computer programming

How to Incorporate Computational Thinking in Any Subject with Jorge Valenzuela – Easy EdTech Podcast 066

In this episode, you’ll hear from Jorge Valenzuela as he shares the what, why and how of computational thinking in classrooms. Jorge describes how to use the foundations of computational thinking in any subject area. We’ll talk about our favorite EdTech tools and strategies, and Jorge shares his book Rev Up Robotics. Listen to the […]

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A Robotics Kit (and Lessons) for Your STEM Program

With just a few days to go, I’m excited today to tell you about a new Kickstarter campaign. It features a low-cost learning platform perfect for STEM programs. The TechLabs TL1 SWARM Robotics Kit includes everything you’ll need for bringing robots into a STEM Program.  The team at TechLabs reached out to me this spring […]

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Everything You Need to Ace Computer Science and Coding

This spring, the creators of a special guide reached out to me. Their popular resource for students has millions of copies in print. I’m excited to share it with you in today’s blog post. Everything You Need to Ace Computer Science and Coding in One Big Fat Notebook is a study guide for middle schoolers. You can now […]

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From Screen to Robot: Engaging Students with Interactive STEM Education

Have you used robots in your classroom? A few years ago, I had the chance to connect with the team at Robokind, and today I have some significant updates to share with you. If you’re looking to bring interactive STEM experiences into your classroom, you’ll want to meet Robon! Just last week, I had the […]

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Cyber Robotics Curriculum for Coding and STEM Skill-building

Over the past few years, I’ve had the chance to visit schools and talk with teachers who use robotics with students. Although this type of technology is definitely fun, using a robotics curriculum with students helps introduce foundational coding and STEM skills strategically. But how can you make sure that you are addressing all of […]

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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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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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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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