Hour of Code in Grade 1

The resources around Computer Science Education Week and Hour of Code are just begging to be used. There are so many developmentally appropriate entry points for every age level – it’s a no-brainer! In Grade 1, we began with an unplugged activity. As a class, we created a code to use, and in pairs, they…

Digital Bytes – 14th November, 2016

7 Video Writing Prompts for Young Authors Edutopia‚Äôs 5 minute film festival is a collection of writing prompts in the form of videos. There are a range of different examples to choose from, and using video as a prompt may just spark the creativity in our more visual learners to produce something beyond their usual…

Digital Bytes – Christmas Edition – December 7th, 2015

With Christmas just around the corner, here are some fantastic gifts for those kids on your Christmas list. Also, this week is Week of Code where students are challenged to spend an hour writing code. Check out the amazing activities on Code.org or Khan Academy. Technology Will Save Us I really love the options available…