Category: ISTE Standards

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Skype, Reading, and Africa… Meet Julie Hembree

Julie Hembree is an Ed Tech leader for our district, a Microsoft Innovative Expert & Master Skype Trainer, and Books to Africa Partnership founder. Julie has been sharing her love of Skype with teachers around the district, most recently during Summer Tech Camp and Tech Kickoff. Julie was recently featured on our district website. Cougar ...

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Happy Halloween and Creepy Coding

Do you have a Code Studio whiz kid in your class? If so, they may enjoy the new spooky Special Levels. Just in time for Halloween! Click here to try it out for yourself! There is a bit of math involved with this puzzle, students should know area of a circle or be ready to ...

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K-5 Computer Science Fundamentals from Code.org

Code.org believes that every student should have the opportunity to learn computer science, and that the reasons are far more varied than simply having a strong resume. Critical thinking, logic, persistence, and creativity help students excel at problem-solving in all subject areas, no matter what their age. Teachers interested in learning more may sign up for ...

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Hour of Code adds Minecraft module

This week, Code.org announced that they have partnered with the folks behind Minecraft to create a Minecraft module for Hour of Code. Your guide is Jens, the lead programmer behind Minecraft. You get to choose between coding Alex or Steve (your students will know why that’s cool.) This module teaches code similarly to the Star ...

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The Force Is With Hour of Code This Year

Hour of Code is an annual celebration of computer programming. It is a chance for teachers to bring computer science into the classroom, in a way that engages and introduces students to the joys and challenges of computer programming. For a week each year, Code.org partners with school districts and teachers across the country to do ...