Girls Who Code Doodle 4 Google National Winner Back to Mother Nature Audrey Zhang, Island Trees Memorial Middle School, NY "To make the world a better place, I invented a transformative water purifier. Grades k-3 Winner My Time Machine Charles Seagle, Mokulele Elementary School, HI Grades 6-7 Winner Nature's Cure Emi R. Grades 8-9 Winner Brighter World through Binoculars Renaise Kim, Lake Washington High School, WA Grades 10-12 Winner Ideatriever Amy Carlson, Burlington High School, IA 50 State Winners Gallery of the 50 state winners 250 State Finalists Album of the 250 state finalists on Google+
Intro to Computer Science Class Online (CS101) When does the course begin? This class is self paced. You can begin whenever you like and then follow your own pace. It’s a good idea to set goals for yourself to make sure you stick with the course. How long will the course be available? This class will always be available! How do I know if this course is for me? Take a look at the “Class Summary,” “What Should I Know,” and “What Will I Learn” sections above. Can I skip individual videos? Yes! What are the rules on collaboration? Collaboration is a great way to learn. Why are there so many questions? Udacity classes are a little different from traditional courses. What should I do while I’m watching the videos? Learn actively!
How to Code During the month of December, Computer Science Education Week is promoted and is a national movement for students in K-12 schools. Computer Science is an important subject or concept to teach students because it will teach them: about meaningful contextthe learning process break down complex ideas into simpler ideascollaborate with otherskeep calm and move on when frustration sets insparks their creativity and critical thinking skills These are just a few benefits of learning to code. Here are a few websites that will help students get started on coding. 1- Code Academy This by far the most popular of them all. 2- Girl Develop It One of many programs geared toward females who want to code, Girl Develop It is an international nonprofit that provides mentorship and instruction. 3- Udacity Computer Science Course ( not free) Stanford University’s Udacity is one of many sites that make college courses—including Introduction to Computer Science—available online for free. 4- Teamtreehouse
Coding Is the New Writing for Developing Self-Expression, Communication, Imagination and Solving Hard Problems | Dr. Idit Harel Caperton Putting coding on a par with the basic 'three Rs' is a trend in education-talk recently (Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, and Lately Coding, NYT, May 10, 2014). However, we know from years of research that its utility goes well beyond the "schoolish three Rs" or "a great job or even instant riches" some day in the future. In my view kids must become coders and digital media creators rather than just information receivers and videogame players, because computational inventiveness, visualization and modeling, toward which coding is one fundamental first step, is essential for success in a world in which digital communication increasingly dominates civil society, business and commerce, science, entertainment, and human interaction around some of our world's most pressing problems --climate change, water scarcity, terrorism and security, global education and health. That was our vision about the power of coding in the 20th century.
7 Apps for Teaching Children Coding Skills It's hard to imagine a single career that doesn't have a need for someone who can code. Everything that "just works" has some type of code that makes it run. Coding (a.k.a. programming) is all around us. That's why all the cool kids are coding . . . or should be. Programming is not just the province of pale twenty-somethings in skinny jeans, hunched over three monitors, swigging Red Bull. If you're concerned that that a) elementary school students don't have the ability to code, b) there's no room in the curriculum, and c) you don't possess coding chops to teach programming skills, throw out those worries. In no particular order, we have listed all the coding apps that are appropriate for young learners. GameStar Mechanic Platform: WebCost: $2 per student GameStar Mechanic teaches kids, ages 7-14, to design their own video games. Scratch Platform: WebCost: Free! Tynker Platform: WebCost: Free! Move the Turtle Hopscotch Platform: iPadCost: Free! Daisy the Dinosaur Platform: iPadCost: Free!
Preparing Kids to Code - Apps for all Ages You know what I love about these apps. Often I show a kid one of these apps and away they go. There is no instruction, they just go for it. These apps are good for all kids. Every now and again you come across a kid that would not only benefit from one of these apps but actually needs something like this to challenge their intellect. BeeBot: FREE The Bee-Bot App has been developed based on a well-loved, award-winning Bee-Bot floor robot. Daisy the Dino: FREE Learn the basics of computer programming with Daisy the Dinosaur! Move the Turtle: $2.99 AU Move The Turtle is an educational application that teaches children the basics of creating computer programs, using intuitive graphic commands. Kodable: FREE The fuzzFamily crashed their spaceship on Smeeborg and need your help to explore the planet's mazes.
5 Good Places to Learn to Write HTML This afternoon I received an email in which I was asked how to write a hyperlink without relying on the visual editor in Word, Google Docs, or your favorite blogging platform. While the visual editing tools will usually do everything you need, at some point you might want to beyond the limitations of WYSIWYG. It's then that you'll want know how to write and edit HTML yourself. These are three resources that you can use to teach yourself HTML. The instructions in these resources are clear enough that middle school students can use them on their own too. A Beginner's Guide to HTML & CSS is a nice resource developed by Shay Howe whose resume reveals that he works on the user interface for Groupon among other projects. Codecademy is a place where anyone can learn how to write code. Thimble is a free Mozilla product designed to help users learn how to write HTML and CSS. w3Schools has long been my go-to place for quick directions when working in HTML.