# October 2014

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## Female Students Develop Measurement App #edtech #csk8

Below is just another example of using coding to support numeracy. Two girls, yes I said girls, coded this app to solve some of the repetitive problems required in our 2D Measurement strand. What is great about this process is how the students had to understand and apply the relationships and formulas before they could […]

## PhotoMath Answers Incorrect Homework Questions, Correctly by @mraspinall

PhotoMath came across my Zite feed today and I jumped at the chance to read the article with my students, in the moment – they then wrote opinion blogs on the thought of an app doing their ‘homework’. I had a hunch it was the app I have been looking for – and predicted a […]

## Why Teach Computer Science in K-8? I Want Every Kid to Code by @mraspinall

Evey kid should learn to code because it teaches you how to think. -Steve Jobs Yesterday I had a bit of a flashback. Our VP’s niece is currently studying Physics at Laurentian University whre it is mandatory for her to take a Java programming course. I am happy to hear that ‘real’ computer science is […]

## App Smashing + Augmented Reality = Culminating Math Activity by @mraspinall

App Smashing: A Definition … The art of imaginatively using multiple apps to create an enhanced project. There are no limitations here peeps … let your mind (and your students minds) soar! I’ve been feeling quite inspired lately. I account some of that to my role on our TLLP project of helping others with technology. […]

## Finding The Factors of a Number Using Computer Science by @mraspinall #edtech

Factors and multiples. A very important mathematics concept. Understanding how to determine factors and multiples is a unique skill. There are divisibility rules for numbers ending in 0, 5, 2 etc. There is the sum of the digits rule. This week we took these practices to the next step. When it was evident we (as […]