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Students play video game in school

What Works: Design class gives students the power of choice

06/24/2020

Topics: Coding & robotics

Students in Gina Baragone’s design class may never be expected to code a robot, engineer a 3D-printed roller-coaster or make a stop-motion animated mov­ie in a professional setting. In fact, by the time they…

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a young boy uses a tablet in school

4 tips for teaching with tech: Online learning edition

06/24/2020

Topics: Coding & robotics, Online learning

Two weeks before school started, the iPads arrived. Sixth-grade English teacher Laurie Guyon, who had never touched the device before, suddenly found herself in the midst of an exploratory 1:1 pilot. Her…

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Two girls code a robotic vehicle

Teach kindergartners to code

10/29/2019

Topics: Coding & robotics

For today’s pre-kindergartners, learning computer coding is taking its place alongside learning their ABCs.

“We can agree that coding is important, but for children today, it will likely be…

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Students code a dance routine.

How to incorporate music and dance into lessons

09/03/2019

Topics: Coding & robotics, dance, music

Many students love music and dance, and research indicates that learning through music and structured movement is good educational…

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Students program a robot

Building AI: When student creators meet artificial intelligence, sparks fly

06/17/2019

Topics: Artificial intelligence, Coding & robotics

Gati Aher already has some ideas about how artificial intelligence could improve her after-school job.

It’s a small business with a heavy focus on marketing, where some employees spend hours each day…

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No device needed to teach kids to code

No device needed to teach kids to code

01/29/2019

Topics: Coding & robotics, Computational Thinking

Leka DeGroot can relate to teachers who would like to bring coding to their classrooms but just can’t fathom fitting it in.

“Teachers often tell me, ‘It sounds great but I don’t have time, or I don’t have the skills,’ but you don’t have to be a computer scientist to teach coding,”…

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The 10 best edtech posts of 2018

The 10 best edtech posts of 2018

12/31/2018

Topics: Coding & robotics, Digital Citizenship, Tools

What do educators love to read about? Judging from the most popular posts that appeared on the ISTE Blog in 2018, they are looking for ideas and strategies for…

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Use coding to engage students in reading, writing lessons

Use coding to engage students in reading, writing lessons

03/02/2020

Topics: Coding & robotics, Literacies

It’s easy to think of coding as a skill that applies only to math or science, or to think coding is something not easily taught to the youngest learners. Heidi Williams is busting those myths, proving coding can be applied to reading and writing,…

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Educators should be on front lines of making STEM, CS a reality for all

Educators should be on front lines of making STEM, CS a reality for all

12/19/2018

Topics: Coding & robotics, Computational Thinking, STEM & STEAM

Not long ago, I was a high school student sitting in a classroom wondering how taking a particular class would help me in life.

Luckily, most of the courses I was taking actually complemented what I planned to study in college – computer science.

Even as a child, I was intrigued…

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