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STEM Class of 2019 – Invent To Learn with Emerging Technology

2019 promises great opportunities for physical computing and coding featuring remarkable new technologies. This workshop will introduce remarkable new technologies that may be used today to amplify the potential of each learner and expand the breadth, depth, and range of

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Podcast discussion: Does Everyone Need to Code?

For decades, I have marveled at the vehemence with which seemingly reasonable adults defend not teaching kids to program computers. Aside from the typical (and often dubious) justifications popularized by politicians, Hour of Code, and the Computer Science for All

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FETC 2018 – Featured Sessions & Workshops

Sylvia Martinez will be a featured speaker at the Future of Educational Technology Conference Jan 23-26, 2018 Orlando, Florida. The fine folks at FETC have supplied a super-special code for you to get a super-special discount to this conference —

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Twice the Hour of Code – Twitter Chat with Dr. Gary Stager – December 7th

In honor of Computer Science Week (aka: Hour of Code), Dr. Gary Stager, co-author of Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom, will be hosting a freewheeling two-hour-long Twitter chat on December 7th from 8-10 PM (EST) 5-7 PM (Pacific).

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Invent To Learn Workshop for Independent Schools of Victoria (Gary)

Dr. Gary Stager will be leading a day-long hands-on Invent To Learn workshop for Independent Schools Victoria in their West Melbourne seminar room. Target Audience: All Teachers, Teacher Librarians   Program Description: Independent Schools Victoria have been fortunate in securing Dr

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Programmable Toys for the iPad

Tickle, a dialect of Scratch for the iPad created by Taiwanese computer science professor Mike Chen, has a very special secret sauce. While Tickle allows users to create animations, games, and stories in a Scratch-like fashion (with an orca replacing the cat),

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Programming: The New Liberal Art (keynote: Gary Stager)

Girls Exploring Technology (G.E.T.) at Rutgers Preparatory School Presents… Programming: The New Liberal Art Open to ALL parents, students (grades 7 and above), and educators! Whether you’re a parent, teacher, or student (boy OR girl), everyone can take away something

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ASB Unplugged (Gary Stager – Featured Speaker & Workshop Leader)

Gary will return to The American School of Bombay for the 5th time and his 3rd ASB Unplugged Conference. His sessions include: Programming: The New Liberal Art – Why and How to Teach It (full-day preconference) In the mid-1960s, Seymour

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littleBits Quick Start Guides

littleBits are ingenious snap-together magnetic elements used to create whimsical machines and prototype complex electronic circuits. It’s impossible to short-circuit the littleBits or create a syntax error in your physical “program” since they only snap together the “correct” way. Kids from

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