Monday, December 15, 2014

Kids and Coding - IT'S HAPPENING:)!!!

  Casey, our technology coordinator, has been meeting with kiddos and doing Hour of Code.  Students in grades 3-6 have been given the opportunity to go online and learn a little bit about coding.  THEY  ARE  LOVING  IT!!!  Check out WHY they are doing this.....

NOW, check out WHAT they are doing while in there.....
Their "task" is to move either an Angry Bird, or Elsa from Frozen, along certain pathways.  As they continue through and are successful, the coding becomes more difficult.  It is SO fun to watch the excitement in their faces as they actually MAKE the code correctly.  Not only that, it's neat to hear them talk about what "coding" means, and even a few have said they would LOVE to do this when they are older - LOVIN' THAT!!

Here are a few more pics from the lab today.......



Enjoy this and TOTALLY check it out - you will be AMAZED at how much the kiddos can do and how engaging this can be for them!

I am SO SO sorry about getting NOTHING up from TIES - I have been SO overwhelmed with stuff that haven't even had a CHANCE to look at notes - maybe today;)!!

Happy Monday,
Mrs. I:)




Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The Google Test - PLEASE WATCH!!!

  This has NOTHING to do with TIES, but OH WORTH IT:)!!!  Tom Rademacher gave this TEDx talk in Burnesville and SO ENLIGHTENING!!  Please take the 9:25 minutes to watch this - you will gain SO MUCH from it:)!!


I will add more about TIES either later today or tomorrow for sure - KEEP BEING AMAZING!!
Mrs. I:)

TIES 2014 - SUCCESS AGAIN:)!

  I can't EVEN wrap my mind around all the amazing things that I saw at TIES 2014 once again - LOVE!!!  When we drove home yesterday from Minneapolis, we really didn't talk as your mind is trying to wrap itself around ALL   IT   HAD   LEARNED!  Oh - it's WONDERFUL!!  Now, I realize that the presenters are bringing their "A Game," but it was SO encouraging that we are doing SO SO many of the things that we saw there RIGHT HERE IN BARNESVILLE - YAHOO:)!  Makes me feel a little successful at least!  I will TOTALLY blog more tomorrow or later today about my sessions and share the wealth - GET EXCITED FOLKS!  

Have an amazing Wednesday,
Mrs. I:)