an “Intro to Computer Science” course for the first time.