Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) is an annual initiative that aims to inspire K-12 students to take interest in computer science. During this annual program, schools around the world host their own Hour of Code™. Organized by Code.org, Hour of Code™ is a one-hour basic introduction designed to celebrate and expand participation in computer science. This year, CSEdWeek took place from December 5th to 11th, and two of edWeb.net’s professional learning communities (PLC) presented webinars that highlighted the importance of coding and computer science in education.
In this edWeb.net webinar presented by the Teaching Kids to Code community, Grant Hosford and Joe Shochet, co-founders of the award-winning learning game company codeSpark discussed the primary research and third party research that fuels their game development. This webinar is valuable for administrators, teachers, curriculum experts, parents, and STEM specialists.
In this webinar, presented by the Teaching Kids to Code community on edWeb.net, Trish Cloud offers practical tips and information on how she did just that with her students in grades 1-5.
In this webinar for the Teaching Kids to Code community on edWeb.net, Kiki Prottsman, Executive Director of thinkersmith.org, discussed how just one hour of exposure can spark a love for problem solving.
edWeb.net has launched a free professional learning community (PLC), Teaching Kids to Code, to help teachers integrate computer science and coding into classroom lessons.
With so many apps and digital tools marketed to young children, it’s hard to know what kind of experiences children are having when engaging with them. Not all apps are created equal, and this edWeb.net Prek-3 Digital Learning webinar explored the issue by examining the different affordances of digital playgrounds (and playpens).
When it comes to teaching students to code, finding cheap or free software isn’t the problem. But finding free personnel who are trained in curriculum and coding instruction? Now, that’s a challenge.