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.