Error Detection ← Computer Science Unplugged The world is noisy place, and errors can occur whenever information is stored or transmitted. Error detection techniques add extra parity bits to data to determine when errors have occurred. This activity is a magic trick which most audiences find intriguing. In the trick the demonstrator is “magically” able to figure which one out of dozens of cards has been turned over, using the same methods that computers use to figure out if an error has occurred in data storage. Additional resources:Mordechai (Moti) Ben-Ari from the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel has programmed the Error Detection and Parity Unplugged activity in Scratch which can be downloaded in a zip file of the complete set of activities.
Explaining graphic design to four-year-olds I recently offered to talk at the local primary school, about my job (or at least part of my job). I expected to be speaking to the older kids, and be able to talk specifically about the cool parts of the job, and maybe some of the sucky bits too, and how you get around them. However, I was asked to talk to a reception class (four and five-year-olds), and it turned out to be an interesting exercise in boiling down what you do, to its most basic elements. Cooperative Learning Original module developed by Rebecca Teed, John McDaris, and Cary Roseth Enhanced by KimMarie McGoldrick with assistance from Jim Cooper, Dan Marburger, Jennifer Rhoads, Karl Smith What is Cooperative Learning? Cooperative Learning involves structuring classes around small groups that work together in such a way that each group member's success is dependent on the group's success.
Binary Numbers ← Computer Science Unplugged The binary number system plays a central role in how information of all kinds is stored on computers. Understanding binary can lift a lot of the mystery from computers, because at a fundamental level they’re really just machines for flipping binary digits on and off. There are several activities on binary numbers in this document, all simple enough that they can be used to teach the binary system to anyone who can count! Generally children learn the binary system very quickly using this approach, but we find that many adults are also excited when they finally understand what bits and bytes really are. Activity description (PDF)
Code.org Launches Code Studio, A Toolset And Curriculum For Teaching Kids Programming Since its creation, Code.org‘s mission has been to get coding into curriculums for students as schools nationwide. Today, the nonprofit group is launching Code Studio, a combined set of tools and curriculum to get students in kindergarten through high school interested in the underlying concepts behind coding through guided lesson plans. Rather than having kids pick up a language like Python or Java (as you would in a college or AP Computer Science class), Code Studio teaches the underlying concepts in programming through the manipulation of blocks of logic that, when stacked together in a particular order, move a character around a scene or draw a shape.
Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Medications Page Image: When it comes to taking care of our children, we all want to do the right thing. With treatment for anxiety, the right thing is what works best for your child's needs. With effective treatment, the prognosis for anxiety disorders is very good, but left untreated, the interference from anxiety will become more disabling over time. Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)-an active skill-focused intervention-is the treatment of choice for anxiety, with the most research evidence for it's lasting success with children. Children have approximately a 70-80% response rate with CBT, and the gains are maintained over time. Ambassador Summary The IAU Dark Skies Ambassadors is a program that invites keen enthusiasts worldwide to be dark sky advocates and spread the word of the concern of light pollution. Dark Skies Ambassadors organise actions, get others to do events and/or do events, and help advertise events. Joining the program could also create a peer-supporting environment and provide visibility of events.
Activity Book We live in a society characterised with an overwhelming presence of modern technological devices, allowing distance between people to fade and leading to the existence of a second, online world. As children these days grow up in this digitised environment, they become accustomed to and aware of their presence from a very young age. Most kindergarten and preschool curricula do not include lessons on modern technology; therefore this book aims at introducing concepts of modern technology in their daily vocabulary and activities. Whilst this activity book offers children from 4 to 8 years of age 30 pages of fun and games, it also leads them to sharpen their basic language and mathematical, social and cultural skills. It gives them a glimpse of the impact modern technology can have on their everyday life.
PATHS® Program from Channing Bete Company Educators and students share about the PATHS® program and social and emotional learning Create the school you've always dreamed of thanks to: improved student behavior reduced classroom disruptions greater academic engagement and achievement! Inspiring Stars & Stars Shine for Everyone Telescope Collaboration [News UPDATE]: Deadline for submissions extended to June 1, 2020. In 2020, and following the much successful collaboration during the IAU100 celebrations, we will team up once again with the Belgian initiative Sterren Schitteren voor Iedereen (Stars Shine for Everyone - SSVI) and Leiden University/Universe Awareness (UNAWE) to distribute 15 telescopes to underserved communities around the world. The telescopes were signed by astronauts and scientists including three Nobel Prize winners, with the help of newscientist.nl. The SSVI project is a cooperation between Volkssterrenwacht A.Pien vzw (Public Observatory Armand Pien) and Ghent University.