Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Essential Google Search Tricks for Research

Being able to find the information you need quickly and efficiently is an important skill to learn. Here is a video from Common Sense Media showing search tips for Google.

Monday, November 19, 2018

SFS Joins the Largest Hour of Code in History

SFS had over 650 students coding last week during Hour of Code! We joined the largest Hour of Code in history, with over 35 SFS classes participating from preschool to high school. Students  learned about directions, loops, algorithms, creating a typeface, exploring underwater worlds in Minecraft, animating dance parties, and using Javascript and Python!

Go beyond Hour of Code and code at home! Here were the top 5 Hour of Code tutorials for SFS students:
1. Minecraft
2. Dance Party
3. Anna & Elsa
4. Switch & Glitch app
5. Student Choice

What is the Hour of Code?
The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify "code", to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with 1-hour coding activities but expanding to all sorts of community efforts. Check out the tutorials and activities

When is the Hour of Code?
The Hour of Code takes place each year during Computer Science Education Week. The 2018 Computer Science Education Week will be 3.-9. Dezember, but you can host an Hour of Code all year-round. Computer Science Education Week is held annually in recognition of the birthday of computing pioneer Admiral Grace Murray Hopper (December 9, 1906).

Why computer science?
Every student should have the opportunity to learn computer science. It helps nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity. By starting early, students will have a foundation for success in any 21st-century career path. See more stats here.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

What is Cyberbullying?

What is Cyberbullying and what can we do to stop it? Common Sense Media have created a video to help students identify bullying and steps to stop it.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Six questions to ask yourself when creating tech rich units

Just using technology in the classroom is not going to improve teaching and learning. Eduro Learning has created the "Six Questions to ask Yourself" as you look to enhancing your student's learning using technology tools.