Posts tagged as: Scratch

Day in My Life as a Learning Resource Designer

I thought it might be fun to share a short “day in my life as a Scratch Learning Resource Designer” and a small tour of my personal office space, as I work remotely from home. I’d shared something similar while a student with Skillcrush years ago. (You may also want to checkout my post “Growing…

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Tinkering at the Logo Summer Institute

I had a really great experience at the Logo Summer Institute this week! Thank you to the organizers and wonderful presenters. I attended the virtual week and am thankful sessions running concurrently were recorded so I can spend time in the coming weeks catching up on lessons I missed while live in others. There were…

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Examples of Digital Citizenship Resources

Digital Citizenship, Online Privacy, and Fact Checking

Digital Citizenship and Online Privacy As I teach students to code, one thing I stress is good digital citizenship and online privacy. For instance, as I teach elementary students about using Scratch, I point out that having a Scratch account* enables them to save and share their own projects, create studios, and leave comments on…

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Want to Start Coding? Ideas to Get You Going.

Learning to code is really a vehicle to teach computational thinking skills. It can help you learn to problem solve, understand how to work through frustration, experience collaborating and communicating with others, and practice breaking processes down into smaller, manageable steps. Important life skills! There are a number of great free places to start playing with code so you can find the language(s) you enjoy….

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Me Wearing My Coded micro:bit Timer

Learning by Teaching Others

I’ve had the great privilege the last few weeks of getting into the classroom with kids. Even if you have been playing with code for years, there is always something new to learn. And my own journey (teaching adults and now kids about coding) has shown me that I may be “the teacher” but I, too, walk away from sessions having learned something new….

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