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It doesn’t make much sense to teach coding if you don’t understand how to do it yourself. It would be like teaching music by giving kids an instrument and a book. If you are a professional developer, you can probably start teaching after a few hours of preparation. If you are not a developer, you can still get to a basic level of teaching proficiency in a few days or weeks, if you have any kind of background in technology. Either way, don’t worry learning to teach coding to kids is not like preparing them for a professional career as a developer.
Interest in coding has skyrocketed over the past two years, which may make it easier for you to recruit volunteers. If you have children, try asking their friends or parents. Volunteers need not be programmers--but it’s important that they know how to work with kids, and be willing to be patient.
1. Recruit kids and volunteers:
2. Create a schedule, location and a time limit
3. Know Kids won’t learn at the same pace
4. Have a demo day and let them show off
Like any activity, a code club should culminate with a show and tell. “Demo days” are an established tradition in technology. Have kids imagine themselves being Steve Jobs on the stage at Apple introducing the iPhone, or Elon Musk unveiling the latest Tesla.
Kids can just share what they are doing each week, informally, or you invite parents and siblings to demo their games. Demos also a great way to educate parents about coding and what their child is learning.
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What is going on for my learners? Why is this happening now? How can I know what I do has an impact on the current situation? What are the more effective ways to do things and how can I get to know these?
Triggered by these questions as an educator or a trainer about your learners? Whether you teach with #technology or not, "Spiral of Inquiry" offers you a model for improving your practices iteratively and at a more intentional level. This inquiry-based approach creates personal and professional awareness as it encourages constant reflection and helps you take more informed actions as an educator. A typical inquiry process suggests these six steps: 🎯Scanning: What's going on for learners?
🎯Focusing: Where should you concentrate your energies in order to change the experiences and outcomes of your learners?
🎯Developing a hunch: How is my teaching contributing to this situation?
🎯Learning: How can I learn more about what actions to take?
🎯Taking action: What will you do differently to make enough of a difference? 🎯Checking: Have we made enough of a difference?
Do you have a curious mind that is triggered by questions every day? Maybe it is time to take a more systematic approach in your own professional development and dive into inquiry-based practices.
We have some updates to Mondrian's Gallery Mode in the works, including frame size/rotation, color scheme, and background selection! Expect at least a few of these in the upcoming EX10.1 build next week.
At what age do you think kids should learn to code?💻 Coding will become increasingly more important through the coming years. Preparing the new generation for it should be a given. But children should also be able to have fun and play. We look forward to combining fun and coding! ...Fun first of course. ;) If you haven’t heard yet, we’re creating a train that teaches kids to code in a fun and challenging way. Learn more about LoCoMoGo by clicking on the link in our bio. Coming soon on Kickstarter! 🚂
Last week was fabulous! Not only we attended the stunning Finnish Space Workshop #FWS2020 , but also we got a message that the #Kitsat we launched from Tuorla up to stratosphere in last June was found!
Pauli Pohjola was on last Sunday walking in forest with his dog, when he saw something strange on the tree tops - it was the parachute of Kitsat. He took the parachute, Kitsat, cameras and leftovers of the exploded balloon down and called us. Thank you!!!!
It seems Kitsat was indeed working fine during the flight. The memory card was full of data and images. Also the GoPro camera attached had beautiful photos on its card. Here is the best of those: it features Kitsat hanging at the altitude of around 32 km.
oh my goodness 🤯 what a crazy few days at @bett_show so much fun to be part of the #microsoftedu team as a #MIEExpert and meet lots of new people. A lot of talking, not a lot of sleep, plenty of 🥂and the best #congaline you have ever seen 😉 see ya next year
By bringing technology, innovation and development together at Bett 2020, the world's most prestigious educational fair, BAU Global has presented its projects to the world with the education models it has developed for the sustainable world. #Bett2020#EdTech
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Meet Neha Shivapurkar, who has been accepted at the University of Texas, Austin for MBA with the prestigious Forte Fellowship that is awarded to pioneering female candidates.
At Leverage Edu, we fondly remember Neha as a versatile girl who has worked in the venture capital environment, in addition to the social impact space as a member of the Robin Hood Army where she has helped underprivileged women get a livelihood. We are glad to have provided her anchorage, such that she has turned into an astounding example of a female leader who not only excels academically but someone who also gives back to the society.
We are extremely thrilled for Neha’s journey ahead. Near, far, wherever you are, Neha, we would be rooting for you!
"The internet doesn’t come with an instruction manual, but it should—to give users the skills to separate truth from falsehood so they can distinguish between propaganda and the indisputable and confirmable." #highered#Education#edTech
As featured on PrimeTime.In, #CoolGurus#EdTech#Education
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Meet my new friends, Loyce and Mariam from Mrisho Gambo Secondary School. We were about to go through Mathematics on @shuledirect offline website, it’s their favorite subject. Grateful for the opportunity to improve access to quality education in Tanzania. #eLearning#EdTech#Education#ShuleDirect#Arusha
Guess what?! I started a podcast. 🤩🎧 (What can I say? I am a millennial!)
It’s called Learning Day and it’s an exploration of the mindset we need to continually embrace new skills, possibilities, and challenges and how we can integrate learning in our everyday lives.
The first episode is only 8 minutes long and it’s where I explain why I believe this is a relevant topic and why it’s worth coming along this journey with me. Give it a try! (link in bio)
After that short intro, you will, hopefully, be excited to learn more and I got you covered. Two more episodes are already available: the first about what learning is - don’t expect any final answers - and the second an interview with the amazing Erica Neve, about the crossover between learning and mentorship.
I’ve been thinking about doing this for such a long time. Precisely, since 2015 (I found documentation to back this up!). Now, in 2020, it feels a bit unreal that it is actually floating around the internet.
Creating is so hard. Facing the vulnerability of having something of your own in the world is so daunting. Guess what? It also feels amazing.
May 2020 be the year you start or keep creating if you so feel moved to. With fear and courage, the entire spectrum of emotions. ✨
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What does “all” children really mean? This question was etched in Nisha Subramaniam’s mind ever since her Fellowship in 2012. As time passed, this question burned with a ferocity that only increased as she moved further along in her journey of ending inequity in education. In pursuit of answers, all roads led to rural Tamil Nadu and “Kanavu” was born. Kanavu means dreams, a fitting name since they leverage the power of the collective, by working with a cluster of schools in disadvantaged communities, to transform learning outcomes of students and help them realize their dreams. The organisation works in rural Cuddalore and nurtures leadership across key stakeholders by creating collective spaces, using a leadership framework and aligned training.
Nisha’s journey with Teach For India has been a long and illustrious one. A sociologist and journalist by profession, she completed her Fellowship in 2012 and continued her journey with Teach For India, Chennai as a Program Manager and Senior Program Manager.
The desire to see all children receive an excellent education ignited in Nisha a fire that will forever change the lives of her students. She went where few have gone, saw those that others neglect, overlook and ignore and stayed! She’d found her answer and the people of Cuddalore found their hero!
Nisha is one of the few Fellow-turned social entrepreneurs that attended the @innovated_teachforindia Mid-Camp.
#TBT -We can’t wait to share your college scholarships stories this year!
17-year-old Tupac Mosley was Awarded $3 Million in Scholarships and Named Valedictorian at Raleigh Egypt High School!
This young king 🤴🏽 is winning and making a difference! 🙌🏽💰 I have worked with several homeless youth and I can assure you making it to school and completing their assignments is not an easy task. Yet, many of them still do it.