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Some Useful Tutorials to Introduce Students to The Basics of coding ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Some Useful Tutorials to Introduce Students to The Basics of coding ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Wrexham Schools ICT | Scoop.it
Code Studio offers some great free courses created by Code.org to help students learn coding. We spent sometime going through the different tutorials provided there and found them really helpful especially for beginners starting to learn the basics of coding and computer science. These can be great resources to use in class to introduce students to the world of programming. These tutorials include  interactive games and puzzles that walk learners through the different processes of using codes creatively.

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Common Sense :: Digital Compass


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The only educational game that gives children the freedom to explore how decisions made in their digital lives can impact their relationships and future.

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Teachers Using Trello: How To Foster Genius In The Classroom

Teachers Using Trello: How To Foster Genius In The Classroom | Wrexham Schools ICT | Scoop.it
See how one 5th grade teacher is working on Genius Hour with his students, with a little help from Trello.

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Lisa Johnson 's curator insight, May 7, 2015 4:42 PM

Love how they use Trello for Genius Hour and Project-Based Learning! Fantastic post with lost of examples!

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Digital literacy: the perks and pitfalls of plugged-in students

Digital literacy: the perks and pitfalls of plugged-in students | Wrexham Schools ICT | Scoop.it

Researchers using student data in learning analytics cannot ignore ethical concerns. Plus the latest higher education appointments


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Technology for Learning: Defining Digital Competence

Technology for Learning: Defining Digital Competence | Wrexham Schools ICT | Scoop.it

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Gareth Morgan's curator insight, February 28, 2015 4:08 AM

My latest post that tries to define what is meant by the term digital competence.

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Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Videos on Making Flipped Video Lessons

Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Videos on Making Flipped Video Lessons | Wrexham Schools ICT | Scoop.it
Creating flipped video lessons is one of the topics that I frequently receive questions about in my email inbox. I've started putting together some videos about how to use various tools for creating and sharing flipped video lessons. In the videos embedded below I demonstrate how use EduCanon, VideoNotes, EDpuzzle, Versal, and Otus to create and distribute flipped video lessons.

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SMARTERTEACHER's curator insight, February 25, 2015 2:05 PM

These are great options for creating and sharing video lessons. 

Jarrod Johnson's curator insight, February 25, 2015 5:15 PM

5 videos to help with Flipping your class.

Steven penn's curator insight, February 26, 2015 11:28 AM

Great videos

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Developing Digital Literacy Through Content Curation

Developing Digital Literacy Through Content Curation | Wrexham Schools ICT | Scoop.it

With the vast amount of content that is shared on the Internet, content curation is becoming an essential digital literacy skill for teachers and students.


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Ten Digital Literacy Resources for Teachers

Ten Digital Literacy Resources for Teachers | Wrexham Schools ICT | Scoop.it
It is never too late to teach students about digital literacy. As educators it is crucial to share with students how to be safe with what they say on the Internet, and what they select as sources.

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Hwb+ to continue until August 2018

 

Education Minister, Huw Lewis has confirmed the Welsh Government’s ongoing commitment to Hwb+, the all-Wales learning platform. The announcement means the project will continue until August 2018. Hwb+, launched in December 2012, provides every school in Wales with their own individual learning platform and access to high quality online tools; most notably Microsoft Office 365. Accessing online tools via the national Hwb+ platform allows for a consistent approach across all schools.

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Coding in the Classroom: Here to Stay - Getting Smart

Coding in the Classroom: Here to Stay - Getting Smart | Wrexham Schools ICT | 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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David W. Deeds's curator insight, November 27, 2014 8:57 AM

Thanks to John Evans.

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.

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.


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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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The MindShift Guide to Digital Games and Learning

The MindShift Guide to Digital Games and Learning | Wrexham Schools ICT | Scoop.it
The MindShift Guide to Digital Games and Learning explains key ideas in game-based learning, pedagogy, implementation, and assessment. This guide makes sense of the available research and provides suggestions for practical use.
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Luís Cálix's curator insight, November 19, 2014 5:38 AM

PDF aqui

http://www.kqed.org/assets/pdf/news/MindShift-GuidetoDigitalGamesandLearning.pdf

Ruth Reynolds's curator insight, November 19, 2014 6:16 PM

This has great implications for Humanities and Social Sciences teaching - gaming as learning.

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

Why (And How) To Start Teaching Coding In School - Edudemic | Wrexham Schools ICT | 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

adicionar a sua visão ...

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Announcing Digital Citizenship on Nearpod!

Announcing Digital Citizenship on Nearpod! | Wrexham Schools ICT | Scoop.it
Our award-winning curriculum gets paired with an award-winning platform.
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Online Safety & Digital Citizenship from K to 6

Online Safety & Digital Citizenship from K to 6 | Wrexham Schools ICT | Scoop.it
As a tech teacher, I consider the most vital part of my job is to teach students how to use technology safely and responsibly.  Last year, in my new role as an Instructional Technology Teacher, I h...

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The Truth About Snapchat: A Digital Literacy Lesson for Us All - The Digital Shift

The Truth About Snapchat: A Digital Literacy Lesson for Us All  - The Digital Shift | Wrexham Schools ICT | Scoop.it
The idea of Snapchat is simple, delightfully so. Take an image or a video and send it to a friend. Ten seconds after the receiver opens the file, it self-destructs—or does it? The truth is "the Internet never forgets," says INFOdocket's Gary Price.
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Dave Webb's curator insight, April 13, 2015 3:46 PM

I'm not sure I agree that "sharing horror stories" is the best way to educate young people about the perils and pitfalls of sharing things online, but this article makes several important points that parents can use to help educated their kids to keep them safe online.

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What No One Tells You About Social Media in Education

What No One Tells You About Social Media in Education | Wrexham Schools ICT | Scoop.it
» What No One Tells You About Social Media in Education |

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Lisa Johnson 's curator insight, March 19, 2015 11:05 AM

Lots of great tips and insight gleaned from Guy Kawasaki himself. Ways we can support sharing of our own pedagogy and best practices and how students can shine with positive social media presence.

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Basic digital skills - Digital and technology skills - Guidance - GOV.UK

Basic digital skills - Digital and technology skills - Guidance - GOV.UK | Wrexham Schools ICT | Scoop.it

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Technology for Learning: Successful Futures

Technology for Learning: Successful Futures | Wrexham Schools ICT | Scoop.it

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Gareth Morgan's curator insight, February 25, 2015 4:59 PM

My early thoughts and questions on the digital competency and computer science elements of Prof. Donaldson's review into the curriculum and assessment in Wales.

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Teaching in the Age of Minecraft - theatlantic.com

Teaching in the Age of Minecraft - theatlantic.com | Wrexham Schools ICT | Scoop.it
With more than 18 million downloads to date, Minecraft is the best-selling computer game of all time; the game’s free-form structure has made it popular with kids and adults alike. But little by little, teachers, parents, and students have discovered that the game can be used for educational purposes, too. Former teacher Joel Levin and his colleagues founded a startup called TeacherGaming that aims to bring Minecraft into classrooms everywhere, helping students and teachers of all disciplines use their creativity to design projects, free from the kinds of limitations they would face using traditional methods.

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Donna Rosenberger's curator insight, February 9, 2015 4:27 PM

Kids like to check out other kid's worlds.  Learning together! 

Willemijn Schmitz's curator insight, February 10, 2015 4:45 AM

Minecraft in de klas

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Using Minecraft to Challenge Students and Keep Learning Fun - Fractus Learning

Using Minecraft to Challenge Students and Keep Learning Fun - Fractus Learning | Wrexham Schools ICT | Scoop.it
Much more than just a video game, Minecraft is being used by thousands of educators to tackle learning concepts in an amazingly fun digital environment.

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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, January 14, 2015 2:03 AM

A good approach into using Minecraft with our students...

Mónica Beloso's curator insight, February 2, 2015 10:55 AM

añada su visión ...

Miguel Angel Perez Alvarez's curator insight, February 20, 2015 9:42 AM

Challenge is the key point using tech to mediate cognitive scaffolding. Minecraft is an essential environment to develop reasoning skills.

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Tynker Launches 10 New Coding Activities to Support the Hour of Code - AVATARGENERATION

Tynker Launches 10 New Coding Activities to Support the Hour of Code - AVATARGENERATION | Wrexham Schools ICT | Scoop.it
Thousands of schools are participating in Hour of Code, a global initiative to get more kids engaged in computer science. Tynker, a creative platform to help children develop programming skills, has launched 10 new coding activities to support the hour of code. Tynker’s unique approach motivates students to learn because they can create their own characters, animate them, and rapidly build their own games and interactive stories, using visual block-based programming.

The real excitement is best heard in the voices of students who previewed an Hour of Code with Tynker:

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30+ Resources for Programming and Coding with Elementary

30+ Resources for Programming and Coding with Elementary | Wrexham Schools ICT | Scoop.it
» STEM Day Recap… |

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Lisa Johnson 's curator insight, November 21, 2014 9:06 AM

Lesson Ideas and Apps Included:

Lisa Johnson 's curator insight, November 21, 2014 9:07 AM

30+ Resources for Apps for Coding/Programming with Elementary included!

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A Great New Tool to Teach Kids Coding ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Great New Tool to Teach Kids Coding ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Wrexham Schools ICT | Scoop.it
Code Studio is a newly released platform geared towards helping students from kindergarten to high school learn the different coding concepts. Code Studio which is a product of the popular nonprofit group Code.org known for its relentless efforts to make coding part of the curricula.

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msayrach's curator insight, September 28, 2014 7:33 AM

Una gran eina per ensenyar als alumnes codificació. També executable al navegador de l'ipad

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, September 29, 2014 11:51 AM

This looks interesting. Students can learn using this coding course, step by step.