In episode 16 Shawn speaks with Haley Shoaf, the Vice President of Impact at Launch Code. LaunchCode is an innovative start up that aims to address the shortage of talented coders by providing paid internships and training to people in cities around the country. More than just preparing people for the new world of work, this program allows people to change their lives and find a place in the rapidly changing and tech focused economy.
This guest post from Cathy Lannert (@cathyl4) first appeared on Daily Genius. I never thought the best part of my school year would be teaching computer coding to 5th graders. I’m a literacy teacher. Math and science are fine, but I love text, guided reading groups and writing workshop. Then my class tried the Hour […]
Learning to code doesn’t have to begin with learning a programming language. With apps like Hopscotch and Scratch., learning to code becomes the by-product of creation process. In this Webinar, we will explore the apps available to create digital stories using logic and animations. You will be having so much fun creating and […]
This post first appeared on Edutopia. We teach kids how to write by first immersing them in stories and literature. We should adopt this same approach to teach coding and programming. In fact, this is something I already do: giving every child a background in coding that allows those who are interested and motivated […]
This post first appeared on Edudemic. True Project Based Learning (PBL) challenges students to acquire deeper knowledge of a concept by establishing connections outside their classroom. According to the research on PBL, the main tenets are to create real world connections, develop critical thinking skills, foster structured collaboration, motivate student driven work, and enable a […]
This post first appeared on Edudemic. Professional coders work collaboratively, and rarely does a computer scientist create a program solely on their own. Every successful programming project evolves as a result of Iterations of code, the merging of ideas, and the contributions of the individual team members. Not only does coding empower students to think […]
This post first appeared on Edudemic. 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 […]
Welcome to May! It’s the home stretch to summer, and we have some great resources for these final weeks of the school year. Games are Good for you! Minecraft, Hopscotch, and the Wolves of Isle Royale… Douglas Kiang, Maggie Keeler, and Kate Wilson gave us some great resources for thinking about What Games Teach Us About […]