Actively Learn

Actively Learn, www.activelylearn.com, is an interactive online eReader with bells and whistles.  Students can highlight and take notes, and the teacher can assign text, insert questions, and have the students actually interact with the text. This websites helps transform reading and develop students into critical thinkers.   With some of the great features, students will think, […]

Coding and STEM in the local paper

While the details are not always right, it is nice to get the recognition for my program. http://newjerseyhills.com/echoes-sentinel/news/kindergarten-students-learn-basics-of-coding-in-watchung/article_eede83cd-37dc-5c80-b160-9fa2d1a497b0.html Hour of Code went great.  Classes discussed the meaning of computer science and different jobs of computer scientists.  They then moved me through lines of “code” around a grid had I taped out on the floor.  We debugged […]

Hour of Code

Last week AR170 passed the NJ Assembly by a vote of 73-0.  This resolution recognizes Computer Science Education Week during the week of December 8-14, 2014. http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2014/Bills/AR/170_I1.PDF As many teachers are, I plan to take part in Hour Of Code,  http://hourofcode.com/us, “a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries”.  Hour of Code […]