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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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PBL

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

EdTech proponent

8 Ways Technology Can Improve Education

STEM Gift ideas

There is a new surge in codable, hands-on toys for young children. Through a STEM initiative in our district (#icancode) we are experiencing some of the fun of Dash & Dot, Sphero, Ollie, Code.org, and Tynker, to name a few….
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Comparisons

If I set the sun beside the moon, And if I set the land beside the sea, And if I set the town beside the country, And if I set the man beside the woman, I suppose some fool would…
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Worlds of Wonder

We are privileged to have Dash and Dot from the Wonder Workshop in our TK classroom. This video is a brief introduction. In the first part she tells about some of the ways they help us begin programming. See the LUSD…
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Fun on order

I had my third order for an Etsy creation. My store at https://www.etsy.com/shop/TKTinkerSpace is just a little shop but I’m finding that it’s a lot of fun to create with purpose. It’s a whole different story when you have to make something…
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