Hopscotch has been an app our students have been enjoying since we first issued iPads in schools 5 years ago. It is fun, easy to use and most importantly, it gets students writing code! Lately, several elementary and middle school Continue reading Everything Hopscotch
At Tech Tuesday this week, Ponderosa teacher Kristen Shaw shared how much fun her kids were having with GONOODLE. She is currently in the middle of her performance task with her 5th-grade class, and GONOODLE has been the perfect Continue reading Take a brain break with GONOODLE
Nearly every time I walk into Ponderosa Elementary I see Bill Ruiter, a truly dedicated volunteer at the school who teaches the kids to program every week. Bill’s passion for writing code is contagious, and his students are always excited to Continue reading Writing Code Independently
On April 20, Ryan Wiggins of Juniper Elementary was presented the Apple Distinguished Educator Award for 2015. Ryan in now one of just 2000 educators worldwide that Apple has identified as being one of “the most innovative teachers in the world” willing to Continue reading Ryan Wiggins Earns Apple Distinguished Educator Award!
Title: The Secret Knowledge of Grownups Subject: Writing By: Erin Kerr, William E. Miller Elementary Grade Level: Fourth grade Learning Goal: Students will write a three-paragraph narrative about a ‘secret’ rule made by grown ups to convince children to Continue reading The Secret Knowledge of Grown-Ups
Lesson Title: My Favorite Place I Went Over Summer Vacation By Betsy Perry, Miller Elementary School Subjects: Writing & Art Grade Level: Fourth Grade Learning Goal: Students will think, share, and learn about other classmates’ summer vacations through using the writing Continue reading My Favorite Place I Went Over Summer Vacation