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Check out this learn-to-code platform just for kids

Check out this learn-to-code platform just for kids | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
The Tynker Learning Platform, which uses its own visual programming language, is focused on bringing better STEM education tools into classrooms

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This is another coding platform that is free for now. This is designed for children to learn to code.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 18, 2013 7:38 PM

Tynker is another new coding program designed for children that is free. Their philosophy is "that elementary school-aged children should understand the basics of how computers work and how they’re programmed." They have designed their own programming language which is "focused on bringing better STEM education tools into classrooms and is hence geared toward teachers." All the tools are free to use and include lesson plans and interactive tutorials as well as management tools. Projects are geared to student interests, such as buiding games, robots and creating comics. 

Cath Parker's curator insight, April 21, 2013 2:34 AM

The modular tools used for programming here look very similar to those developed by MIT for their programme, "Scatch".  It am looking for award to trying Tynker out with my Year 2 students as they really enjoyed working with Scratch to create their own games.

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The Innovative Educator: Want to succeed in STEM? Listen to the experts!

The Innovative Educator: Want to succeed in STEM? Listen to the experts! | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it

This post begins with a quote from President Obama:

"“The quality of math and science teachers is the most important single factor influencing whether students will succeed or fail in science, technology, engineering and math.” From this point it veers  in a different direction, noting that the issue is that teachers "are not given the freedom to support children in ways that will produce the scientists and innovators our country needs."

If we look to our past (and our present) we will find that we are not listening to the advice that "our nation's historic inventors, scientists, and physicists (whom have shared) their advice and experiences." 

Read the article to learn the experiences of Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison, Richard Feyman, Michio Kaku (which includes a video where he explains "that exams are crushing curiousity out of the next generation..."), as well as individuals around today such as Aaron Iba and Jack Andraka (the student who at the age of 15 created a test for pancreatic cancer).

Perhaps the question we need to ask is how do we change the system to support the necessary learning? 


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ChemReference: Periodic Table and Chemistry Reference

Powerful and complete periodic table and chemistry resource for the fastest chemistry work-flow.

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John Dalziel's curator insight, December 27, 2012 12:02 PM

The periodic table of elements holds a wealth of information which is important for chemists.

To get access to the information quickly, ChemReference is a web-based tool worth a closer look.

Here all important chemistry information is just a click away.

ChemReference provides a colorised periodic table.

It is here users can navigate and look up information on the different elements. Simply click on the symbol, and all the information required is on the right side of the screen.