LEGO’s WeDo 2.0 teaches science, coding

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New wireless, tablet-ready robot-based learning system for elementary science curriculum teaches science and coding in a hands-on way. a hands-on science solution designed for elementary classrooms using a robot-based learning system. The solution combines the LEGO brick, classroom-friendly software and engaging, standards-based projects to teach elementary students essential science practices and skills.

The Progression of our Lower School Technology Integration

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In the last few days of the first semester of the 2003-2004 school year I was given the opportunity to speak with the teacher that was leaving the school briefly before he left for Christmas break to understand what the curriculum expectations were for the stand alone computer classes in the elementary school. Sometimes I would create web searches for our students to learn more about what they were studying in class but also learn the skill of good Internet searching.

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4 ways forward-thinking districts are inspiring more students to code

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Today’s League leaders are exposing students to computational thinking at a young age, giving current educators the opportunity to get certified, making CS a graduation requirement, and providing out-of-school learning opportunities, all of which are helping to close the participation gap in CS education. a mobile makerspace project that aims to inspire creativity and build problem-solving skills for its students.

K-12 Dealmaking: EverFi Raises $40 Million; Wonder Workshop Picks Up $20 Million

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In the latest dealmaking news, ed-tech company EverFi has raised $40 million from investors who include Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos and Google chairman Eric Schmidt, while children’s robot company Wonder Workshop raised $20 million. Wonder Workshop Raises $20 Million: Wonder Workshop , maker of Dash and Dot robots that teach kids computer science and coding fundamentals, has taken in $20 million in a Series B funding round, the company said in a blog posting on its website.

21 Things Every 21st Century Educator Should Try This Year (2018 Version)

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While these are becoming more common, I like the trend of having a weekly student “guest author” write up the ideas and learning objectives discussed in class. Have a class twitter or Instagram account to post about the day’s learning Just like a blog only smaller. One of my Ed Techs ( Ashley Pampe ) actually created a “Social Media” team on her elementary campus. You may find it helps their learning as well as behavior on those dreaded rainy days or test-taking days.

Learning Revolution Free PD - Angela Maiers Tonight - LOTS of 2014 Global Education Conference Updates - Proposal Deadline, Keynotes, and Volunteering

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The Learning Revolution Weekly Update October 21st, 2014 In a gentle way, you can shake the world. Mahatma Gandhi The Learning Revolution Project holds online and physical learning events, and highlights professional development opportunities from a network of 200 partners in the learning professions. To subscribe to this newsletter, please sign up at the Learning Revolution. Do you co-learn with a classroom across the globe?