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Highlight of the Month
Hour of Code
December 7-13 was Computer Science Education Week. During this time, many classrooms took part in a world wide movement called Hour of Code. The purpose of Hour of Code is to get coding into the hands of kids, as well as adults. Students were able to learn the basics of coding through interactive games that challenged their critical thinking skills.
Coding and Computer Science has become increasingly important in our society, especially as technology becomes an integral part of our lives. Giving our students the opportunity to have their minds exposed to the concepts and basics of coding is something we're excited to do!
Hour of Code is free, check it out by clicking the link below:
Tammi's Top Five 5
Midwestern Tweeps (Peeps on Twitter) to Follow on Twitter
@MrsDelz - Follow Kayla Delzer, an innovative 2nd grade teacher teacher from Fargo, ND. Kayla joined us via Google Hangout during Summer Tech Camp 2015. Check out the awesome things she’s doing in her classroom!
@casas_jimmy - Follow Jimmy Casas, principal of Bettendorf High School in Bettendorf Iowa. In addition to being a principal, Jimmy is an author, speaker, and founder of #iaedchat, one of my favorite Twitter chats! Follow the hashtag at Bettendorf High School #BettPride to see what the students are up to!
@travislape - Follow Travis Lape, a tech integrationist from Harrisburg, South Dakota. Travis is passionate about makerspaces and creating classroom spaces designed for learning. He is an active Twitter user and a participant in the chats #sdedchat #mnlead and #iaedchat.
@PrincipalJ - Follow Jessica Johnson, an elementary principal from Wisconsin. She is a regular blogger, an avid reader, and co-moderator of the Twitter chat #educoach. She is also the co-host of the Principal PLN podcast and co-author of Breaking Out of Isolation: Becoming a Connected School Leader.
@Joesanfelippofc - Follow Joe Sanfelippo, superintendent of Fall Creek Schools in Fall Creek, Wisconsin. Joe shares many of the awesome things happening in Fall Creek using the hashtag #gocrickets Joe tweets about things happening in the Fall Creek district and loves to talk about telling your school’s story through social media tools. In addition to being the superintendent, he is a blogger and co-author of The Power of Branding: Telling Your School’s Story and Principal Professional Development: Leading Learning in the Digital Age.
Cool Tool - Remind
Try Remind out today by clicking here.
Innovation Conversation Jan 2016 by Tammi Wilkins
January 20: District Twitter Chat @ 8:00pm #DuluthEdChat Topic: My Vision
January 26: Chromebook Users Group (4:30-6:30). Register through News and Views
January 28: EdCamp Night 4:30-6:30 HOCHS Room 318. Register though News and Views