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Click to view content  By Christian Landy   Students often enjoy playing trivia style games for consolidating and solidifying understanding of course content. The micro:bit, which is prevalent in the global education community and is now available in many schools, can add a physical dimension to trivia games, and can provide students with an opportunity to program…
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Click to view contentBy Steve and Lisa Floyd   21st century and global competencies are the focus of educational jurisdictions everywhere, as we prepare our students to navigate a rapidly changing world where technology is ubiquitous. Here in Ontario, the 21st Century Competencies foundation document was released in 2016 by the Ministry of Education for discussion…
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Click to view content    By: Jessica Weber   So what does computational thinking have to do with 3D printing anyways? Turns out a lot! In this post, I hope to shed some light on how computational practices are evident in student learning while engaged in the 3D design process.   Computational Practices Defined:  Brennan and Resnick (2012) outline key dimensions of… (Show more)
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Click to view content  By:  Lisa Anne Floyd   Probability and number sense are important strands explored in math classrooms and they provide us with a fun and engaging context to explore coding concepts. In this article, we share instructions to create a simple two-dice game. Although the guided materials are provided, it is important that students are challenged…
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Click to view content    By: Lisa Anne Floyd   As the school year draws to a close for many of us, I thought I’d share a coding activity that you might try with your students in the last few days. Inspired by the FIFA Women’s World Cup, I’ve shared a series of video tutorials to assist you or your students with making a Soccer Scoring Application that uses the Video…
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Click to view contentBy Steve and Lisa Floyd   In 2016 Ontario's Ministry of Education released a foundation document for discussion that focused on 21st century and global competencies.   "What’s new in the 21st century is the call for education systems to emphasize and develop these competencies in explicit and intentional ways through deliberate changes in…
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