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Everyone Can Code - Apple 

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Technology has a language. It’s called code. And we believe coding is an essential skill. Learning to code teaches you how to solve problems and work together in creative ways. And it helps you build apps that bring your ideas to life. We think everyone should have the opportunity to create something that can change the world. So we’ve designed a new approach to coding that lets anyone learn, write and teach it.

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15+ Ways of Teaching Every Student to Code (Even Without a Computer)

15+ Ways of Teaching Every Student to Code (Even Without a Computer) | Teach kids to code | Scoop.it

"According to Code.org, 90 percent of parents in the U.S. want their children to learn computer science—it will be crucial for many jobs in the near future—but only 40 percent of schools teach it. Critics claim that it is mainly the more affluent schools that offer computer science courses, thus denying those who attend poorer schools the chance to learn necessary skills. A focus on STEM is not enough: Code.org also reports that while 70 percent of new STEM jobs are in computing, only 7 percent of STEM graduates are in computer science. It is imperative that savvy schools begin to focus some STEM resources on computer science and programming.

In my opinion, parents of every student in every school at every level should demand that all students be taught how to code. They need this skill not because they’ll all go into it as a career—that isn’t realistic—but because it impacts every career in the 21st-century world. Any country recognizing that will benefit in the long term.

With the following resources, you can teach programming to every student and every age."


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David W. Deeds's curator insight, November 22, 7:28 PM

Do an Hour of Code Dec. 5-11! Thanks to Yashy Tohsaku. 

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Vizwik - A Visual Coding Tool for Making Mobile Apps

Vizwik  - A Visual Coding Tool for Making Mobile Apps | Teach kids to code | Scoop.it

"It was very rewarding to see my App working on my phone in less than an hour." Gordie Klien, Teacher/Mentor Sign up now, it's free!


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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, February 17, 3:23 AM
Vizwik is designed for Teachers to bring coding technology into classrooms and engage Students to develop computational thinking skills.
Chris Carter's curator insight, February 18, 8:14 AM

I will review this coding tool!

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, February 19, 6:20 AM

Vizwik  - A Visual Coding Tool for Making Mobile Apps | @scoopit via @AnaCristinaPrts http://sco.lt/...

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EdTechTeam: The How (and Why) It's Time to Create Digital Portfolios

EdTechTeam: The How (and Why) It's Time to Create Digital Portfolios | Teach kids to code | Scoop.it
Digital Student Portfolios are becoming more important now than ever! Students are creating and remixing information like never before – and where is all that amazing work going? At my old school it was wiped off the devices at the end of the year – a heart-wrenching idea that I was personally against. This is why we need to publish student work in one place and let it serve as a home of student reflection, and a become a destination to unleash student pride and curiosity.

There are many reasons to begin the journey to digital portfolios – here are just a few.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, December 8, 2014 8:43 AM

Good stuff! 

DiAnne Galm's curator insight, December 8, 2014 1:22 PM

interesting

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Coding for Kindergarteners - Edutopia

Coding for Kindergarteners - Edutopia | Teach kids to code | Scoop.it
Last year at this time, I was trying not to think about kindergarteners. I was still teaching ninth grade English and had just accepted a job teaching technology to K-5. I was excited about the challenge, and I knew that I'd bitten off more than I could chew.

Developing the tech curriculum challenged me to teach programming or at least computational thinking at each elementary grade level. Our school is mid-pivot in technology -- we're in our second year of a middle school 1:2 iPad program, our first year of having a cart of iPads available for elementary, and our last year of two PC labs for the students to use (next year we'll have only one lab). Knowing this, I wanted to design a program that mostly used tablet-based tools.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, December 7, 2014 9:08 AM

Check this out! Thanks to John Evans.

William Griffin's curator insight, December 7, 2014 9:04 PM

The idea of teaching children how to code is a great one.  Technology has rapidly changed the world and all of it stems from coding.  Just like most skills, the sooner its learned, the more time it can be mastered, and ultimately effectiveness is maximized.  

AnnC's curator insight, December 8, 2014 6:31 PM

Starting early - preparing for the future?

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Coding in the Classroom: Here to Stay - Getting Smart

Coding in the Classroom: Here to Stay - Getting Smart | Teach kids to code | Scoop.it
The value of computer programming has been rising exponentially for decades. To the point where now coding has gained traction in mainstream media. TV shows like CBS’s The Big Bang Theory or HBO’s Silicon Valley are good indicators of computer science careers are taking center stage. The domino effect created by the demand for amazing technology is likewise leading to a demand for skilled workers to engineer and program. Whether training comes through a high school certificate program, or a degree in computer science, the need for project-ready coders is only increasing. The bottom-line: All schools at all levels are kicking coding into overdrive.

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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, November 28, 2014 10:04 AM

Even if you don't program, understanding how it works can definitely get you ahead of the game.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 21, 2015 8:36 AM
he value of computer programming has been rising exponentially for decades. To the point where now coding has gained traction in mainstream media. TV shows like CBS’s The Big Bang Theory or HBO’s Silicon Valley are good indicators of computer science careers are taking center stage. The domino effect created by the demand for amazing technology is likewise leading to a demand for skilled workers to engineer and program.


Whether training comes through a high school certificate program, or a degree in computer science, the need for project-ready coders is only increasing. The bottom-line: All schools at all levels are kicking coding into overdrive.


Learn more:


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/24/coding-a-new-trend-in-education-and-a-big-responsibility/


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Coding

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Create Killer Presentations with Explain Everything

Create Killer Presentations with Explain Everything | Teach kids to code | Scoop.it

Explain Everything is a whiteboard and screencasting app that makes creating interactive lessons a simple proposition. Its full-featured editing options and its import/export functions allow it to stand apart from the other competitors


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Lee Hall's curator insight, December 1, 2014 10:31 AM

I don't usually include tools that cost, but Explain Everything is one app I was willing to purchase with my money. It lets you record a presentation and then export is as a mp4 to your camera roll, so you can share it with others. Great for the flipped classroom.

Jimun Gimm's curator insight, December 16, 2014 8:36 AM

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Codarica - Coding for Young Learners

Codarica - Coding for Young Learners | Teach kids to code | Scoop.it

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Sally Tilley's curator insight, October 21, 2014 12:51 AM

Developing coding K-6 - let's play! Thanks for sharing!

 

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Why (And How) To Start Teaching Coding In School - Edudemic

Why (And How) To Start Teaching Coding In School - Edudemic | Teach kids to code | Scoop.it

"Fueled by an incredible demand in the workforce for proficient programmers and the need to teach critical thinking skills, the coding movement in schools has exploded. Furthermore, we all communicate through technology, so we should at least know the basic premise of coding because the gadget sitting in our pocket, or on our desk, should not be a mysterious black box to us or our students. Just like writing, multimedia, art, and music are mediums to show ideas, coding can be another form of expression.``


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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, September 20, 2014 12:26 PM

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Michael MacNeil's curator insight, September 21, 2014 7:36 AM

Not just for the junior genius! Understanding how to code even if one doesn't actually do it provides insight into where we are and where we are going in the 21St century. Worth a look.

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From Toy to Tool: How to Develop Smart Tablet Habits in Class

From Toy to Tool: How to Develop Smart Tablet Habits in Class | Teach kids to code | Scoop.it

Managing tablets as learning tools in the classroom is not easy, especially when many kids use them largely as toys outside of school, if they have access to a tablet in their home environment. Here are some ideas on how to develop smart habits for class.

 

 


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Ramon Pavia's curator insight, September 10, 2014 2:25 AM

Useful tips all tablet-friendly teachers must have in mind....

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Kimberly House's curator insight, September 18, 2014 3:53 AM

Useful tips for teachers introducing iPads into their classrooms.

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Coding at school: a parent's guide to England's new computing curriculum

Coding at school: a parent's guide to England's new computing curriculum | Teach kids to code | Scoop.it
From the start of the new term, children as young as five will be learning programming skills in the classroom. By Stuart Dredge

 

Learn more:

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/24/coding-a-new-trend-in-education-and-a-big-responsibility/

 


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From the start of the new term, children as young as five will be learning programming skills in the classroom. By Stuart Dredge


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http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/24/coding-a-new-trend-in-education-and-a-big-responsibility/


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My Paperless Classroom: Primary Teachers: Learn Coding Fundamentals in an Hour

My Paperless Classroom: Primary Teachers: Learn Coding Fundamentals in an Hour | Teach kids to code | Scoop.it
If you have heard about the hour of code, I hope you saw this coming from the title. If you don't know about the hour of code, it is time. Code.org wants to support everybody everywhere in learning to code. They are organizing all kinds of people to create tutorials that can be used in schools to get kids coding, even if it is just for a one hour guided activity

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Willemijn Schmitz's curator insight, August 21, 2014 3:08 AM

Moeten we volgens mij allemaal aan geloven! Allemaal programmeren leren.

Cynthia Day's curator insight, August 22, 2014 5:13 AM
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Lisa Milstead 's curator insight, August 23, 2014 12:56 PM

Love that students can learn the basics of coding within an hour. 

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Global Education Database | Your Personalized Education Guide

Global Education Database | Your Personalized Education Guide | Teach kids to code | Scoop.it

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Volkmar Langer's curator insight, March 3, 2014 5:51 AM

Huge collection of Tools and education sources combined with an evaluation system.

MyPLE's curator insight, March 3, 2014 6:41 AM

Interesting source of tools for teaching!

Agora Abierta's curator insight, March 4, 2014 4:49 AM

Impressive Database!! A must have for education!!

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10 Free Tools for Building Blended & Online Learning

10 Free Tools for Building Blended & Online Learning | Teach kids to code | Scoop.it
Remember though that finding the right tool is important, but how you structure and design interaction with the content is way more important. Taking classroom activities and materials and placing them on a web-based platform and expecting them to work is sure way to disappoint students. You need to think carefully about how the student will engage with the materials and how the materials relate to each other to ensure that your materials don’t just test the students’ knowledge and abilities, but that they guide and enable the student to hypothesise and make and confirm deductions in order to encourage deeper levels of autonomous learning.

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Carmen Herrero's curator insight, November 30, 5:44 PM
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Blended Learning article
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10 Free Tools for Building Blended & Online Learning via @MarkEDeschaine http://sco.lt/...

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EdTechTeam: Get coding in your classroom! Enter the Challenge.

EdTechTeam: Get coding in your classroom! Enter the Challenge. | Teach kids to code | Scoop.it
We know how important it is to get kids exposed to computer programming, but how? Here are 10 easy ways to get started with coding in the classroom.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, April 18, 9:41 PM

Thanks to Mark Deschaine.

VLEBOIS's curator insight, May 8, 4:18 AM
Une infographie intéressante sur les différentes façons d'aborder le code avec ses élèves.
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52 Of The Best Apps For Your Classroom In 2015

52 Of The Best Apps For Your Classroom In 2015 | Teach kids to code | Scoop.it
The apps below represent 52 (which conveniently works out to about one per week if you want to try them that way) of the best apps for your classroom. There are apps that help teachers gather data, scan exams, contact parents, promote research, keep notes, share documents, or even flip your classroom in 2015.

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tom cockburn's curator insight, December 29, 2014 8:13 AM

Could be gold in them thar hills

Kelly Herta's curator insight, December 30, 2014 4:21 PM

Lots of great apps, some new, some old......

Ruth Reynolds's curator insight, January 1, 2015 10:20 PM

Some interesting Apps I have not previously heard of

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15+ Ways of Teaching Every Student to Code (Even Without a Computer) | eLeaderShip | Coding

15+ Ways of Teaching Every Student to Code (Even Without a Computer) | eLeaderShip | Coding | Teach kids to code | Scoop.it
Guest blogger Vicki Davis, a computer science teacher and IT integrator, celebrates Computer Science Education Week with an extensive list of year-round resources for teaching students how to code.

 

 

Learn more:

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/24/coding-a-new-trend-in-education-and-a-big-responsibility/

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/20/maker-space-a-new-trend-in-education-and-a-big-responsibility/

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=makerspace

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Coding

 


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Vivalist's curator insight, December 7, 2014 4:02 PM

yet another list of great tools to teach computer programming to kids. Good resources there.

 

I tried some of the hour of code exercises with my 6years old and it's great... she gets it right away and the benefits are instantaenous. She felt "empowered" and pride of her achievment. Very well designed so kids are never overwhelmed by info and instructions.

Marta Ciesielska's curator insight, December 8, 2014 4:11 AM

Maybe not exactly about design abilities, but interesting thing about eLearning how to code.

Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, December 8, 2014 9:11 AM

I hope you are celebrating this week with students you know - young or old.  If you are a business, I hope you find a way to connect with a local school to encourage them to participate in this endeavor.

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Kiddle - search engine for kids

Kiddle - search engine for kids | Teach kids to code | Scoop.it
Kiddle - search engine for kids with illustrated results and safe search.

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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, December 2, 2014 2:33 AM

Children friendly... proper filters...a good initiative!!

Anabela Baptista's curator insight, December 4, 2014 5:10 PM

Google para crianças

Carla Manuela Nunes's curator insight, January 29, 2015 11:32 AM

Ainda não tem possibilidades de selecionar idioma, mas já é um avanço

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15+ Ways of Teaching Every Student to Code (Even Without a Computer) - Edutopia

15+ Ways of Teaching Every Student to Code (Even Without a Computer) - Edutopia | Teach kids to code | Scoop.it

"According to Code.org, 90 percent of U.S. schools are not teaching any computer science. Eyebrows have been raised this year as the U.K. passed a plan to educate every child how to code.

 

In my opinion, parents of every student in every school at every level should demand that all students be taught how to code. They don't need this skill because they'll all go into it as a career -- that isn't realistic -- but because it impacts every career in the 21st century world. Any country recognizing that will benefit in the long term. Here's how you can start."

 


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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, November 29, 2014 11:53 AM

Older article but pertinent information with resources on teaching your students coding.

Lúcio Botelho's curator insight, November 29, 2014 7:51 PM

Mais alguns exemplos de programas

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Why (And How) To Start Teaching Coding In School | eSkills

Why (And How) To Start Teaching Coding In School | eSkills | Teach kids to code | Scoop.it

Fueled by an incredible demand in the workforce for proficient programmers and the need to teach critical thinking skills, the coding movement in schools has exploded. Furthermore, we all communicate through technology, so we should at least know the basic premise of coding because the gadget sitting in our pocket, or on our desk, should not be a mysterious black box to us or our students. Just like writing, multimedia, art, and music are mediums to show ideas, coding can be another form of expression.

 

Learn more:

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/24/coding-a-new-trend-in-education-and-a-big-responsibility/

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/20/maker-space-a-new-trend-in-education-and-a-big-responsibility/

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=makerspace

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Coding

 

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, November 17, 2014 3:46 AM

Fueled by an incredible demand in the workforce for proficient programmers and the need to teach critical thinking skills, the coding movement in schools has exploded. Furthermore, we all communicate through technology, so we should at least know the basic premise of coding because the gadget sitting in our pocket, or on our desk, should not be a mysterious black box to us or our students. Just like writing, multimedia, art, and music are mediums to show ideas, coding can be another form of expression.


Learn more:


http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/24/coding-a-new-trend-in-education-and-a-big-responsibility/


http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/20/maker-space-a-new-trend-in-education-and-a-big-responsibility/


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=makerspace


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Coding


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A Great New Tool to Teach Kids Coding

A Great New Tool to Teach Kids Coding | Teach kids to code | Scoop.it
September 23, 2014 Code Studio is a newly released platform geared towards helping students from kindergarten to high school learn the different coding concepts.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, September 25, 2014 10:41 AM

Gotta check this out! 

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EDpuzzle - prepare a video for your lessons

EDpuzzle - prepare a video for your lessons | Teach kids to code | Scoop.it
Make any video your lesson. Edit a video by cropping it, adding your voice or embedding questions. Then, track your students with powerful hassle-free analytics.

 


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tom jackson's curator insight, August 27, 2014 8:45 AM

Yes, Barb's insights are right on target.  I have been using EdPuzzle and find it easy to use and providing a complete package for teachers who want to ascertain which students viewed the video, answered the embedded questions, which questions were answered correctly or what did they understand from the video!   Highly recommend.

tom jackson's curator insight, August 27, 2014 8:45 AM

Yes, Barb's insights are right on target.  I have been using EdPuzzle and find it easy to use and providing a complete package for teachers who want to ascertain which students viewed the video, answered the embedded questions, which questions were answered correctly or what did they understand from the video!   Highly recommend.

Miguel Paul Trijaud Calderón's curator insight, September 1, 2014 6:04 AM

Edpuzzle -> Add voice or embed questions to ease your students understanding. 

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Teaching computer science - without touching a computer - The Hechinger Report

Teaching computer science - without touching a computer - The Hechinger Report | Teach kids to code | Scoop.it

"A group of children on a playground, each kid clutching a slip of paper with a number on it, moves along a line drawn in chalk, comparing numbers as they go and sorting themselves into ascending order from one to ten.

 

Another group of children, sitting in a circle, passes pieces of fruit — an apple, an orange — from hand to hand until the color of the fruit they’re holding matches the color of the T-shirt they’re wearing.

 

It may not look like it, but the children engaged in these exercises are learning computer science. In the first activity, they’ve turned themselves into a sorting network: a strategy computers use to sort random numbers into order. And in the second activity, they’re acting out the process by which computer networks route information to its intended destination.

 

Both are from a project called Computer Science Unplugged, which endeavors to teach students computer science without using computers."


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, September 3, 2014 7:37 PM

When teachers engage students in these activities, the engage multiple senses as the children learn through doing in a different way. It is transferring skills, perhaps synthesizing them.

 

@ivon_ehd1

 

David W. Deeds's curator insight, September 4, 2014 1:48 PM

This is interesting. 

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Five-year-olds to be taught computer programming and foreign languages

Five-year-olds to be taught computer programming and foreign languages | Teach kids to code | Scoop.it
Children aged just five to seven will be required to create and debug simple computer programs in the first two years of school, as part of lessons designed to stop English pupils falling behind their peers in other countries.

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Coding

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/24/coding-a-new-trend-in-education-and-a-big-responsibility/

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, September 3, 2014 4:50 AM
Children aged just five to seven will be required to create and debug simple computer programs in the first two years of school, as part of lessons designed to stop English pupils falling behind their peers in other countries.


Learn more:


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Coding


http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/24/coding-a-new-trend-in-education-and-a-big-responsibility/


Pauline Kershaw's curator insight, September 4, 2014 4:36 AM

Read this story. Do you wish you had been taught programming in school ? Do you think this is a good thing? Will this make GCSE and A level Computing harder in the future? Will this mean that there needs to be more computing teachers  Bring your thoughts to your next computing class.

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, September 4, 2014 10:17 AM

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Google Docs: Which Workflow Works for You?

Google Docs: Which Workflow Works for You? | Teach kids to code | Scoop.it
On Twitter this week I was asked how I manage Google docs with so many students. I realized there are several different answers to this question. I wanted to share a few different workflow options for managing Google documents when you go paperless with your students. #1 Students Create & Share

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Angie Mc's curator insight, February 20, 2014 1:17 PM

Our family uses Google Docs heavily to communicate and organize projects.

Lisa Burkhalter's curator insight, February 25, 2014 11:43 AM

Google Scripts included