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Everyone Can Code – Apple

https://www.apple.com/education/everyone-can-code/ has been introduced in my #lusdlets17 session today.  They now have some support to go as low as Kinder but their curriculum, very Apple-centric, is targeted to a code enthusiastic 12-year-old. They coordinate with Code.org and Tynker some too.

Reclaiming and repurposing wood

Thanks to the generosity of a friend and local business I was able to pick up the first set of pallets I need for my Father’s Day project. My family asked me what I wanted to do and I said…
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A board meeting

I have been experimenting with different kids of display boards since I started doing TK TinkerSpace last summer. It has been more interesting than I thought it would be. I started making frames of different types and sizes because I…
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Toddler tech

This article ventures into the findings of some recent research into 6 – 36 month old children using touchscreen devices.  The only benefits listed by proponents seem to be: Cognitive development Fine motor skills To keep them occupied Compare this list…
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Science Fair 2017

Here’s some resources to start | He aquí algunos recursos para iniciar Here’s a few ideas I found from a parent. Click here for some ideas from my sample videos

A new home for Dash and Dot

Dash and Dot’s new home in our #icancode #tk classroom. @LynwoodUSD @LUSDidea2 pic.twitter.com/49nrh6U1nR — J. Mark Schwanz (@GPAEdTech) April 6, 2017

PBL

Project-Based Learning: Taking Students to a Deeper Level | Getting Smart

EdTech proponent

8 Ways Technology Can Improve Education

Are we looking at screen addiction?

‘Irresistible’ by design: Why you can’t stop looking at the screen | @scoopit https://t.co/LtXFdfB3mI — J. Mark Schwanz (@GPAEdTech) March 22, 2017

Lincoln’s legacy

A good friend and fellow church overseer, Regan Read, highlighted these words from Lincoln’s second inaugural address in a cameo yesterday: With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right as God gives us to see…
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