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
FREE Web 2.0 Tools for
Technology In the Classroom
Prezi - presentation tool that uses a zooming canvas
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.
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!