Problem Solving, Algorithms and Unexpected Outcomes In week three students were asked to develop a procedure or algorithm for sorting 4-8 cards efficiently with the cards ordered from smallest to largest. The goal was to “collaboratively develop and iteratively improve an algorithm for… Show more
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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Supporting Early Language Learners
Anecdotal evidence suggests that some educators feel students are leaving the Ontario Early Years Kindergarten Program with weaker reading skills. Is this true? Is this a misconception? How can we adjust our teaching to support reading skills in a developmentally appropriate manner?
Welcome to Makerspaces: On the Spot & On a Dime! For all participants who are new please take a moment to tell us a little about yourself! 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… Show more
Hello all, My apologies for the late introduction! Who are you? I am Samantha Pitre- a new Vice Principal Where/what are you teaching? I am a full time VP at St.Anthony's School in Kincardine. What intrigued you to take this course? I wanted to be able to learn from and with people already in the role. What do you hope to learn? I hope to…
In this instalment of TeachOntario Talks, we are profiling and celebrating the work of Grade 1 teacher Tammy Eastman and her colleagues who embarked on a Teacher Learning and Leadership Program (TLLP) to promote student engagement and achievement through the use of practices to build self-efficacy among their students at David Bouchard Public…
The types of coding and computational thinking (CT) activities that we find to be most valuable are the ones that incorporate a wide variety of concepts and skills. In this activity, students can program a financial literacy game in Scratch that may also be combined with the Makey Makey. The program will ask the “player” to indicate the…
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Welcome back! A new school year is upon us and we’re excited to continue to share some of the great things going on in the province surrounding coding and computational thinking (CT). More and more attention is being given to coding and CT, both in Canada and the world. Our goal is to support educators as they change their practice to allow… Show more