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5 Resources to Teach Your Students Programming

posted by Melissa | October 24, 2014, 09:25 AM

As we progress into the 21st century, it’s becoming clear that learning how to program is no longer an option for our students.  For many teachers who never learned these cutting edge skills in school themselves, knowing how to help their students tackle these concepts may seem to be a daunting task.  Fortunately, the world is filled with resources for beginning programmers and the teachers who are helping them.  We’ve included our five favorite below:


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Common Core Needs Connected Educators

posted by Melissa | October 20, 2014, 03:12 PM

Did you know that October is Connected Educators Month?  As part of the movement, groups around the country are focusing their efforts on helping teachers become more connected with their colleagues.  In celebration of this month, Elizabeth Stein at MiddleWeb has a blog about how having connected educators benefits what goes on in the classroom.  She explains:

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Makerspaces in Schools

posted by Melissa | October 16, 2014, 11:45 AM


If one thing has become clear in the 21st century, it’s that technology and engineering can no longer be ignored in the K-12 sphere.  The best way to equip students for future technological challenges is still being hotly debated, but some schools think that they’ve found the answer in the creation of “makerspaces.”

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