Technology Integration K-8

Computer Science Education

Did You Know?

· Software jobs outnumber students 3-to-1. The gap is 1 million jobs over 10 years- and these are some of the highest paying jobs.

· 90% of schools in the US do not teach computer science.

· In many countries, it’s required (China, Vietnam, Estonia. Soon UK, Australia)

· The basics can be learned by anybody, starting in elementary school. But fewer than 10% of students try. Only 2% are women. 1% are students of color.

Favorite Links for Learning

Technology Portal for Students

Games and Entertainment for Kids

FREE Web 2.0 Tools for

Technology In the Classroom

Prezi - presentation tool that uses a zooming canvas

Edmodo - provides teachers and students with a safe, secure and easy way to connect, post classroom materials, share links, access homework and collaborate. edmodo prezi

Animoto - tool for creating videos and presentations

Tagxedo - create shaped word clouds

Scratch - is a program developed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology in coordination with the Lifelong Kindergarten Group. It allows young students to create animated stories, games, interactive art, and simulations thru coding.

Code.org - Launched in 2013, Code.org® is a non-profit dedicated to expanding access to computer science, and increasing participation by women and underrepresented students of color. Our vision is that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science

Timetoast - interactive timeline maker

Geeks On Tour TV over 200 video tutorials. Limited access for free.

Infographics

Graphite Graphite™ is a free service from nonprofit Common Sense Media designed to help preK-12 educators discover, use, and share the best apps, games, websites, and digital curricula for their students by providing unbiased, rigorous ratings and practical insights from our active community of teachers.

Great for parents that want to review apps, websites and more!

Symbaloo Page

Internet Safety

CommonSense Media

Royalty Free Music Award winning library of royalty free music from http://www.royaltyfreemusic.com/