Kahoot Trick - Shared by Tony Angelini
Google Classroom Template for Discussion Forum
If you have a technology related tip or trick that you use, please consider sharing it so others across the district can benefit and grow their use of technology.
Additional Resources for Hour of Code
Hour of Code Activity
We’re excited to announce a new Hour of Code challenge, right in the Swift Playgrounds app for iPad. The challenge, which only takes an hour to complete, lets students use real Swift code to guide a character through a dynamic 3D world. Students will learn how to give simple commands, write functions, and run loops. The Hour of Code Challenge in Swift Playgrounds is a great way to start exploring teaching, writing and learning code.
Sign up for a hands-on Hour of Code workshop in your local Apple Store. Or, host your own activity in class or after school with the Swift Playgrounds app and our Hour of Code Facilitator Guide.
Register for a workshop
Download the guide
For those who have already started learning to code with Swift Playgrounds, we’re pleased to add a new set of lessons to the app called Learn to Code 3, along with a companion Teacher Guide to support using the curriculum in the classroom. Learn to Code 3 helps students put together the skills they learned in previous lessons and apply them in a project-based environment. The Teacher Guide includes activities, reflection questions, journal prompts, and more to help teachers bring these new lessons into the classroom.
Get the Teacher Guide
Swift Playgrounds Badging in the Apple Teacher Program
We are also excited to announce a new professional learning opportunity to help teachers build skills to bring coding into their classrooms.
Apple Teachers can now complete four new badges for learning and teaching with Swift Playgrounds, and earn a new Apple Teacher logo featuring Swift Playgrounds to share their accomplishment.
New Apple Professional Learning Provider
For teachers, schools, and districts who want additional support to bring iOS app development into their curriculum, we’re pleased to announce MobileMakersEdu as a new Apple Professional Learning Provider. MobileMakersEdu offers workshops and training so teachers can bring App Development with Swift into their classrooms.
Kahn Academy Offers Hour of Code Activities
- Creating webpages: Learn to make your own webpages using the basics of HTML and CSS (ages 10+).
- Creating SQL databases: Learn the fundamentals of databases using SQL to create data tables and query the data (ages 12+)
Kahn is also invites you and your students to join their Facebook Live chat with their professional coders on Tuesday, Dec 6th at 7 pm ET / 4 pm PT. Their coders will talk about their career paths and what they do at Khan Academy, and will answer questions live.
Here are a number of PBS video collections that can be used to supplement teacher lessons. In a quick scan of what's available, these resource look like they would be a fun way to get students thinking.
Sid the Science Kid videos teaching students about weather are now available. Click here. At the link if you scroll down you will also see other Sid the Science Kid episodes teaching about a number of science related topcs.