November 2017

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Coding & The Power of the PLN

Coding & The Power of the PLN

Computer Science Education Week is Dec 4 – 10 and many educators are looking for the best resources to engage their students in a variety of ways. I LOVE being connected to SO many fantastic educators across the globe. Just today I was tagged in a tweet from someone looking for a coding resource. While […]

Pedagogy Before The Hour of Code

Pedagogy Before The Hour of Code

  Hour of Code week (err….Computer Science Education Week) is quickly approaching and the number of participants continues to grow rapidly. Social media is full of smiling faces, glowing screens and happy teachers engaged in wonderful coding tutorials. But this is where it falls apart. Tutorials. The end. Done. Finished. The box is checked. Next! […]

Minecraft Mathland

Minecraft Mathland

Michael Fullan (2013) describes critical thinking as the “ability to design and manage projects, solve problems, and make effective decisions using a variety of tools and resources” (p. 9).  Papert (1980) supports exercises that “open intellectual doors” (p. 63).  Minecraft tasks can be used to create experiences that can be otherwise challenging to design, which […]