5 Resources to Find Tons of Free Fun Unplugged Coding Activities!

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Part of the series, Hour of Code Ideas! “Falling in love with code means falling in love with problem solving and being a part of a forever ongoing conversation.” – Kathryn Barrett In a previous post I described why all students should participate in the upcoming Hour of Code event, which takes place December 3rd to 9th. […]

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#SnowflakesAreHexagons

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Snowflakes Are Hexagons Hi everybody. Let’s just put this out there right now. Snowflakes Are HEXAGONS In fact, I’m so adamant about that, that I’ve started a hashtag on Twitter and Facebook, and maybe now Instagram called #SnowflakesAreHexagons, where I post pictures of products that use non-hexagonal snowflakes on their materials or advertising. Here are […]

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When the Teacher’s Away…

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When you have to be gone from the classroom, it is often very stressful. Not only for you, but for the students. In my 1:1 iPad classroom, I found that my plans often would revolve around just managing behaviors because I was able to have my iPads lead the students through their day. Because of […]

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Instructors as “Guides on the Ride”: Implementing Genius Hour and Focusing on Student-Driven Learning

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Genius Hour, a movement of inquiry-based and student-directed activity, allows students to choose and investigate a topic of their choosing. Lee Araoz began facilitating Genius Hour because he wanted to lessen the compliance mode of instruction and increase the energy and motivation of his students. Genius Hour is based on Google’s 20% policy, where employees […]