Tips from Mrs. Wales
With the holidays around the corner, you might be thinking about gift-giving. Below are a few of my favorite devices (ranging from around $50 to $200) to help support computational thinking, coding, and making with your kids at home and in the classroom. Enjoy!
Discover the importance of coding by watching the video below. Then, learn about about summer camps around Chicagoland that support learning coding as a literacy.
BitSpace offers week-long, project-based "making" camps for students from first through twelfth grade. Makers will learn new techniques and use real tools to create a variety of projects. The University of Chicago Laboratory Schools has been partnering with BitSpace all school year - they are a fantastic organization!
iD Tech offers STEM classes ranging from robotics to game-design to coding. These camps are available for children ages 7 - 18. In these camps, kids will learn to innovate like professionals with high-tech tools.
Codeverse teaches kids in first through eighth grade to code in a cutting-edge environment. The studio is fully programmable by students: from the lights, to the drones and robots, to the lasers, Children will learn to control and program the environment.
Sign your child up today!
Are you wondering about logging in or sharing a document with a teacher or classmate? Check out the resources below.
Are you going to use Seesaw in your classroom? Here's a quick tutorial about how you will use this tool to share your learning with your teacher. Learn how to upload class work and use the drawing, writing, or voice-recording tool to add more context, explain or reflect on your work.
Ready to learn how to create story problems using Makey Makey and Scratch? Watch this tutorial.
Educators, are you interested in how you might implement this project in your classroom? Follow this link to learn more.
Students, below are step-by-step printable directions and a video tutorial. Have fun!