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A collection of articles, websites, and other resources related to the critical use and production of digital tools and texts.
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22 Mind-Blowing Infographics on Education | Socrato Learning Analytics Blog

22 Mind-Blowing Infographics on Education | Socrato Learning Analytics Blog | Digital Literacies Hughes | Scoop.it
Socrato put together a list of 22 amazing education-themed infographics meant to titillate your mind and engage your visual synapses. Enjoy the visual feast.
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Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, and Lately, Coding

Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, and Lately, Coding | Digital Literacies Hughes | Scoop.it
Schools are signing up to teach computer coding, which some view as a basic skill for today, and the tech industry-backed group Code.org is pushing basic coding even for the very young.
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Mitch Resnick: Let’s teach kids to code [Ted Talks]

Mitch Resnick: Let’s teach kids to code [Ted Talks] | Digital Literacies Hughes | Scoop.it
TED have some enlightening and important talks related to education, and this recent talk from Mitch Resnick about teaching kids coding is no exception. Mitch directs the Lifelong Kindergarten group at MIT Media Lab, who help kids of all ages tinker and experiment with design and technology.
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40 Tools to Learn Coding: Teaching Kids to Code (EdSurge Guides)

40 Tools to Learn Coding: Teaching Kids to Code (EdSurge Guides) | Digital Literacies Hughes | Scoop.it
There are endless ways to learn programming available online. We've selected our favorite 40 tools to get you started. Whether you're a complete tyro, robot-hacking hands-on learner, or a 'leet coder looking for advanced training, you'll find something to help you hone your skills. "Math Prerequisite" indicates the amount of math a student should know to make the most of a tool: Elementary, Middle, and High School and above. "Prep Time" is relative: some products require hardware setup, user authentication, and lesson planning while others are browser-based and ready to go. Prices (as of May 2013) are as indicated, with any extra fees noted in a product's description."
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Reading, writing and ... coding? | Schools | News from Fort Worth, Dallas, Arlington, No...

Reading, writing and ... coding? | Schools | News from Fort Worth, Dallas, Arlington, No... | Digital Literacies Hughes | Scoop.it
“ Entrepreneurs, educators and celebrities push for more students to learn how to write computer programs.”
Via Charles Tiayon, Kids Code Academy
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8 HTML5 Animation Tools | Graphic & Web Design Inspiration + Resources

8 HTML5 Animation Tools | Graphic & Web Design Inspiration + Resources | Digital Literacies Hughes | Scoop.it
“ Here are some amazing HTML5 animation tool that lets you do really amazing things all without Flash.”
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We should be teaching kids to make programs like Word, not how to use them

We should be teaching kids to make programs like Word, not how to use them | Digital Literacies Hughes | Scoop.it
“ Technology is turning the human urge to consume information into an unhealthy addiction. Some of this consumption — reading, following the news, exposing ourselves to culture — has obvious merits;…”
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'Kids should learn computer code, not a foreign language'

'Kids should learn computer code, not a foreign language' | Digital Literacies Hughes | Scoop.it
“ IT AGENCY owner Yvette Adams believes Australian children should be taught computer coding in school in preference to language.”
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Why Programming Is The Core Skill Of The 21st Century

Why Programming Is The Core Skill Of The 21st Century | Digital Literacies Hughes | Scoop.it
“ It's never been easier, more accessible, or more essential to learn coding skills.”
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9 Infographics on Mobile Technology & iPads in Education

9 Infographics on Mobile Technology & iPads in Education | Digital Literacies Hughes | Scoop.it
“ From elementary school to grad school, technology is changing the way schools teach and students learn. One of the more common technologies leading this change is the Apple iPad.”
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Augmented Reality In Education? Here Are 20 Examples

Augmented Reality In Education? Here Are 20 Examples | Digital Literacies Hughes | Scoop.it
“ Augmented Reality In Education? Here Are 20 Examples”
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Coderdojo: kids teaching kids how to code.

Coderdojo: kids teaching kids how to code. | Digital Literacies Hughes | Scoop.it
“ Judging by the conversations that took place during the 4th Coderdojo workshop at Pembroke Pines, FL. (among parents) you would think the early stages of a conspiracy to change education forever ar...”
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10 Jaw-Droppingly Awesome Infographics on Education | Socrato Learning Analytics Blog

10 Jaw-Droppingly Awesome Infographics on Education | Socrato Learning Analytics Blog | Digital Literacies Hughes | Scoop.it
Beautiful images all about education. Discover 10 amazing educational infographics that will make you see the world and information in a whole new way.
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Knitting | Knit and Bake

Knitting | Knit and Bake | Digital Literacies Hughes | Scoop.it
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Hopscotch | Coding for Kids

Hopscotch | Coding for Kids | Digital Literacies Hughes | Scoop.it
Hopscotch is a brand new iPad app that teaches kids coding. It allows them to create an interactive program on the iPad by dragging blocks of code and dropping them into a scripting area. No typing...
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15 Reasons Why We Should Be Teaching Our Kids To Code

15 Reasons Why We Should Be Teaching Our Kids To Code | Digital Literacies Hughes | Scoop.it
“ Should we be teaching our to kids code (Not sure about the #superpower but #coding may be useful in #learning problem solving.”
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Is Coding the New Second Language?

Is Coding the New Second Language? | Digital Literacies Hughes | Scoop.it
“ Kids may know their way around a computer, but in order to get a job in the new economy, they will have to know how to write a program, not just use one (Of course it is!”
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How and why to teach your kids to code - NBC News.com

How and why to teach your kids to code - NBC News.com | Digital Literacies Hughes | Scoop.it
"Whether or not your child grows up to be the next Zuckerberg, programming is a highly useful skill for him or her to learn. It teaches vital problem-solving, creativity, and communication skills. Plus, it can be downright fun for you both. Here are some of the best tried-and-true apps for teaching kids of all ages how to code."
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How three designers are teaching toddlers to code

How three designers are teaching toddlers to code | Digital Literacies Hughes | Scoop.it
“ Three female entrepreneurs have developed a website and interactive book called My First Website, which teaches kids to code.”
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13 Reasons Your Brain Craves Infographics - Edudemic

13 Reasons Your Brain Craves Infographics - Edudemic | Digital Literacies Hughes | Scoop.it
"Visual aides such as infographics, videos, charts, and other images are a great way to quickly grasp key concepts of important topics. I’m a fan of infographics and, judging by the response on Edudemic, you’re a fan too. While infographics aren’t exhaustive or authoritative, they’re useful ways to quickly introduce key concepts to a large group of people. But why is that? What’s the science behind it all? Did you know that there are actually more than a dozen reasons your brain craves infographics? That’s at least the idea behind an awesome new (what else?) infographic that was just sent my way."
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6 Tips for Teaching Your Kids to Code (and Why You Should) | The Table XI Blog

6 Tips for Teaching Your Kids to Code (and Why You Should) | The Table XI Blog | Digital Literacies Hughes | Scoop.it
“ Learn how and why to get your kids interested in coding, by Table XI Delivery Principal and Girl Develop It organizer Jen Mozen.”
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700 iPad Lessons Pinned HERE!!!

700 iPad Lessons Pinned HERE!!! | Digital Literacies Hughes | Scoop.it
“ If you would like more iPad resources, visit my blog www.techchef4u.com, download the TechChef4u app, or find all things TechChef4u at www.kimtag.com/techchef4u. Also check out the new TechChef4u FB!”
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Kids Learning Code: Game design with Scratch! # Ladies Learning Code

Kids Learning Code: Game design with Scratch! # Ladies Learning Code | Digital Literacies Hughes | Scoop.it

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Twitter for Teachers- Excellent Short Guide ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Twitter for Teachers- Excellent Short Guide ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Digital Literacies Hughes | Scoop.it

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