Students in school today don’t know what the world is like without technology, they embrace every techie piece placed in front of them to become fluent in a matter of moments! Adults know that kids are the PERFECT tech support should we encounter issues. (Comment with your kid tech support story….we know everyone has one!)
Let’s give the kids (and adults) the opportunity to learn the back end of HOW technology works and HOW to code to meet your needs and the needs of others.
Want to participate in an Hour of Code world-wide event on a SUPER SIMPLE scale?
Bitsbox, a Colorado startup, is is providing web based content where you’ll have your students coding in under 30 seconds…REALLY! In the upper right corner of the BitsBox homepage, click “Get Started.” Follow the prompts and you’re coding!
BitsBox is a monthly subscription service providing coding kits, very pricy for teachers though! Understanding funding constraints on teachers, BitsBox (teacher area) is donating free coding kids to teachers throughout the world, actual kits for U.S. and Canada, while the rest of the world receives digital kits. The kit targets grads K-8 students, contains projects for up to THIRTY students, including a teacher guide. When completing the request form, tell them Penniless Teacher sent you.
Complete THIS Google form to receive your
BitsBox TEACHER FREEBIE kit
Harness the power of the “Frozen” junkies and lots more at Code.org. Teachers will find enough materials including videos to ignite a passion for coding for students of all ages!
Deadline to enroll is Nov 16, 2015
Are you or your school participating in Computer Science Education Week? Tell us your plans for this year and what you’ve done in previous years. You’ll be helping educators eager to participate who may be intimidated with the concept. Come on, help a teacher out!