coding

Learn to Code STEAM Lesson Plans for Every Teacher

What STEAM resources do you use at your school? If you’re on the hunt for lesson plans perfect for a STEAM program, SAM Labs has a new resource you’ll want to check out! Learn to Code from SAM Labs is designed for fourth through eighth graders and is perfect for helping students develop computational thinking […]

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Coding in the Classroom with Avokiddo Apps for Kids

I love the Hour of Code and how students across the world celebrate coding at the end of each calendar year. Regular readers know that I love to spotlight seasonal topics, but I sometimes worry that isolating terrific resources to a month or a week makes it seem like they don’t have a regular place […]

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Robo Wunderkind STEM Education for Elementary Students

What does coding curriculum look like in elementary school? The folks at Robo Wunderkind have a curriculum and kits of resources specifically designed with elementary school students in mind. You can find Robo Wunderkind in hundreds of schools and thousands homes. It has been embraced by educators, students, and families throughout the world! STEM Education […]

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Online Coding Competition for High School Girls

Last month on the blog I featured Girls Go CyberStart, a special cybersecurity and coding competition for high school girls. This totally free online coding competition is in full swing and there is still time to join! In this blog post I’ll share lots of details on the competition so you can jump in right […]

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Girls Go CyberStart Cybersecurity Competition for Students

I am very excited to share a special opportunity with you! Regular followers of the blog know how much value I place on high-quality EdTech resources that help students prepare for the world of both today and tomorrow. So when the team behind Girls Go CyberStart first told me about their competition, I wanted to […]

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New Programmable Robot for Classrooms from Sphero Edu

Are you ready to take robots in your classroom to the next level? I am so excited to share something totally new from Sphero Edu. This programmable robot is like nothing I’ve seen before, and I can’t wait to tell you all about it. There is a special Kickstarter going on for just a few […]

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Coding App Kids’n’Code: Explore Basic Concepts of Programming

Interested in exploring basic concepts of programming with your students? Kids’n’Code is an app for iPads where students solve puzzles as they learn about coding. By identifying patterns and working their way through different problems, students will build a foundation for understanding how to code. Kids’n’Code Coding App This simple and straightforward app is specifically for elementary […]

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3 Reasons Teachers are Excited About Coding

Here’s my new post for Kami’s blog about! Click here to check out the original. Teachers with access to technology tools in their classroom are excited about coding! Learning the foundations of computer programming is easier than ever for students with a mobile device in their hand. There are now apps and websites geared towards students of all ages, making […]

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Junior Coder App to Support 21st Century Skills

The Junior Coder app supports 21st century skill development by providing students exposure and practice with computer programming skills.  The app teaches basic analytical skills, logical thinking and problem solving.  Kids will start to think about problems and solutions and how to break up big task into smaller units.  Each programming concept is introduced in a new […]

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Coda Coding Game: iPad Creation Tool for Students

Coda Game is a coding app for iPads that gives students the power to create their own games.  With this coding game, kids can build their own games with visual code blocks.  Students follow the steps and create their own game to play and share. Coda Coding Game The idea behind apps like Coda Game is […]

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