IT'S THE LARGEST LEARNING EVENT IN HISTORY!!!
The Hour of Code™ is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries.
Next week (December 5-11) marks a global education event with the The Hour of Code™. This movement "started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify 'code', to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with 1-hour coding activities but expanding to all sorts of community efforts.... This grassroots campaign is supported by over 400 partners and 200,000 educators worldwide." (https://hourofcode.com/us)
Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show that by 2020, there will be 1.4 million new computer science jobs, but only 400,000 computer science students. -US News and World Report (Dec. 27, 2013)
Hour of Code™ activities are planned in each school throughout BBE Public Schools. Some events will be taking place throughout the day in computer labs and in classrooms with student iPads. The purpose of the Hour of Code™ is to give students an introduction to what it takes to create the resources that we all use everyday. It gives students the chance to be more than just consumers of technology. They can be creators as well. It also gives young people the chance to challenge themselves within the the 4Cs, especially as it relates to creativity and critical thinking. If you are interested in learning more about how you can offer your students the Hour of Code™, please contact me!
iPad only - iOS 10 or Higher
Available offline after downloading the app and module(s)
Coding language can be used to create and share resources for MacOS, WatchOS, or iOS devices.
DON'T FORGET ABOUT SOME OF OUR WONDERFUL LEARNING TOOLS:
ThingLink is a tool that allows the user (students or staff) the chance to take images and embed interactive media. For example, a student can take a map of the United States and embed text and video outline key components of each region. Another example could include students in a science class working with a diagram of a cell. Students could "label" each part with both text and a short video that outlines key features of each part of the cell. Likewise, a teacher can provide students with learning material (eg. short video) embedded within a learning map.
ARE WE USING THE FOLLOWING ORGANIZATIONAL TOOLS WITH OUR STUDENTS?????
Google Keep is a tool that allows users to document, organize, share, and collaborate any information or ideas. It is part of our G Suite (formally Google Apps for Education) and can be accessed via the "9-dots" or Go Keep as an iPad app. This is a great tool for students who are taking notes in class (easily organized by category or class), completing study notecards, organizing projects, or sharing ideas. Images and voice audio can also be embedded and organized. Google Keep is available as an app for iPads as well as available online using any computer.
SUPPORTING READING FLUENCY AND INTEGRATING THE 4 C'S WITH TECHNOLOGY!
The premise behind both apps is that it allows students to record their own reading using their iPad, and easily listen back to how they sound when they read paying attention to pieces like pace and voice inflection. By creating journals, students can creatively track and monitor their own reading while also sharing their work with others (ex. teacher, parents, etc...).
iGNITE THE CLASSROOM "IDEAS"
MRS. BENTS AND MRS. GULLICKSON IGNITING US ABOUT ORGANIZING DIGITAL CURRICULUM AND QR CODES!
MRS. SANDERS AND MRS. SACKREITER (VIRTUALLY PRESENTED) ON GOOGLE+ AND SCREENCASTOMATIC/ EDPUZZLE
CHECK OUT THE NEW COMMENTING FEATURES IN PADLET!!!
DON'T FORGET ABOUT THE #12daysofbbetwitter CHALLENGE
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NOVEMBER "BINGO TECH CHALLENGE" WINNER! THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED AND SHARED THEIR PASSION FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING!