Tech Tips #2.28

Week of March 30, 2015

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Coding & Programming allows students of all ages to practice valuable critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, and communication skills.

Coding easy enough for kindergartners with Scratch Jr. app
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What if I don't have access to iPads?

The following are available as web-based versions:


FREE account creation is required to save your programs/projects.

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Examples of Coding & Programming by Students

Math Construction Game
The program shown in the video above was created by a 5th grader using Hopscotch.


The program shown in the video below was created by a 2nd grader using Daisy the Dinosaur.

Gorrie Elementary Hour of Code 2013
Example Video of Scratch Animation Program

The program shown in the video above was created using Scratch.


The program shown in the video below was created using Tynker.
Tynker App
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Lesson Ideas

Apple's Hopscotch Lesson Ideas includes a number of lessons for use in a variety of subject areas and grade levels. Click below to download the iBook on your device.


NOTE: While the book talks specifically about the Hopscotch app, the lesson ideas can be applied using a number of other FREE app options (some listed below in the Get an App section)

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Get an App

The iBook above mentions Hopscotch. There are many other free options for programming and coding apps. All apps shown below are FREE and do not require an account to use.


NOTE: The list below is a starting point, your students may find other programming and coding apps that they like better. Allow them to explore!

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The Coding Movement

The Hour of Code is here
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GCCISD Educational Technology

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