Monday, December 10, 2018

December Coding and Robotics Activities

Engage your students this December in some of these free online coding and robotics activities: 

Wonder Workshop
Pre-reader - Grade 8 | Blocks, Wonder, Xylo, Blockly | Dash or Cue robot
Find hours of family-friendly fun with Wonder Workshop's printable packets of creative coding activities. Bring coding to life with Dash, Dot, and Cue robots by downloading these online and offline activities to use during Hour of Code and beyond!

Are your students still excited and talking about the Hour of Code they participated in? Check out our Holiday Templates for your Ozobot Bit 2.0’s to keep their excitement level up this holiday season! Free to download and use in your classroom.

Grades 2-8 | Blocks
Learn to program drones and a high tech sleigh with coding magic to capture presents and navigate down the mountain to return Christmas to Whoville.

Google Santa Tracker is an annual Christmas-themed entertainment program first launched in 2004 by Google, Inc. that allows users to track Santa during Christmas Eve and before that allows users to play, watch, and learn through little activities that are added daily from the start of December.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Google Gmail Improves It's Smart Compose Feature to Reduce Gender Bias

Gmail has a feature called Smart Compose that leverages Google AI to anticipate what you are going to say in an Email.

Smart Compose learns how you like to communicate and anticipate what you might say.  Google has tweaked the Smart Compose feature to not use personal pronouns and make assumptions on gender. For more information on this click HERE.

This feature can be turned on or off using the instructions below:

Monday, March 19, 2018

Global Leadership Week - Free, Online Learning Opportunities

Global Leadership Week (GLW) is a week-long convening of virtual and face to face events designed to celebrate leadership through global action in K20 education. GLW is an opportunity for education leaders to learn from one another and share effective principles in leadership, particularly within the context of an interconnected, global age.

(Go HERE for connecting details, to see in your own time zone, and for any event additions or updates.)

Mon, March 19, 8pm – 9pm (US Eastern Daylight Time)
Teaching and Learning Online with SPICE: Global Competence, Global Perspectives
"This webinar introduces three Stanford-designed online courses for high school students in the United States that leverage digital learning to develop global competence and diverse perspectives. The focus is driven by the following essential question: how do we cultivate global citizens through digital learning? Our objectives are to introduce teachers and students to innovative online courses—the Reischauer Scholars Program, Sejong Korean Scholars Program, and China Scholars Program—that connect high school students in the United States to content on Japan, Korea, and China, respectively."

Mon, March 19, 8pm – 9pm (US Eastern Daylight Time)
Using EdTech to Foster Global Competence & Citizenship
"#Edtechchat is a weekly Twitter chat discussing all things education technology related. This chat will discuss using edtech to foster global competency with guest moderator Lucy Gray @elemenous.
Specific project/event directions for participation.: Do a search for the #edtechchat hashtag on Twitter at the chat start time and join the conversation!"

Wed, March 21, 10am – 11am (US Eastern Daylight Time)
Multilingual Multicultural Multimedia: Globally Connected Mobile Learning Projects
"This presentation showcases our international collaborations developing multilingual and multicultural multimedia project using mobile devices in teacher education; offers creative strategies for producing mobile apps with youth and developing educational app integrating world languages and 21st century skills; provides the results of participatory action research project among pre-service teachers; describes participants' reactions and experiences with new technologies and showcases their multimedia projects and digital stories. By collaborating with educators and students in Azerbaijan and in the US, we conducted an action research study and co-developed research-based multilingual app that promotes world literature, history, and culture. In conclusion, we explore how the use of educational apps and handheld devices in global education combines knowledge, reflection, and action; promotes global literacies; and prepares the new generation to be responsible members of a multicultural, global society."

Wed, March 21, 7pm – 8pm (US Eastern Daylight Time)
Know My World BeingGlobal Project
"Know My World would like to know how different classrooms are leading the conversation of Global Competence in different cultures and countries. The Know My World BeingGlobal project is a collective contribution of statements and artwork from classrooms around the globe that answers the prompt: What does it mean to be a member of the global community? Contribute to our collective, view the video release of the classroom responses, talk about it on Twitter #knowmyworld."

Thu, March 22, 2pm – 3pm (US Eastern Daylight Time)
MY HERO - Teaching Heroism using Digital Media
"Explore with the MY HERO Team ways that you can increase global understanding, encourage cross-cultural awareness, and develop skills in digital media production in the theme of heroism. This workshop is for teachers and students!"

Thu, March 22, 8pm – 9pm (US Eastern Daylight Time)
#GlobalEdChat on Teacher Leadership in Global Education
"A special #Globaledchat to celebrate Global Leadership Week. Join Asia Society, NEA Foundation, and GlobalEdCon on Twitter for this hour long discussion!"

Thursday, February 15, 2018

St. Williams KinderCoding

Principal Carl Bull talks about the St. William Kindergarten Student Coding Project


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