Did you know that coding is part of the Maker Movement? Coding has never been more accessible and applicable to all ages! Thanks to block based coding languages such as Scratch, students and teachers can learn to code in a safe and easy environment.
Connect with people from all over the world to code robotics, machines, games and a wide array of digital maker projects, build your knowledge base and confidence here!
Through a series of lessons and tasks, participants will gain the skills necessary to facilitate coding clubs, integrate coding, or host your own Hour of Code!
Resources in this course are low-cost/no-cost, and include a mix of online/offline activities. Participants will collaborate using shared Google Folders and Twitter with @technojohnson (Barbara Johnson)
Activities are designed for a variety of grade levels, but are best suited for the Pk-8 environment. This multi-media platform with guide educators with NO CODING SKILLS AT ALL to be confident and comfortable helping students learn computational thinking, problem solving, and computer code in a variety of languages and formats.
Barbara is a Library Media Specialist at Jack Jackter Intermediate School, in Colchester, CT, teaching grades 3-5. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Computer Educators of CT Association and the CT Association of School Librarians, and is the Chairperson for the CT Digital Library Advisory Board. She has most recently joined EBSCO Information Services on their K-12 School Library Advisory Board and has been recognized as the 2016 CT Library Program of the Year.
Barbara has a 3 year old Makerspace, that includes self directed activities and collaborative projects.