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Coding is the New Literacy – Think Playgrounds, Not Playpens
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Coding is the New Literacy – Think Playgrounds, Not Playpens

There is no denying that coding is snowballing in importance across schools all around the world. Whether it’s Scratch, Programming Games or the Hour of Code, an understanding of software and the ability to code is fast becoming an essential skill for all 21st century learners. At a recent TEDx event in Jackson Mississippi, Professor Marina Bers discussed her research into the design and…

Coding with Paper: FREE Printable Space Race Game for Students

Coding with Paper: FREE Printable Space Race Game for Students

From robots to Minecraft, there are thousands of different ways to introduce programming to your class in fun and interactive ways for the upcoming Hour of Code (December 8-14). While most apps and tutorials do require internet connected computers or mobile devices, it does not mean that schools without this level of technology cannot get involved. In fact, coding with paper…

Fun and Tactile Coding for Students with Hopscotch

Fun and Tactile Coding for Students with Hopscotch

Overview Hopscotch is a free app created specifically for the iPad that introduces students to programming using a visual touch interface and drag-n-drop code blocks. With bright colors, friendly characters and a library of different functions and programming statements, Hopscotch is an excellent way to introduce the logical concepts of programming to learners. Name: Hopscotch — www.gethopscotch.com Pricing: Free…

Best Online Mapping Tools To Teach Map Making For Kids
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Best Online Mapping Tools To Teach Map Making For Kids

With the touch of a button, some enthusiasm, and the help of products and services like web mapping APIs, any student can create gorgeous maps. Whether the school project requires building a U.S.-location map or a global history project, interactive data visualizations help students understand the complete picture. Most mapping tools feature a way to…

The Best LEGO Robot Kits In 2021

The Best LEGO Robot Kits In 2021

LEGO Robot kits introduce and strengthen the skills of those interested in robotics and STEM-educational toys. Educators use robot kits to teach students STEM-related topics, including coding, robotics, electronics, and building skills. However, parents may strengthen the interest in their children with robot kits at home. We created a shortlist of the best programmable robot…

25 of the Best Science Bulletin Boards & Door Decorations in 2021

25 of the Best Science Bulletin Boards & Door Decorations in 2021

Science is fun. Creative science door decorations create an atmosphere of anticipation. What can a student expect to discover behind the door? Decorating the classroom walls with science bulletin boards adds to the excitement. After all, science means inventions and experiments and some “crazy” theories to explore. We created a list of the best science…

11 of the Best Educational Space Toys – Space Toys For Kids and Toddlers
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11 of the Best Educational Space Toys – Space Toys For Kids and Toddlers

With all of the press surrounding the Mars Rover Curiosity’s most recent findings, it’s a perfect time for children to learn more about space exploration and the solar system. Educational space toys are a fantastic way to encourage children to learn about space and the planets and help them develop an appreciation for a much…

14 of The Best Math Games For Kids -Fun and Educational Math Apps for Children
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14 of The Best Math Games For Kids -Fun and Educational Math Apps for Children

Math games for kids encourage children to learn and improve their essential addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division skills while having fun with their family or playing with other students in the classroom. The best math games are unique, simple, addictive, and have multiple variations, allowing kids to play the games over and over without getting…

Occam’s Razor

Occam’s Razor

One of the most influential thinkers of the Middle Ages was English Franciscan friar and philosopher William of Ockham. Ockham was the village in the English county of Surrey, where he was born. By misspelling Ockham, his theory became known as Occam’s Razor. It is also called Ockham’s Razor, Law of Economy, and the Law…

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