There is so much more to CodeHS, than just the user friendly lessons! The most creative part of the platform is the chance to create using the Sandbox. In many learning programs, you follow instructions to create lessons. CodeHS, also… Read More ›
Paired Computer Challenges
I recently wrote a blog on pair programming and someone asked me if you can use the same dynamic to other computer lesson, not just programming. I am a computer teacher that teaches various computer classes including computer aided drafting,… Read More ›
Pair Programming Power
In the 21st century teaching has morphed into an absolutely wonderful, collaborative adventure. As a computer teacher I sought to ride this active revolution and create collaborative activities for my classroom. I wanted to change the norm of students working… Read More ›
Beyond Blockly: Coding with Karel
Stunning Student Coded Websites
Another year completed teaching websites to students. At year’s end after spending 7 weeks on the website unit, I had a student tell me that she thought we spent way too little time learning how to code websites. Many students commented… Read More ›
Another Year Celebrating Code!
Hour of Code is probably the best thing to happen to my classroom. .. . EVER! I was teaching coding years before National Coding Week, but not to all of my classes and not to the extent that I do… Read More ›
Web Developing with Dash
I’ve been teaching the programming languages of html and css for years. Every year I try and bring my students to a higher understanding of coding while still letting them experience the pride of creating something that they can share… Read More ›
Get Kids Coding Amazing Websites!
I have found flow in teaching html and css to my students. It’s taken a few years, but now I feel that my students really get an in depth understanding of the basics of css and html through this unit… Read More ›
Choose to Code
Just when I thought I had weened myself from almost everything Microsoft…. Microsoft brilliantly entered back into my classroom and into my heart! Enter Microsoft Azure and Visual Studio Code. This is exactly what I was looking for! As a… Read More ›
How to Start in Coding: No Fear!
I thought I would share more of my journey of coding for those that feel as I did at the beginning. I didn’t have a complete understanding of coding, how do I teach it. I cannot express enough: You do… Read More ›