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March 25, 2015

Tips and Tools for Teaching Students to Code


Breaking Down Barriers to Getting Started
Photo Credit: Matt Harrell
5 Steps to Teach Coding to Your Elementary Students
Empower your kids to be logical thinkers and persistent problem-solvers.

Tech Tools to Teach Coding
Try experimenting with these free tools to find one that's right for your class.

Parents: Are Your Kids Obsessed With Video Games?
Reduce time spent playing video games by teaching kids how to create them instead.


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GOING 1:1 WITH CHROMEBOOKS

The Chromebook InfrastructureRead this middle school principal's reflections on the challenges (and opportunities!) of going 1:1.

GIVEAWAY

I'm An Awesome Tinkering Tool!Prize: littleBits Coding Kit ($405 value!)
Deadline: March 29, 2015

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GRANTS & RESOURCES

McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation Teacher Development Grants
Small teams of teachers are encouraged to apply for funding to help integrate fresh strategies that encourage critical inquiry and to observe their effects on students.
Prize: Grants are available up to $10,000 for a maximum of three years
Deadline: April 15, 2015

Check out the big list of Educational Grants and Resources, updated weekly.

EVENTS

 WEBINAR  Implementing a Data Literate Culture at the School and Teacher Levels
Hosted by: REL Southwest
When: April 2, 2015, 8:00 a.m. PDT / 11:00 a.m. EDT

See more Educational Webinars, Unconferences, and Conferences, also updated weekly.

 

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