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With CodinGame, Learning To Code Becomes A Game

With CodinGame, Learning To Code Becomes A Game | Big6 | Scoop.it

French startup CodinGame just raised $1.6 million from Isai for its innovative code learning platform. As the name suggests, CodinGame is all about games --..


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Coding is the next level of literacy, says Apple software boss

Coding is the next level of literacy, says Apple software boss | Big6 | Scoop.it
Teaching your kids how to code is pretty much as important as teaching them to write, according to Apple's senior VP of Software Engineering, Craig Federig

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10 Doubts Teachers have About Teaching Coding

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Teaching kids to code is "just as important" or "more important" than teaching courses like math, science, history and English. Here are top 10 myths that might be holding teachers form integrating coding literacy in their curriculum.

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ISTE Presentation… PBL Meets STEM: Delicious Main Course of ...

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PBL Meets STEM: Delicious Main Course of Resources and Ideas. Leave a comment. See on Scoop.it – teaching with technology. Great collection of Project Based Learning resources in STEM education gathered by Michael ...


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8 Project-Based Learning Videos By Students - Getting Smart by John Hardison - edchat, EdTech, PBL

I recently wrote about co-authoring and signing project/passion-based learning contracts with my American Literature students.

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Video Resources for PBL and Deeper Learning

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Video resources for PBL 


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Real-World Issues Motivate Students

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More big picture stuff with three PBL classroom examples.


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jessica slater's curator insight, February 20, 2014 1:17 PM

One of the major benefits of PBL is being able to apply practical implication. A great motivator for students is to create opportunities with concrete, hands-on, real-world problems. PBL makes school more like real life in that students are able to answer questions that are relevant to them . PBL involves having an initial discussion about a topic, fieldwork, and presenting the information. Kids that are excited about what they learn expand their interest in learning as a whole and enhance cognition.

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Coding and Bots - User Generated Education @JackieGerstein

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"I have been asked to return to teach summer enrichment classes on maker education for elementary-aged learners at a local school during the summer of 2016. One of the new classes I am designing is called Coding and Bots. The description is:

"Learn how to code first by playing games and then by coding some bots including Sphero, OZOBOT, and Dash and Dot. All ages are welcome but the child should have basic symbol recognition/reading skills."

Two things to note about this class are, first, I learned last summer not to underestimate the learning potential of very young kids. These classes are mixed ages ranging from 4 to 10 year old kids. For most of the maker education activities, the very young ones could perform them, sometimes better than the older kids. Second, I am a strong proponent of hands on activities. Although I like the use of iPads and computers, I want elementary aged students to have to directly interact with materials. As such, I am designing Coding and Bots to include using their bodies and manipulating objects. This translates into having all activities include the use of objects and materials excluding and in conjunction with the iPad – not just using the iPad and online apps/tools to learn to code. The activities I plan to do follow:"


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iPad Coding Apps for Students | Listly List


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Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, December 10, 2015 8:55 AM

A good collection of apps for coding with iPads. 

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Educational Leadership:Teaching Students to Think:Project-Based Learning

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Whether students investigate what happens to their family's garbage or design an entire city, project-based learning aims to engage them in realistic, thought-provoking problems.


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If Common Core is the What, Then What’s the How?

If Common Core is the What, Then What’s the How? | Big6 | Scoop.it
Before you read this post, take a moment to watch the following video depicting what our “standardized students” might do in a real-life situation, such as a job interview. Do click it ...

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The Flipped Classroom : Education Next

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Cool overview of what two teachers are doing in their classroom. Emphasis on kids bringing in questions after viewing the videos. Similar to November's article.


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PBL Series… Driving Questions: Students Uncovering Amazing ...

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They are the international leader in promoting PBL. To ensure you do not miss one of these valuable posts or other resources covering Web 2.0, STEM, 21st century learning, and technology integration please sign up for ...


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