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Cool Tools to Help Kids Learn to Code

Cool Tools to Help Kids Learn to Code
When your kid starts talking about loops, go-to commands, and branches, it probably means she's learning to code, and that's a very good thing. In a technology-fueled world, coding is quickly becoming a prized, 21st-century skill. Plus, it encourages kids to become creators, not just consumers, of the technology they use. Coding apps come in a range of formats designed for different ages and abilities. They often incorporate bright colors, cute characters, and elements of game design to appeal to kids. Beginners typically learn to create programs by dragging and dropping visual blocks of code. Whatever your kid's level, there's a tool that will get her behind the computer curtain to actually create content. Younger Kids The Foos: Code for an Hour FREE. 5+ Story-based coding game has kids play through increasingly challenging levels. Kodable Pro. 6+ Solid beginner game that introduces coding concepts and has lots of parent resources. Older Kids

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Learn Minecraft Hour of Code Grades 2+ | Blocks Moana: Wayfinding with Code Tech and non-tech MakerSpace activities for teens in “Octavian Goga” Cluj County Library, Romania Teen community members are becoming more interested in creating content for themselves or others, not only in “consuming” it, so this is the main reason why the public libraries should assume new responsibilities. Libraries should facilitate the creation of knowledge in the community they serve, as they are considered institutions of knowledge, which not only provide access to information, but to a variety of activities. As a permanently changing and adapting public library, Romanian “Octavian Goga” Cluj County Library is exploring new ways to attract users and meet their needs by developing new programs and services. The Teenagers Department of the library has been organizing a series of activities that involve teenagers making things or content. Tech-related activities

25 STEM Education Apps You Need in 2015 As the new year approaches, the thought on everyone’s mind is how to make 2015 even more interactive, educational, and engaging for STEM students than the past year. Indeed, it has become a national priority to develop new ways to entice students to STEM careers and offer engaging ways to teach STEM that dismantles old and less-effective learning methods. From flipped learning to incorporating Learning Management Systems (LMS), to augmented reality, teachers are talking about how to keep moving STEM education forward. Dragon Quest! A Google Slides Interactive Story - Apps User Group Growing up in the 80’s meant reading loads of “Choose Your Own Adventure” books. They were fun, and a little scary, and you died pretty much every time, but they got lots of kids into books. Recently I decided to bring this idea off the page and into the 21st century by using Google Slides to create an online, interactive story. Often we think of Google Slides in terms of linear presentations, with one slide after another in order. However, Google Slides allows you to add hyperlinks to your presentation which can link to other slides within the presentation when clicked.

Code Clinic: Go Released Successful programmers know more than a computer language. They also know how to think about solving problems. 101 lesson - Learning input and output the littlebits way!: a littleBits Project by LB SG STEP 1 : Power + Button + Bargraph Construct a simple circuit using Power + Button + Bargraph When you press the Button, what do you see? If you want to light up only 2 lights on the bargraph, what bit to add? and where to add?

Framework When high quality teaching is infused with the dynamic use of technology, personalized student learning becomes possible. The Future Ready District Pledge is designed to set out a roadmap to achieve that success and to commit districts to move as quickly as possible towards a shared vision of preparing students for success in college, career, and citizenship. This roadmap can only be accomplished through a systemic approach to change, as outlined in the Future Ready Framework. With personalized student learning at the center, a district must align each of the seven (7) key categories, called "Gears", in order to ensure a successful digital conversion. Student Set The Student Set (former Classroom Set) is an excellent way to incorporate littleBits into your classroom. The Student Set includes all the Bits modules and instructions your students need to create circuits in seconds and combine them with craft materials to make projects. Perfect for 4 students working individually or 8 students working in pairs. Customized for educatorsIdeal resource for STEM/STEAM teaching and learningGreat for choice time activity and open explorationIncludes 1 Base Kit, 1 Premium Kit and 2 additional power modules2 quick-start instruction booklets with circuit and project ideas

The 9 Most In-Demand Programming Languages of 2017 Do a simple web search and you’ll find there are hundreds of programming languages in existence. Do another search for the most popular ones and again, you’ll come up with a head-spinning list. To be as objective as possible, we’re examining the top programming languages from a career perspective. There are many ways to rank programming languages, like the number of websites built with them, Google search results, GitHub projects or StackOverflow questions.

Three Maker Apps to Spark Young Imaginations What to look for in maker apps Fun software abounds on the market. As you begin to explore products that might work in your library’s maker space, consider the questions below. Your answers should give you and your colleagues a sense of whether or not the app is one worth integrating into your programming. • How does this product help a child or teen learn a new skill or extend what they already know?

Guide to Programming Languages C Language is a structure-oriented, middle-level programming language mostly used to develop low-level applications. Who uses it? Professions and Industries:Software developers, computer engineers, business and systems analysts, IT and Web content administrators, embedded software engineersUsed by employers in Information Technology, Engineering, Management, Healthcare and Professional ServicesMajor Organizations: Microsoft, Apple, Oracle, Cisco, RaytheonSpecializations and Industries Where C Language is Used Most: Embedded Systems, Systems Programming, Artificial Intelligence, Industrial Automation, Computer Graphics, Space Research, Image Processing and Game Programming What makes learning it important?

Learning concepts: Simplified for electrical circuit: a littleBits Project by LB SG For a limited time only, FREE International Shipping on orders over $350. Details Shop Now! *Free shipping offer is for a limited time. Does not include duties, taxes, or other fees. Shop 101 - Classroom Set Edition with Task Cards: a littleBits Project by Mrs. J in the Library STEP 1 : Watch the video to discover how littleBits work! Click one of the links below to watch the video. If one is blocked by your school, try the other one. Remember!

Education Project: Challenge Cards January’s Education Project is focused on Challenge Cards. Community members Mrs. J and Max have submitted two examples of these littleBits cards, which are a great way for students to independently explore the basic functions of the Bits modules and engineer circuits based on design prompts.