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Creative Computing Ideas, approaches, and activities for cultivating computational thinking and computational creativity in your classroom Resources from a summer workshop for middle-school and high-school teachers Organized by the MIT Media Lab, in collaboration with Google's CS4HS initiative Girls Learning STEM and Computer Science Breaking stereotypes Role models like Roxana Rugina are helping young women to build a better future by creating opportunities in education, entrepreneurship, and employment. Roxana teaches programming to young people to ensure they have the important skills needed for future employment. Watch Roxana's story video Giving back School administrators and teachers in Brooklyn, NY worked together to provide students like Arabia Simeon access to computer science education. Today, Arabia sees hope for herself, and her community— combining computer science, art, and social justice to give back to her neighborhood.

iPad As.... iPads have exploded throughout schools and classrooms. Their flexibility, versatility, and mobility make them a phenomenal learning tool. As teachers seek ways to integrate these devices, we recommend focusing on specific learning goals that promote critical-thinking, creativity, collaboration, and the creation of student-centric learning environments. Welcome to the Web Thank you for visiting 'Welcome to the Web'. By working your way through this web site and taking part in the exciting challenges and activities, you will learn all about the Internet. Good luck! Choose a section to begin.

the Hour of Code is coming On Monday, October 14, 2013, Code.org announced the “Hour of Code," a campaign to introduce 10 million students to one hour of Computer Science. Live stream of the announcement Microsoft, Google, Apple, Amazon, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey Among Those Joining Campaign National curriculum in England: computing programmes of study Purpose of study A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. The core of computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Building on this knowledge and understanding, pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content.

Lego Batwing by Canino A follow up for my sons batman collection. I modeled the batwing in the Tim Burton's batman movie style. Again mostly training for me in Fusion360 and a happy son aswell. Some parts dont show up in the slicer: It misses two front pieces when slicing. It doesnt look bad and looks like intakes for the nose piece (nice accident). Productivity Tips - Google Apps for the iPad Productivity Tips To increase efficiency, it helps to add any commonly-accessed websites, such as the Google eBookstore or Google Docs, to the home screen as a bookmark. This allows the shortcut to show up as an app icon, taking users directly where they need to go. 5 best iPad apps to teach programming - (Private Browsing) While Scratch continues to be my favorite gateway-drug to computer programming, my current students don’t have ready access to desktop or laptop computers. We do, however, have iPads so I’ve been looking at apps to introduce the concepts of branches, loops and conditional statements. Here are my top 5 favorites so far:

Teachers talk about TKP The TEACHERS resource section of the TKP site is organized as follows: General Topics for teachers on this site include the following: what we teach (i.e. which languages, software, IDEs, etc..),where we teach (i.e. links to events),who teaches (list of trained TKP teachers by location)how to teach the using the Intention Method (i.e. list of general teaching tips for all of our courseware) In addition we are adding teaching resources for each recipe (or lesson unit) to this site. Support for Teachers: Classroom Activities The cs4fn team do a range of talks and activities. As with our writing they take a fun offbeat approach to the subject and are embedded in research activity. (Oh, and we tend to prefer rope and tube technology over silicon for our activities.) We are giving live talks about our approach to teaching computer science in conjunction with Google in their CS on AIr series using Google Hangouts. The videos are available online.

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