assessment

Tools to evaluate technology skills using formative and summative assessment. Includes peer reviews, self-reflections, rubrics, marking sheets, and checklists.

logical thinking

It’s Easy to Improve Logical Thinking with Programming

You can improve logical thinking with programming activities that engage learners. Being logical is a trademark of programmers and is one of the most valued soft skills they can possess. Unlike hard skills which are technical abilities such as how to write code, soft skills are traits that describe a person’s work habits. They are …

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Celebrate Learning with a Coding Presentation

A great way to end a programming unit or coding workshop is to have students give a coding presentation. This provides a valuable opportunity for students to reflect upon the learning experience. Moreover, it develops strong communication skills, which are highly valued in the workplace. What is a Coding Presentation? Programmers often need to give …

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Coding Journals for Computer Science

I’ve been having lots of fun learning to code with Scratch over the past month. It inspired me to write blogs about the benefits of teaching programming skills and computer science standards. But it also prompted me to ponder about teaching practices associated with coding. Many of the resources I researched suggested that students write …

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