Teaching computer coding skills and concepts in the primary grades may sound like a challenge, but now there are hands-on activities and age-appropriate software that engage young students in this type of learning. And, starting the learning process in grades K-2 can build students’ confidence and reduce the challenges they face later when working on coding projects in the upper grades.
In this edWebinar, explore how to expose young students to computer science topics in early childhood instruction to build foundations for student learning.
Storytelling can create educational environments where content is approachable and relatable, gives meaning to complex information, and creates new pathways to existing knowledge. According to the presenters of a recent edWebinar, Jenni Light, Senior Manager of Insights and Strategy for Cartoon Network, John Britt, Writer and Producer at Cartoon Network, Creative Group, and Chris Rettstatt, Product Manager at Wonder Workshop, STEM projects are designed to ensure that students have opportunities to learn problem-solving skills, engage in real-life experiments and analyze data. While these types of projects can be fun in their own right, adding a story and humor to the lesson increases overall student engagement.
In this edWebinar, Sara Delano Moore, Ph.D., Director of Professional Learning at ORIGO Education, will review an overview of computational thinking and explore the components of decomposition and algorithmic thinking in more depth.
This edWebinar will provide an overview of computational thinking and explore the components of patterning and abstraction in more depth.
In this edWebinar, you’ll learn creative strategies to help you connect robotics to relatable real-world scenarios so that your students carry the learning with them beyond the project and classroom.
Whether you are beginning your journey into computer science with no experience or a seasoned educator looking for new activities to bring coding to life in your classroom or school, this edWebinar will provide you with resources you need.
Learn how teaching-ready tools with specially designed activities and lessons can help engage students and inspire cross-curricular learning.
In this edWebinar, review some of the current obstacles and opportunities for introducing the value of a computer science education for all.
In this edWebinar, learn more about how to embrace a maker’s mindset, popular in makerspaces and fablabs across the globe.