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Scratch is a great tool to support NGSS
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Archive of the Scratch 10th anniversary chat with Karen Brennan and Scratch Ed May 3 2017

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We're having a party! Please join the CSTA K-8 Task Group along with @karen_brennan & @ScratchEdTeam for #CSK8 chat on 5/3 at 5pm PT/8pm ET to Celebrate 10 Years of Scratch! Bring a Scratch project to celebrate!
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Am trying to see if using Scratch comparisons to Python helps some of my students. They know a little Scratch. Maybe this helps them better understand concepts and write Python code? What do you think? This is what I showed them today - when they were trying to figure out how to update a score in a simple quiz program. Anyone else doing this?
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Seymour Papert - the visionary educator, mathematician, and computer scientist who first showed us that children will use computers as a powerful learning tool died yesterday. He created Logo (Turtle programming) that is still used today in many forms. He wrote the book that changed how technology is used in education (Mindstorms) and did so much more. The CS teachers community was inspired by his work and we owe him so much. It is our loss. More on his death in the New York article below. Pay your tribute to Papert today by reading on his work and his many articles and books.
What are your favorite Papert resources and quotes?

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BBC Microbit. 
Does anyone know how I can get one!!!

Not sure if any of you are reading the news about 1 million students in the UK getting this amazing device. I really want this for my classroom! So much that we could do with this.. and was looking to see if there is something similar for the US or can we somehow get them from the UK once they become available. My students have done some Arduino, but this one is simpler and easier for just a quick coding experience.

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Happy new year! First chat of 2016 is this Wednesday. Join the CSTA K-8 task group for #csk8 chat on Wed, Jan 13 at 8pm ET to discuss the topic Computer Science - More Than Just Coding

We will use  the new k12cs.org framework being built as a source of concepts/practices for CS in K-8 classroom for our questions. 
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