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Hour of Code
- Upper Division: December 9th from 7:30 to 8:55 am
- Middle Division: December 9th from 9:15 to 10:10 am
- Lower Division: Throughout the week during technology classes.
Note: NDP Only Period 1 and Hour of Code teachers will provide 55 minutes total for Hour of Code at any time during that 85 minte period, remaining 30 minutes for class time.
If you have any questions regarding "Hour of Code" Please do not hesitate to ask the IT Department!
Coding Programs for Students
A free computer programming tool that has tons of lessons walking students through the stages of coding. Code.org hosts "Hour of Code."
A free tool where students can learn about the coding language. This program walks students through a step by step procress of creating a website online using code.
A free programming tool where student can create their own interactive story, game or animation.
Is a free program that focuses on project-based learning through creative projects using code. Students can create videos and bring in visual affects into their project using code language.
Computer Programming - Khan Academy
An interactive tool to inroduce middle school students to programming. Play with code, build and learn!
Computer Programming - Khan Academy
Teaches elementary students the basics of computer programming. This is a free tools to use in the classroom.
CodeMonkey is a fun online game that teaches students to code. This program is geared towards elementary and 6th grade students. CodeMonkey has real world programming language. Write code and catch bananas.
Made with Code
Student write code to make creative projects!
Made with Code
January 4th Teacher PD Day: Second Semester and Haiku
Read Around the Planet Taking Place February 22nd - March 4th! Registration Open NOW
If you are interesed in being part of "Read Around the Planet" which takes place end of February - March the information below walks you through the registration process. This event is offered by CAPSpace. In order to register you will need to create an account. Registation is open NOW until January 15, 2016 and the event takes place February 22nd - March 4th.
Greetings CAPspace Members!
There are 3 IMPORTANT items in this email - PLEASE read them all!
Read Around the Planet is celebrating its 15-year Anniversary!
1. Read Around the Planet REGISTRATION OPENS December 1st and CLOSES January 15, 2016. Read Around the Planet takes place February 22nd - March 4th, 2016.
IMPORTANT RAP information:
- TWICE invites you to participate in a celebration of reading using videoconferencing technology.
- This is a CAPspace Matching Event - you sign up and we provide you a partner class.
- Classes can participate in English, Spanish, ESL or special education.
- Classes share skits, raps, original poetry/writing, songs, game shows, and more. The teacher packet has more ideas!
- Please choose all the dates and times you can participate - only choosing one day/time increases your chances of ending in the unmatched list.
- Please, do NOT post a collaboration called Read Around the Planet (too confusing for everyone).
- You must be connected to verified equipment (blue monitor icon on your profile page). Verification information under the FAQ tab in CAPspace. Verification must be completed by January 8, 2016.
- Janine Lim, who started Read Across America 15 years ago has sent a welcome video and a trip down memory lane video. Check them out on our RAP 15th Celebration wiki - http://capspaceinfo.pbworks.com/w/page/98468836/RAP2016Celebration
- A flyer, coordinator packet and teacher packet are available here - http://www.twice.cc/read
- We hope you can participate in this year's 15th anniversary celebration of Read Around the Planet - the event that started CAPspace.
- Thank you Polycom for your continued support of RAP!
2. Sue Stauffacher, Michigan author of picture and middle school books, has a graphic novel, Wireman Comics. Wireman (Vol. 1-2) cultivates a love of reading in older at-risk readers, ages 10-17, by providing them with culturally relevant and engaging literature in the form of an appealing comic book appropriate for all reading levels. By the time kids have finished Volume 1 they know the 300 most common words in the English language - 65% of all written English. Check out the website - http://www.wiremancomics.com
Sue has kindly made a FREE download of Volumes 1 & 2 available on Amazon from noon ET, December 1st through midnight ET December 3rd. You will need the Kindle App on your phone of tablet to access Wireman.
3. Polycom Special Event registration for January-May events OPENS Dec. 1 at noon ET. Check out all the programs here - http://polycomspecialevents.pbworks.com/w/page/17626380/FrontPage Don't wait to register - spots are limited! You must be connected to Polycom equipment.
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