Don’t dismantle superior programs and shout innovation! My issues are with the merits of the educational practices being breathlessly celebrated by the school district. At the very least, you are free to dismiss the following critique as an evaluation of the journalism demonstrated by the article.
There’s a whiff of educational technology in the air this week and Gary Stager is here to help you make sense of it all. Bring …
Modern mathematics teaching and learning requires computation. Computer programming and mathematical knowledge construction should be inseparable. This downloadable handout attempts to make that case.
NeoPixels are tiny, programmable, color-changing, LEDs manufactured by AdaFruit. NeoPixels make cool additions to micro:bit projects since they require little power, can be addressed individually or in groups, and can change color. Although MakeCode makes programming the micro:bit easy, there was too little documentation about how to control the NeoPixels until now.
Over the past few months, I have been engaged in several projects intended to help educators in Alabama identify the potential of Computer Science, not just as a course of study, but as a vehicle for improving pedagogical practice and amplifying the potential of children.
Today, I witnessed the most exciting student outburst while teaching an online class for kids 2,000 miles away.
The key to educational progress is finding a cure for amnesia. Educators would be well served by knowing and honoring the work of those whose shoulders they stand upon
I’m teaching a class of 4th graders in Alabama to program computers. Today (I think), was our fourth synchronous session. (I promise to write more …
An adventure in creativity Goal Design one or more quilt patches that may be combined with classmates or used to create your own screen quilts …
Documentation of a particularly rich dialogue between a 4th grader, the turtle, her classmates, and myself (the teacher). You should get a glimpse into her thinking.