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Teaching Kids to Code | EdSurge Guides Every era demands--and rewards--different skills. In different times and different places, we have taught our children to grow vegetables, build a house, forge a sword or blow a delicate glass, bake bread, create a soufflé, write a story or shoot hoops. Now we are teaching them to code. We are teaching them to code, however, not so much as an end in itself but because our world has morphed: so many of the things we once did with elements such as fire and iron, or tools such as pencil and paper, we can now wrought in code. In this collection we share many different perspectives on coding, from a university professor's vantage point (MIT's Mitch Resnick describes why learning to code is like learning to learn) to an entrepreneur's reflections from his cross-country roadtrip to bring coding--and his stuffed dog--to classrooms across the U.S. You can learn to code on your own by dipping into one of over 50 tools for learning to code that we've compiled (check out the bottom of this page).

TOP WEBSITES 2011 everythingESL: The K-12 ESL Resource from Judie Haynes S.O.S. for Information Literacy Brief: New Software for iOS Screen Sharing on Any Computer -- Campus Technology Mobile | News Brief: New Software for iOS Screen Sharing on Any Computer Sharing an iPad or iPhone screen just got easier, thanks to the new Mirroring360 software from Splashtop. Mirroring360 allows a mirrored iOS screen to be shared with multiple devices, including other iPads, Android devices, PCs and Chromebooks, without the need for cables or Apple TVs. Once installed on a computer, Mirroring360 acts as an Airplay receiver; users can then select it from the Airplay menu on an iPad or iPhone to share their screen with other devices. For more information, visit the Mirroring360 site. About the Author About the author: Rhea Kelly is executive editor for Campus Technology.

s Top 100 Educational Web Sites of 2008 - Homeschooling Articles - - The The websites listed below represent some of the best educational sites on the Internet today. You'll find websites with:online quizzes,printable worksheets,free online booksonline Spanish lessons and reading lessonsonline games for extra practice with math facts, state capitals, lessons you listen to online, andfree online lessons and lesson plans for every subject After reviewing thousands of websites, the following sites have been selected as's Top 100 Web Sites for 2008. These websites contain some of the best educational content on the Internet today. Best of all, almost all of these sites are free or have free sections. Reference Gateway Educational Materials Ed Learning Discovery Educator's Reference Internet Public Library ThinkQuest Math

Special Education Web Site – Parents With Children in Special Education NAPCSE My Best of series You can find all of my “Best” lists in broad categories here. The link to that page can also be found at the top right of my blog: My Best Of Series I also have them all on another page where they are listed in the chronological order in which I originally posted them. You can find that link at the top of my blog by first clicking on About and then scrolling down to Websites of the Year. Two thousand “Best” lists are a lot of best lists! In an effort to make them both further accessible and to update many of them, I began posting “Best Lists Of The Week.” I’ve created about sixty-five of them so far and they encompass a few hundred “Best” lists. You will find these newly categorized lists on a page titled My Best Of The Week, and they’ll be shown as “buttons” (you can see what they look like at the top of this blog post) listed alphabetically (more-or-less). I hope you find the lists, and the way they’re organized, helpful! The Best Pink Panther Fight Scenes For English Language Learners

- One Tool at A Time: How Can You Increase Your Technology Toolbox? 0 Comments June 7, 2014 By: Patricia Brown Jun 7 Written by: 6/7/2014 1:19 PM ShareThis We are winding down the school year, and I know most of you will use your summer time not only to relax, but you also constantly reflect on the school year, and research new ways to teach, and new tools to use in your classroom next year. I have a few ideas of some great tools you can explore this summer, and hopefully you can find some fantastic ways to use them. First... Have you thought about blogging? Are you on Twitter? Twitter is one the easiest and common ways to develop a strong PLN. Still looking for ideas of tried and true ways other educators are using technology in the classroom? Teachers Pay Teachers- If only I would have thought of this! Participate in webinars, online classes, or tech forums. A great way to engage students is through video. iMovie Trailer Check out this thinglink of other powerful webtools you should try this summer! cross-posted at

The Top 100 Educational Websites of 2009 - Homeschooling Articles - - The They have selected the Top 100 Educational Websites of 2009. We asked our 7,000 Product Testers to send us a list of the educational sites that they like the best and use the most often. The three sites mentioned most often were: The Top Sites for 2009 1) 2) 3) Note: Normally we would not include a commercial site on this list. However, so many people nominated Time4Learning, it seemed unfair to leave them off the list. Click on a site name Explore their site for awhile If you love it, add it to your bookmarks Then use the back button to come back to the main Top 100 list All of these sites are safe, proven and used by thousands of parents just like you. Reference Ed School Express Learning Tools for Britannica Discovery School Miscellaneous Math High School

FREE – Federal Registry for Educational Excellence | FREE – Federal Registry for Educational Excellence FREE Features These features originally appeared on the features blog. The features highlight resources and ideas related to holidays, awareness months, anniversaries and seasonal topics. January February March April May June July August Back to School: 7 Ways to Help Kids Transition Back to the Classroom September October November December About FREE Federal Resources for Educational Excellence (FREE) offered a way to find digital teaching and learning resources created and maintained by the federal government and public and private organizations. FREE was conceived in 1997 by a federal working group in response to a memo from the President. Technology has made it increasingly easier to find information from government agencies or with custom search tools, like FREE Disclaimer The U.S.

25+ apps that the TED staff swears make their everyday lives easier At our small, fast-moving nonprofit company, everyone does a couple of jobs — and productivity apps help us manage roles that shift between coding, writing/designing and running a full-scale conference twice a year. We asked the TED staff what apps they can’t live without. And beyond the classics—Instagram, Google Maps, Spotify, Uber, Seamless—we found some great apps that might help you too. (A star denotes that the app is free, or at least has a free version.) For random life stuff… Dark SkyA weather app with startling accuracy, its interface tells you things like: “Light rain starting in 22 minutes.” *SunriseLike your Google Calendar with key improvements, several staffers swear by this app. *KeyMeCommunications manager Samantha Kelly was excited to download this app, as she recently got locked out of her apartment. *Think DirtyThis app tells you exactly what’s in the personal care product you’re about to buy. *Camera360This app has more than 200 photo filters and 10 modes.