5 resources to bring coding into the classroom. Explore the activities or curriculum offered, or take advantage of the trial for platforms like Rex Academy, especially at the end of the year when looking for new ideas.
Guest Post by Rachelle Dene Poth As a Spanish and STEAM teacher, I love bringing emerging technologies into my classroom. One area that we spend a lot of time on in my eighth grade course is artificial intelligence. For educators looking to get started with artificial intelligence in the classroom with students or for parents interested in providing opportunities for… Read More »Getting Started with AI! By @Rdene915 @thriveinedu
Coding To Kindness ombines tech skills with social emotional learning along with STEAM SHEroes.
List the Files in a Google Drive Folder I’ve been on a coding binge 🙂 I saw that an AP Biology group were sharing lesson plans and resources in a Google Drive folder with a lot of subfolders to organize by topics. I thought it might be helpful to share the folder with a table of contents so I coded… Read More »Google Drive: Create a Table of Contents for a Folder
Coding with Minecraft All 5 of my kids (ranging from ages 7 to 15) love Minecraft. To this day my 15 year old can still spend hours playing Minecraft. For many kids, Minecraft is engaging and provides a context they care about. Minecraft education edition has a library of pre-made lessons. There is even a whole world created for learning… Read More »Coding with Minecraaft
Coding Google Forms Workshop Starts March 25th You can code Google Forms with Google Apps Script. Google Forms are pretty amazing on their own but coding makes them even better. If you would like to learn how to code Google Forms, with an emphasis on increasing your productivity as a teacher, this is the workshop for you. This is an… Read More »Coding Google Forms Workshop
Code Conditional Formatting Guest blog post by Beth Mossholder A few years ago I was looking for ideas to create some new lessons on spreadsheet, and where do you go to find spreadsheet ideas? Duh. AliceKeeler.com I ran across this post about creating pixel art and spreadsheets. There was an ah-ha moment when I realized two things: 1. Yet again, the answer… Read More »Coding with Conditional Formatting by @bmossholder
Learn to Code Tim Cook from Apple says it’s better to learn coding than a second language, maybe maybe not. In a connected world, I think knowing more than one language is pretty darn important. Coding is definitely a modern skill that is valuable for our students to learn but the reason we should learn to code is it will… Read More »Coding Will Save You Hours Of Your Life
Previously I had blogged about students coding their vocabulary words. To help students take it up a notch I have created an Add-on template that puts a button in the sidebar. The button will run the students code. This provides students the opportunity to share what they coded and have another student test it. Add-On Template alicekeeler.com/addontemplate Add-on Menu The Add-on… Read More »Kids Code: Add-On Template
Are you ready for the #HourOfCode? Guest Blogger Steve Isaacs December 7–13 marks the 7th annual Computer Science Education week and the 3rd annual #HourOfCode Challenge spearheaded by Code.org. Code.org takes an approach to teaching coding by using iconic characters and the block.ly block based coding language to teach computer science concepts in a way that is concrete and easy… Read More »#HourOfCode: #Minecraft meets Code.org
Here is a very quick project you can do to make your first program. Then you can brag to your students that you can code. Do not be embarrassed that you do not know very much, the fact that you coded at all is braggable. If we want to encourage students to think about learning to code, it starts with… Read More »Start Here: A Quick Google Apps Script Project
This week I worked on several Google Apps Scripts projects. Part of coding is failing. You write your code and cross your fingers. Most likely there is something that needs to be “debugged” or fixed. Productive struggle is highly motivating. With programming, you have an end goal and something functional after you get your code to work. This makes something that… Read More »Google Apps Script: Debugging Tips from Alice