Hella Comat, Curriculum Writer - Hella Comat is a dedicated professional, who has taught in the education system for more than 30 years. As a pioneer of technology integration in Ontario public schools she was one of the first teachers to introduce the internet, video conferencing, web design, and multimedia learning activities to teachers and students in the Halton Board. To inspire teachers to use technology, she has led sessions for the Touch Technology program, ran workshops at education conferences, and sat on numerous advisory committees related to technology-issues. In recent years she taught the Computer in the Classroom course, at York University. Her lifelong commitment to teaching and learning was acknowledged when she was honored as the recipient of the Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence in Science, Technology, and Mathematics. Hella's contribution to the blog includes entries about the importance of technology integration. Drawing from her in-depth knowledge of technology in the classroom Hella writes about teaching strategies and useful resources that can benefit your practice. In addition, she provides innovative lesson ideas that you can implement into your own curriculum.

All New Artificial Intelligence Curriculum for Middle School

Teachers, are you searching for an all new artificial intelligence curriculum for middle school or high school grades? If yes, TechnoKids has just released TechnoBot AI. In this technology project students become artificial intelligence specialists. They invent AI prototypes using Scratch. The assignments are ideal for Grades 6-12 or ages 10-18. TechnoBot AI is Artificial …

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How To Add Comments To Scratch Coding Projects

Teachers, are you assessing your students’ Scratch coding projects? How do you know that they understand the code that they have written? Here’s a quick tip to have your students demonstrate their learning: ask them to write brief comment notes in Scratch. In this way, they will confirm that they recognize the function of the …

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How to Build Game Player Controls in Scratch

If you are teaching a game development or coding unit, you may want to know how to build player controls in Scratch. The good news it is easy to have the player move around the stage using arrow keys. Discover the blocks you will need, sample scripts, and time saving tips. Why Build a Game …

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