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Robots in 2nd Grade STEM

Programming Robots in 2nd Grade STEM by @SamPatue

The more I collaborate with great teachers the more I am convinced that teaching is a team sport.  I am lucky this year because...

Programming for Creative Self-expression on Chromebooks by @SamPatue

I love Chromebooks because they make the work of dedicated programmers available to kids in classrooms all over the world. In Episode 6 of...

All Kids Can Program with Blockly by @SamPatue

Programming apps have developed to the point that any teacher of any student can find a great app to support learning.
Programming for prereaders

Kids Who Can’t Read Can Program by @SamPatue

In episode four of the hottest elementary programming podcast, until Vicky Sedgwick launches a podcast, Beyond the Hour of Code, The focus is on how programming can support learning for students who cannot yet read.

Teach Programming Skills To Students Through the Art of Dance

When you are working on learning about sequence in programming, have the students build small sequences of steps to create a dance.
Guided Access

Why is Guided Access important in Elementary Grades? | by @SamPatue

I still don't believe in using restrictions and filters from keeping kids locked into an app, but I have found that strategic use of guided access can transform a lesson, keeping kids focused on the actual object of the lesson.
Programming and Music Education

2 Great Trinkets for Programming Music with Chromebooks by @SamPatue

Thinking about how to make Hour of Code accessible to my music teacher I was playing around with Trinket.io and their Music trinket. By @SamPatue

Learn all about Microsoft Education and the Hour of Code for your students @Microsoft_EDU...

I recently have the pleasure of sitting down with Cameron Evans, the Chief Technology Officer for Microsoft Education to discuss how Microsoft and Code.org...
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