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No Coins Needed: Retro Arcade Game Project Update

April28

A few weeks ago I shared the scoop about a few of my high school independent study Tech Club students—also known as the SWAT Team (Students Working to Advance Technology)—who are working on one totally awesome DIY project: Building and programming a tabletop retro arcade game—completely from scratch! For the first two weeks of this […]

No Coins Needed: Students Designing Retro Arcade Game for Media Center

April6

Here’s one for the Throwback Thursday fans… Who’s up for a game of Ms. Pacman? How ’bout Donkey Kong or Frogger? Well, it won’t be long until middle and high school students in our media center will have the chance to take a trip back to 80’s to experience some of the coolest video games […]

Diigo Weekly Bookmarks

February26

What’s new this week in my Diigo bookmarks? Check out the links shown below for some super cool digital resources that can be utilized to engage students in your classroom! » Robo Boogie A neat web tool that allows users to make robotic dancers move and groove to the music by editing variables in the coding. […]

Diigo Weekly Bookmarks

October2

What’s new this week in my Diigo bookmarks? Check out the links shown below for some really neat iOS apps that can teach learners of all ages computer programming skills. » Move the Turtle In this gamified way to learn computer science, a friendly Turtle will introduce students to the basic concepts of programming in the […]

All Roads Lead to Code

October1

So, why just use technology, when you can build it, right? But first—students need the programming know-how in order to do so… And that begins with you! Whether you choose to embrace the concept or not, it’s becoming more and more important to equip students with coding skills. It’s the new literacy for a generation […]

Diigo Weekly Bookmarks

September30

What’s new this week in my Diigo bookmarks? Check out the links shown below for some really neat resources that can teach learners of all ages computer programming skills. » CheckIO A browser-based coding game in which users solve problems utilizing Python in order to advance to the next level. Build a space base and conquer […]

Diigo Weekly Bookmarks

January3

What’s new this week in my Diigo bookmarks? Check out the links shown below for two really cool and useful edtech resources that can be integrated into your classroom to enhance learning! » Robo-Dancers Learn coding by making virtual robots perform funky dance moves with this Code Club and Strictly Come Dancing mashup. » Estimation 180 Build […]

Diigo Weekly Bookmarks

November1

What’s new this week in my Diigo bookmarks? Check out the links shown below for some of the latest and greatest “Cool Tools” and/or web resources that can be integrated into your classroom! » Made with Code A site from Google with resources, projects and inspirational videos to encourage students to code. Projects include programming an […]

Diigo Weekly Bookmarks

April12

What’s new this week in my Diigo bookmarks? Check out the links shown below for some of the latest and greatest web tools and resources that can be utilized to engage students in your classroom! » CheckiO A browser-based game in which users solve problems through Python coding activities in order to advance. More suitable for […]

Computer Code Learning Sweeping Schools

December16

Just sharing an article that appeared in the Altoona Mirror on December 12 regarding my school district’s participation in the Hour of Code, a world-wide event held last week in an effort to introduce computer programming to students around the globe. A shout out to Staff Writer Russ O’Reilly for not only writing this timely […]

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