computer science

5 Reasons To Try a STEM Program

Many decisions go into planning for the upcoming school year. For example, you might look for ways to increase collaboration as students work together towards a common goal. Or you might commit to bring in more opportunities for students to explore different careers — like a STEM program that supports critical and computational thinking. Are […]

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How to Support Girls in STEM with Dr. Mina Jo Blazy – Easy EdTech Podcast 119

In this episode, Dr. Mina Jo Blazy joins for a conversation around the importance of empowering women in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields! You’ll hear Dr. Blazy focus on all things STEM including how to support girls in STEM starting in elementary school. How to Support Girls in STEM Do you want […]

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How to Launch Your Own STEM Academy with Brite

Have you thought about starting a STEM Academy program at your school or district? Do you have an after-school program and want to expand into STEM and coding? There are lots of benefits to creating programs that include computer science and coding elements. But even when you know that this type of program is essential […]

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How to Bring Coding Activities Into Any Classroom

Coding activities come in many different forms and might have more of a place in your classroom than you think. As a gateway to digital skills, coding experiences can spark conversations around digital citizenship, media literacy, and so much more. If you’ve thought about introducing coding activities into your classroom, there is a set of […]

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On-Demand Hands-On Gamified Career Training for Students

This post is partnership with Circadence. All opinions are my own. What does it look like to use gamified career training during distance learning? I connected with the team at Circadence earlier this year, and I’m excited to tell you about their platform. From independent study opportunities for students to cybersecurity and computer science electives, […]

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Virtual Robotics Competition for Students from CoderZ

This post is sponsored by CoderZ. All opinions are my own. Are your students exploring robotics this year? A new virtual robotics competition from CoderZ is perfect for middle and high school students! If you’re looking for a new way for students to explore STEM and computer science topics, this opportunity has got you covered. […]

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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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Teach Coding to Elementary Students with an Adventure Course

How can you teach coding to elementary school students? This question might feel like a mighty one, but there is a new resource designed to tackle this challenge. If you’ve thought about introducing elementary school-aged students to coding and robotics, CoderZ Adventure is a fantastic resource! If you follow along with the blog, you may […]

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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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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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