Mathematician in the Crib: Dr. Jean Clinton
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Take a minute and introduce yourself to the rest of the group. On a scale of one to ten how techie are you?
What kind of success would you need to have buy in from staff?
Mini-lessons and quick coding activities. Start with a simple creation and then have students create more code to improve or enhance their creations. I also think we need to constantly talk about the curriculum connections that exist and more importantly, what marks we can get from each activity. I mark the coding activities for the homeroom…
Other than admin buy in, what are some barriers you are anticipating you will face? Can we creatively help each other overcome these barriers?
There are a number of barriers that we need to overcome to promote coding in our schools. First, we need to convince the staff in our schools that coding will play a relevant role in their future. Similar to industrial arts, coding (and computer science in general) are subjects that most teachers probably did not take in high school and…
Watch the video above, Kids Learning to Code | How England is pushing to teach coding in school.What do you think about what they are doing in England? Now, thinking about our previous task, is coding a necessary skill to have? How would your students engage other students and staff about coding?
Can you envision a classroom that supports our students as “agents” rather than “recipients” of knowledge. Can you see how coding can be an extension of entrepreneurialism?
What are some of your thoughts about coding in the classroom? Were you able to resolve any misconceptions?
Hi Anne, I agree with your comment about the 6 misconceptions. I think every school needs to read this book!!! It gives us insight into the minds and reasoning of why one might not want to integrate technology, but gives us inspiration that anyone can do this!!! I find that my students truly are engaged and are focused when using technology.…
Type of Professional Learning External Event Intended Learning Outcomes ECOO is the Educational Computing Organization of Ontario and OASBO is the Ontario Association of School Business Officials Theme: Bring IT Together Suggested Participants · Elementary and secondary teachers · …
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Can you see yourself encompassing coding to level the playing field for your students? Do you see evidence of coding in your school?
Coding presents opportunities for all students to learn about themselves. I have students on IEPs who code exceptionally well, but need an IEP because of difficulty with subject content. Since I teach in the Library, almost all my coding lessons involve having the homeroom teacher in the Library with me while the students are coding. The…