Let’s Talk About: Ada Lovelace

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This week teachers all over the globe will have students participate in the “Hour Of Code” – an introduction to computer science.  There are many ways to participate, both on and offline.  Participating in coding activities helps students to develop computational thinking.  According to Wikipedia, computational thinking is “a set of problem-solving methods that involve … read more »


What’s the Buzz: The 6C’s

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You may have taken part in any number of professional learning opportunities while school was out of session to hone your craft. As you think about getting this school year off the ground, take a moment to reflect and sift through your notes.  Sometimes you can find themes that can help organize the great ideas … read more »


Let’s Talk About: National Kindergarten Day

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As I think about National Kindergarten Day coming up on April 21st, I am reminded that many educators have questions about exposing young students to digital tools.  For a long time, educators thought that the use of digital tools in Kindergarten should be limited for a number of reasons. Research now tells us that the … read more »


What’s the Buzz: Virtual Field Trips

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Let’s go on a field trip.  Yes, right now. No buses, no permission slips, no money…no fooling.  Yes, we can take our students on trips that will enhance our curriculum and give them valuable insight into topics we are learning about without the typical fuss.  I’m talking about Virtual Field Trips, and they can be … read more »