Computer Science Week & Hour of Code

We are celebrating Computer Science week all month here in Kindergarten through Fourth Grade. We started last week with some unplugged activities and will continue with the traditional Hour of Code activities this week. Students will then progress into more complex tasks or onto coding some of our new robot friends. We have Ozobots, Dash from […]

NJ Teacher’s Convention

The first day of teacher’s convention was full of information. Today I presented on Augmented Reality and QR Codes. While it’s hard to see the benefits of AR in slides, click here to see my notes and ideas. Tomorrow I present on creating and iBook, creation and copyright. Download my iBook that is full of […]

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 […]