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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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Click to view content    By: Lesley Robertson & Ryan Matthews   How do you build a making culture within your school? This was the question we were left to ponder after a year in our brand new makerspace. We felt that the space was ready. We had stocked the shelves with everything from cardboard to hot glue sticks and we had purchased the tools to program, cut, build…
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Click to view content    By: Steven Floyd   Many parents, teachers, administrators and policy makers all around the world are exploring the potential of having young children learn to program a computer. Computer science is an exciting field of study, one that impacts, and is impacted by, many different economical, social, and technological areas of our lives.…
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Click to view content    Have your students tried block-based coding and are they now ready for a new challenge? Check out this article related to solving equations using the Python programming language.       By: Peter Farrell   One way to solve a simple equation like 2x + 5 = 13   with programming is using brute force by substituting random numbers for x until we…
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Click to view content  By: Lisa Anne Floyd and Barb Seaton   Unplugged activities are often used as an approach to learn computer science concepts without the use of computers. There is research that supports the use of unplugged activities as a means to effectively introduce students to Computational Thinking, especially when done in a familiar context (Repenning et…