In honor of Computer Science Education Week, I have been traveling around to volunteer at local Rhode Island schools to show students and teachers how they can get started with coding without even touching devices! I feel it is important to understand and develop logic skills before introducing a programming language to new learners. Unplugged […]
How To Start Integrating Coding Into Project Based Learning
This post first appeared on Edudemic and EdTechTeacher’s blog True Project Based Learning (PBL) challenges students to acquire deeper knowledge of a concept by establishing connections outside their classroom. According to the research on PBL, the main tenets are to create real world connections, develop critical thinking skills, foster structured collaboration, motivate student driven work, and […]
Creating a Community of Learners with Coding
THIS POST FIRST APPEARED ON EDUDEMIC THEN EDTECHTEACHER Professional coders work collaboratively, and rarely does a computer scientist create a program solely on their own. Every successful programming project evolves as a result of Iterations of code, the merging of ideas, and the contributions of the individual team members. Not only does coding empower students to […]
Why Teach Coding in Schools?
This post first appeared on Edudemic then EdTechTeacher Fueled by an incredible demand in the workforce for proficient programmers and the need to teach critical thinking skills, the coding movement in schools has exploded. Furthermore, we all communicate through technology, so we should at least know the basic premise of coding because the gadget sitting in […]