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Tech Tip Tuesday for March 22, 2016

Coding Opportunities from the Kids Coding Club Newsletter. Brought to you by: Tech Birmingham

Kids Coding Club Newsletter 3/21/2016

Brought to you by: Tech Birmingham

Welcome to our first Kids Coding Club Newsletter! We will be sharing upcoming Super Code Sunday and 100 Girls of Code workshops as well as resources for the kids to explore.

Online Coding Resources

Code Combat
Hackety Hack
Code Academy
Code School

Invent with Python

HTML5 game development with phasers

Summer Coding Options

McWane Science Center

AFSA Camps

DepotU High School Courses

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Monthly Code Club Dates (Super Code Sunday)

April 3rd (Exploring Minecraft)

May 1st

June 5th

July 10th

August 7th

September 11th

October 2nd

November 6th

*Club meets from 1:00 - 3:00 pm at the McWane Science Center on these dates.

Other Upcoming Events

May 7 - 100 Girls of Code Workshop, ages 8-17

Gmail Label Sharing

Global Connection Opportunities

Same Day in March - Share temperature data with a classroom across the country.

Squiggles of Awesome - Share artwork with a partnering classroom!

Global Read Aloud

Need Help?

Karen Darroch's Schedule:

Tuesday - Deer Valley Elementary

Wednesday - Bluff Park Elementary

Thursday - Greystone Elementary

Link to Help Form: http://goo.gl/forms/FSrkrKVktU

Link to Frequently Asked Questions: http://bit.ly/1Lit5k3 (Content added daily!)

Sara Carpenter's Blog: http://www.techcoachtimes.blogspot.com/

Jamie Nutter's News: The Tech Awakens

Time to Share!

What are some of your favorite apps and how do you use them in the classroom? Please add your favorites to create a resource for all K-5 teachers. There is a tab for Math, Reading, Social Studies, Science, and Creative. Select the link below and share! Thank you to those who have contributed. I would love for this to become a resource we can all use.



Great Website to find apps:


Contact Me!

I would love to come to your room and teach a lesson. Here are just a few of the lessons I am teaching in the classrooms.

  • Create a digital post card using Google Slides
  • Create a Mystery Number, Person, Place, or Thing with Google Slides
  • Lesson on Tour Builder
  • Create Student Portfolios using Google Sites
  • Pick from a number of Google Projects
  • Graph data using Google Sheets
  • Research lessons
  • Technology Playground Centers
  • Code Lessons
  • Google Drive lessons with the Do's and Don'ts of creating a Google Slide Presentation
  • Read an Augmented Reality Digital Book with a writing extension activity using Google Docs
  • Reading Centers with iPad
  • Digital Citizenship Lessons
  • Research Lessons

Please email me or fill out the help form to schedule a day and time.

I would love to learn from you! Please invite me into your classroom to see all the engaging ways you are using technology in your classroom.