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Hello Doc Challenge

What are your go-to first week ice-breakers for online and hybrid classes?  I recently shared this with a CSTA local chapter group and thought CS for All Teachers might be interested....
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Unplugged Activity Idea: Color Coding

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Are you looking for a quick, unplugged activity to check for understanding or misconceptions of programming concepts? Try using selective highlighting with snippets of code!

What's new with Kiki? Augmented Reality with Coding!

On Thursday, May 9 at 4:30pm Pacific/7:30pm Eastern, we held a webinar on what was new with Kiki Prottsman. Kiki is an author and entrepreneur, known mostly for her work with computer science, including several books: Computational Thinking and Coding for Every Student, My First Coding Book, and Disney’s Coding with Anna and Elsa.

Abstraction Analogies

     I recently "attended" the webinar "Cooperative strategies" with guest speakers...Jeff Gray, Ruth Farmary, Blake Cook and Rebekah Lang I learned so many strategies I was able to take straight into the classroom.

Bach-lash: Machine Learning and Music

  This Slate article about the Bach-lash over the recent Google Doodle has so many interesting ideas for students to discuss in regards to Artificial Intelligence. 

Candy Hearts Coding (standards included)

Tynker has a free "Conversation Heart" coding activity. Check out the resource in our Elementary Community. This particular exercise can be approached from a variety of academic angles:

ECS v8 & What’s New in the World of CS Education

Are you teaching Exploring Computer Science (ECS) this year? Did you know version 8 was released summer 2018? This webinar was held on Tuesday, October 23 at 7:30pm ET with Don Yanek and one of the ECS team members who helped to develop modifications for the Unit 4/Scratch lessons.

Webinar - Integrating CS in P-5 Humanities

Building on the idea of integrating CS, Mary and the team from devX PD discussed practical strategies for P-5 teachers to use CS to bring ELA, arts, and social studies to the 21st century.