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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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Coding Math Word Problem Games in Scratch

Incorporating Scratch Coding in the Math Classroom Integrating computer coding with math in the elementary classroom is easy using Scratch. I recently challenged some of our fourth graders to create their own math word problem games. After completing their programs, students rotated around the room playing one another’s games, which made for some great math practice!  Students were provided with ...

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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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STEAM Project: Create-an-Animal

STEAM Create an Animal Project Adobe Spark Video

Create-an-Animal STEAM Project Fourth grade students studying animal adaptations participated in a create-an-animal project that combined science, technology and art skills in new ways.  Details of the project, lesson materials and student exemplars are shared below. Create-an-Animal Planning Packet Students first completed a create-an-animal planning packet which had three sections:  Part 1 – Describe the Your Animal, Part 2 – ...

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