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What are your thoughts on this experience? Did you struggle? As Seymour Papert wrote in Mindstorms (1980) the notion of intellectual products only being right or wrong is something we must reconsider. Instead, we should determine if student work is fixable.   This mindset might make us less fearful of being wrong, especially when programmers… (Show more)
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What do you notice in this video with regards to ISTE Standards, 21st century fluencies and Ontario Learning Skills?   How do ISTE Standards align to our Ontario Learning Skills? Does your school board define “21st Century Competencies?” Do you? What would those skills look like? What neat projects have you seen or done that help facilitate the… (Show more)
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Do you notice a difference between Python and other languages? What is different? Please post your thoughts in the thread below.
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What are your thoughts on this experience? Please post your thoughts in the thread below.
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Unplugged activities not only get students off devices, they tend to get them up and moving. As an intermediate teacher, my Data Management curriculum has us exploring mean, median, mode and a variety of graphs. Have you ever wondered how spreadsheets sort data when you click a column heading? Here are a variety of sorting algorithms used by… (Show more)
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Reflect on your own practice as an educator. Which standard do you relate to the most? Which one would you like to improve on? Why? How? What could be changed? Post your thoughts in the thread below.
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Python is (in my opinion) one of the best and easiest syntax languages to begin with because it has less rules than other languages. For example, most languages require a semicolon at the end of each line. With python, there is less syntax to have to remember. In this blog post, I also created Rock Paper Scissors, Guess a Number Game and a Dice… (Show more)
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Please take a moment to tell us a little about yourself below. Who are you? Where/what are you teaching? What intrigued you to take this course? What do you hope to learn? How do you hope to use this learning? How can we best support you? What hobbies/passions do you currently enjoy? What social media do you use for your PLN? (and what is… (Show more)
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Reflect on your classroom this year. Which standards do you feel you empowered most? Which standards would you like to improve on? Why? How? What could be changed? Post your thoughts in the thread below.
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With regards to Design Thinking, how can we use the potential of bluetooth and Micro:Bit to have students create projects? In this example, students code a backpack alarm system. At my home, I have considered using the Micro:Bit as an alarm for my chicken coop. Using the “On Shake” input, a Micro:Bit attached to the coop door could trigger a… (Show more)
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