Tech Tool of the Month: Tynker (Part 2)

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In Part 1 of this blog, we introduced you to Tynker and discussed the application of both the SAMR Model and the Triple E Framework to help you integrate Tynker into your instruction. Today’s post offers detailed instructions about how to use this tool and also shares classroom use ideas by subject. Tynker: To begin … read more »


Tech Tool of the Month: Tynker (Part 1)

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Tynker is an engaging tool for students to use to learn the basics of coding. The tool is available as a website or mobile app, and while the features differ slightly between the two versions, they both offer a powerful coding tool with curriculum lessons and activities. The app version offers Tynker Junior, designed for … read more »


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 »


How to Turn Your Hour of Code into an Hour of Excellence!

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Hour of Code™ celebrations take place during Computer Science Education Week, December 3-9, but now is the time to prepare for a successful event in your school or classroom. The Hour of Code™ is a nationwide initiative by Computer Science Education Week and Code.org to introduce millions of students to one hour of computer science and … read more »