Pioneering Excellence for Better Computer Science Now

Doug Bergman, author of Computer Science K12: Imagine the Possibilities, gives an overview of the things we should be teaching students relating to Computer Science from kindergarten to high school. From small programmable robots to programming languages at the upper level, Computer Science is an essential 21st Century skill and method of thinking and creating […]

5 Ways to Help Kids of All Ages Code #HourofCode

Brian Aspinall on Episode 396

Happy Hour of Code Week. Here are your ideas to get started. Brian Aspinall, author of Code Breaker: 15+ Ways to Get Started with Coding, shares how students from kindergarten to high school can start to learn coding. He also discusses why the argument that every child won’t become a coder just doesn’t hold water. […]

Project Pals: The Perfect PBL Software for Project Based Learning

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Project Pals PBL Software

Project Pals is a powerful new tool that lets students organize projects. Starting from a template that you’ve designed to guide your students through the project, they can collaborate or work together to explore, learn, brainstorm, and create.   As I’ve been testing this app with my students, I’ve found some exciting features. In this […]

An Artificial Intelligence Curriculum in Middle School

Dr. Justin Aglio in episode 382 of the 10-Minute Teacher

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Dr. Justin Aglio has partnered with Carnegie Mellon and MIT to develop a middle school curriculum teaching Artificial Intelligence. Learn how they did it and what they are teaching in today’s episode. Project Pals has a useful classroom collaborative platform that lets you create and manage projects for your students. Right now, my students are […]

Remarkable Teaching: Student Created Virtual Reality Projects

Sean Wybrant in episode 358 of the 10-Minute Teacher

Sean Wybrant, 2017 Colorado Teacher of the Year, has students building virtual reality and augmented reality experiences. They are programming in advanced ways with a full motion capture lab. Even more amazing are the methods Sean is using to teach his students. Sponsor: PowerSchool has fantastic a fantastic K12 Academic Leaders Webinar Series at coolcatteacher.com/PowerSchoolWebinar including my “Digital Dozen: […]

Ann Oro: Developing A Digital Citizenship Curriculum

Ann Oro on episode 314 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

Ann Oro helped her diocese develop curriculum standards for digital citizenship by grade level. Ann also talks about the fifth-grade course piloted by Seton Hall in two of her schools. Listen Now Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. *** Enhanced Transcript Ann Oro: A Digital Citizenship Curriculum Link to […]

James O’Hagan: 5 Reasons to Bring ESports to your School

James O'Hagan on episode 310 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

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Esports are coming to state high school athletic competitions, college sports, and intramurals now. Today, esports pioneer James O’Hagan explains the phenomenon and how Gamer-Scholars are emerging as successful examples of a new sport. SMART’s Give Greatness contest is today’s sponsor. SMART wants to recognize educators across the globe who inspire greatness in their students, […]

7 Strategies I Use When Students Make Apps (or Do Any Genius Projects)

Vicki Davis on episode 307 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

I’m so excited! This is the time of year we are making apps. Now, while I’m talking about making apps in today’s show, this will actually apply to passion projects, to making movies, any type of long-term project where you have the students brainstorm and create. SMART’s Give Greatness contest is today’s sponsor. SMART wants […]

Awesome Atlanta Education Conference: STLinATL – July 26-27, 2018

Join me and other education speakers at Woodward Academy in Atlanta this summer

STLinATL is an exciting education conference hosted at Woodward Academy in Atlanta this summer July 26-27. I’ll be speaking along with Jay McTighe, Dr. Janet Zanida, Suzie Boss and more at this affordable conference ($295 including meals and conference attendance.) THE STLinATL CONFERENCE WILL FOCUS ON THE FOLLOWING AREAS: Whole Child (e.g., mindfulness, brain-based learning, […]

Simple Steps to Teach Kids to Program

Episode 262 with Aditya Batura

Teaching kids to code starts with helping them understand the concepts behind coding before you get into syntax. Aditya Batura, Programmer and Entrepreneur, talks today about the concept behind helping every student understand computational thinking. This week I’ll be sharing the 7 Pedagogical Shifts That Make Interactive Displays a Key to a Student-Centered Classroom on […]