Submitted by jgerlach on Sun, 03/26/2017 - 8:08pm.
Turtle is a coding app that allows students to drag and drop command lines to create programs. The command lines all relate to a digital representation of a turtle on a grid. Every command will cause the turtle to do something different. Because it is drag and drop, the entry point for students is the visual interface of the turtle movements. Through exposure, they are able to begin to understand the coding language that informs these movements. Turtle encourages problem-solving, project design and creative expression.
Submitted by jgerlach on Sun, 03/26/2017 - 7:57pm.
Kodu is a rich tool for narrative creation and storytelling. Kodu lets you create games through a simple visual programming language. Kodu can be used to teach creativity, problem solving, storytelling, as well as programming. Anyone can use Kodu to make a game with no design or programming skills.
Kodu Teaches more than programming. Kodu introduces the logic and problem solving of programming. Kodu introduces conditions and sequences, which teaches cause and effect. Students learn about cooperation, logic and creativity in addition to programming.
Submitted by MsRentz on Sat, 03/25/2017 - 10:20pm.
This unit is an introduction to using the Google Classroom. In it, students have lessons that utilize some of the different features in the classroom, focusing on the materials the teacher pushes out to students. The first lesson concerns logging in and the difference between an announcement and assignment.
Submitted by rachelcook on Fri, 03/24/2017 - 7:09am.
The following unit will introduce and guide students through the process of editing photography using the Photoshop Elements program. Not only will the students be provided basic skills, but will also learn how to enhance, retouch and create.
Gooru is a lesson-unit-course building tool. Teachers can curate content from the internet, remix featured courses and assign content to students. Gooru has a robust data dashboard that allows teachers to monitor student progress to inform personalized learning strategies.
Submitted by ELuckhardt on Thu, 02/16/2017 - 10:41am.
Symbaloo is a visual website management tool. It allows you to create multiple bookmarks organized like a digital bulletin board to help you and your students (bookmarks can be anything with a web address: Google Docs, YouTube Video, website, etc.)
Submitted by ELuckhardt on Mon, 02/06/2017 - 3:25pm.
Seesaw is a digital portfolio for students and a place to share content for teachers. It is an app/site that allows teachers to easily distribute and collect content and provides parents access to their own student’s work.