April 25, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

Don’t Stress About Coding: Focus Shifts To Teaching Problem Solving Not Computer Skills

Educators look at coding in a new context, with computational thinking and basic computer literacy as the goal.

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Educators Share Maker, STEM, and Digital Literacy Tools

Educators presented a bevy of digital tools for classroom learning during the ISTE/SLJ “60 Tools in 60 Minutes” webinar.

Librarians Leading the Way | Hour of Code 2015

School librarians around the country are helping their students participate in Hour of Code—the worldwide movement held during Computer Science Education Week to introduce learners of all ages to computer programming.

Tips for Celebrating Hour of Code at Your Library | Tech Tidbits

Teacher librarian Phil Goerner offers ways librarians can jumpstart computer programming activities with kids and teens during Hour of Code, taking place December 7–13.

How I Organized My School’s Hour of Code

My students joined 20 million others in Code.org’s global event from December 8–14. Our highlights included “unplugged” coding, tutorials with themes from Angry Birds to Frozen, and $10,000 in tools and accessories, awarded by Code.org.

Teens to Celebrate “Hour of Code” Programs Starting December 8

The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in over 180 countries. One-hour tutorials are available in over 30 languages. No experience needed. And there are plenty of incentives to join in.

Summer Reading: STEM Fun with Ooblek of Dr. Seuss, MaKey MaKey, and Scratch

Integrating STEM with your summer reading program doesn’t have to be hard or expensive. Got a banana? Some cream of tartar? Let the fun, and learning, begin.