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Ozobots: BIG Learning with Tiny Robots

Exploring Coding with Ozobots I’m completely sold on the idea that kids should be coding in schools. Learning how to program isn’t about mastering computer science; it’s about breaking down problems and empowering kids to create something of their own design from scratch. Coding is both a new literacy skill and a novel form of creative expression. There are many ...

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Interactive Exhibits with Makey Makey & Scratch

Scratch & Makey Makey

Re-imagine Poster Projects as Interactive Exhibits with Scratch & Makey Makey Looking for ways to incorporate coding into just about any subject area? Re-imagine student poster projects as interactive exhibits by combining the digital storytelling power of Scratch, a kid-friendly, block-based programming language with Makey Makey, an invention kit that connects everyday objects to computer programs! In the specific example shared ...

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Transporting Learners with Google Expeditions

Transporting Learners with Google Expeditions TeachingForward blog post header

Getting to Know Google Expeditions Google Expeditions allows students to be transported to far away places without leaving their classrooms! Using a tablet and Expeditions Teacher Dashboard, teachers can control what students see and are provided information to about key features of each Expedition tour location. Peering into the low-cost Google Cardboard students can see panoramic images displayed on the smartphone held ...

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