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Are My Students Calling For Code Avengers?
Recently, I have been noticing several trends in the coding journals my Grade 5 and Grade 6 students write. Some students are commenting on the Khan Academy Javascript development environment, which they access by pressing "Spin-Off" or "New Program" when t...
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Earlier this month , I mentioned that I was looking for an alternative to javascript coding and other activities on Code.org. Several of my female students, some of whom were students of color, had written in their coding journals that nothing they were see...
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Lesson Launcher: Javascript In Upper Elementary
When it comes to helping early elementary students build coding skills, I've described why the Kibo robot  and ScratchJr are my top picks. I've criticized Tynker recently , but--when used with caution--I still believe it's the best tool for students in Grad...
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Multicultural Teaching: What Can I Do Right Now?
Right now, I have the privilege of participating as a guest and white ally in the National Association of Independent Schools People of Color Conference. In the final hours of the conference, the question of what I can do right now in my journey as a multic...
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Digital Privacy Questions Students Ask
On Wednesday, my colleague and I took our school's Student Leadership Council to the annual conference of the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI). Students examined the information packets they picked up at the registration table, explored the vendor floo...
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Listening, At Yale and In Life
This past weekend, fortunate scheduling permitted me to visit New Haven, CT, which reminded me of my greater fortune in having studied at Yale as an undergraduate. Before I set foot on Yale's campus as a college student, I had already fallen in love with te...
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ScratchJr: What Can It Offer Older Students?
What's more likely to ignite a ten-year-old's passion for coding: a cat, a baby, and an astronaut, or a cowboy kicking a zombie in outer space? I do not have the Tynker tablet app in front of me at the moment, but I am using Tynker's web app to re-create th...
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Building your professional network with twitter, google reader and a few...
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A couple of days ago, Frank Noschese tweeted the following: Welcome modeling physics teacher @BEphysics to Twitter and to blogging! bit.ly/y

Moving toward project based learning part 3: going all the way
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In part one of this series on project based learning, I wrote about my frustrations with students seeing physics as an extended exercise in

Highlights from AIMS Tech Retreat 2012
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BYOD: Three schools from Baltimore (St. Paul's, Bryn Mawr, Garrison Forrest) are launching similar Bring Your Own Device programs. High scho

Microsoft Windows 8
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Email. Microsoft is showing off the next version of its Microsoft Office suite. It's due out next year, and Office 2013 is a major update fr