Thursday, April 16, 2015

Coding in Our Schools

Does the Hour of Code excite your students?  Do you expose them to coding during December?  What follow-up do you provide?

Check out this updated blog post from Edutopia.  They have included many activities, apps, and websites that will help teachers incorporate coding throughout the year!  I really like that it includes resources for all ages and activities that don't require a computer (check out the "unplugged lessons").

What exciting ways are you incorporating coding into all curricular areas?  Please share your inspiring stories!

15 Ways of Teaching Every Student to Code (Even Without a Computer)

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Digilit Club at Wendell Middle School

The Digilit Club meets once a month after school at Wendell Middle with the goal of helping students increase their digital literacy by exposing them to contemporary applications of technology. For example, students recently  learned about makerspaces and about coding through Also, students regularly use tools like TodaysMeet to communicate with each other during meetings. 

On Sunday, February 1, you can join #nctlchat from 7:30p.m-8:30 p.m. to learn more about the club from Linda Dexter who will be sharing successes!

Click on the video to learn more about Digit@WMS.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Details Make a Huge Difference

Classroom management is such a huge element of a flexible media space. Little organizational structures can make a tremendous impact. Colored carpet squares on the floor at Lynn Road facilitate team collaboration.

 Colored squares are also on the computers in the library to streamline movement so students can be self directed when transitioning from one learning activity to another.
Thank you Jenny Taylor for sharing this great idea and allowing me to spend time with you and your stellar students at Lynn Road today!