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Think Like A Coder! A New Children's Book!

Think Like A Coder! A New Children’s Book!

​Hello, world! We have some incredibly exciting news to share! This week we quietly released two amazing resources – Think Like a Coder and Scratching The Surface! Coding is everywhere! Follow along with a girl and her dog as they explore computational thinking in their everyday activities. Colourful illustrations and easy to access text help […]

Building Community and Coding in the Classroom via @ValerieSousa7

Building Community and Coding in the Classroom via @ValerieSousa7

“Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success.” – Henry Ford One of my main goals as a Kindergarten teacher is to build a strong community in the classroom. Children need to feel safe and valued within our classroom family. I often hear or read about different lessons, ideas […]

Kindergarten: Meet Them Where They Are and Watch Where They Will Go via @McMenemyTweets

Kindergarten: Meet Them Where They Are and Watch Where They Will Go via @McMenemyTweets

Kindergarten…28 little bodies in one room.  28 little minds all coming at you from different places, with different experiences, different abilities and different stories.  Some of those 28 are still just three years old.  Some are turning six.  Some of those 28 can read and write and rhyme off math facts.  Some can barely make […]

Makerspaces Are For EVERY Student! via @LauraBCarr

Makerspaces Are For EVERY Student! via @LauraBCarr

Maybe you’re reading this because, like me, you’re passionate about makerspaces. Maybe you’ve heard all the buzz about makerspaces, but don’t really understand what they are. If you’re in the latter category, here’s a quick overview: In an educational setting, a makerspace is an area designed for students that allows them to work together to […]

Using Code to Empower Math Learning via @MsNizam5

Using Code to Empower Math Learning via @MsNizam5

I recently completed a University course for teachers titled, Integration of Information and Computer Technology, where the focus is on improving the teaching and learning process through technology-driven learning. I thought I was signing up for a routine online learning experience, where I may have struggled to find the time needed to complete the assigned […]

What Else Am I Learning When I Code? via @MsLCarruthers #CodeBreaker

What Else Am I Learning When I Code? via @MsLCarruthers #CodeBreaker

As a recent graduate from the Concurrent Education program at Brock University, I felt well-versed and prepared to integrate technology within my future classroom. My universities’ “Teaching with Technology” course, placements with 1:1 student tech, and various professional development sessions had given me the experience, knowledge and confidence to meaningfully utilize these tools. However, when […]