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This month's blog is
All You Need To Know About Using Podcasts in Your Classroom
Did you know that Podcasting was first invented by Adam Curry, an
ex-MTV video jockey and Dave Winer a software developer in 2004?
Yes, and afterward, podcasting was talked about by Ben Hammersley
in an article in The Guardian newspaper.
Since then, several developers have improved podcasting and today
podcasts are used by many for information and educational purposes. A
recent study by Edison Research reveals that 91% of young people in
the age of 12-24 years have listened to a podcast in 2019.
This month's blog covers much of what you need to know about using
podcasts in your classroom.
Guest Blogger Scott Mathews is professional freelance writer and
journalist. He has been offering assignment help in
Melbourne for many years now.
Things To Celebrate This Month
December brings Read a New Book Month, Special Education Day, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and much more. You never know what wonderful resources you can find to enrich your classroom experience. Let's get started:
Internet4Classrooms now offers Online Practice Tests and Interactives, covering Kindergarten to Sixth Grade Common Core Mathematics. Look for a rapidly growing variety of thousands of practice quizzes tied to the Common Core State Standards, School Subjects, Activities, and Holidays.
Internet4Classrooms now offers printables, covering Kindergarten to Sixth Grade Mathematics. Look for a rapidly growing variety of thousands of practice worksheets tied to the Common Core State Standards, School Subjects, Activities, and Holidays.
The App of the Month for December is codeSpark Academy: Kids Coding By codeSpark ( iOS / Android ).
codeSpark Academy with The Foos is the #1 learn to code program for
kids 4-10! Our award-winning app has introduced over 20 million kids
in 201 countries to the ABCs of computer science
codeSpark Academy uses a patent pending "no words" interface to
the basics of computer programming through a variety of interactive
learning activities including puzzles, games, step-by-step creative
projects, game design and offline printables - all of which can be
monitored by parents.
"My 5 year old does not want to stop playing this. He caught on very
"My daughters are 6 and 8 and this is their new favorite game. Now
they want to be programmers!"
Kids learn key programming concepts and use them to code their own
projects in the Game Maker.
Personalized daily activities based on your child's progress.
Subscription app with new content every month.
Word-free. Anyone, anywhere can play.
Curriculum developed based on collaboration with and research from
MIT, Princeton and Carnegie Mellon.
Perfect for pre-readers, ELL students and kids with reading and
Supports 3 individual child profiles.
No collection of your child's private data.
No advertising or micro-transactions
No written communication between players or external parties.
No commitments or hassles. Cancel at any time.
PRESS & AWARDS:
codeSpark teaches basic computer programming skills - "the ABCs of
coding"- with no reading necessary - NPR
"[codeSpark Academy] is easy to learn, full of playful characters
and it's easy to experiment." - Children's Technology Review
"Most appealing to me as a parent was seeing how my children enjoyed
working together on the puzzles" - Parents' Choice Awards
*** 2016 American Assoc of School Librarians - Best Apps for Teaching
*** 2016 Kidscreen Awards - Best Learning App for Kids ***
*** 2016 KAPi Awards - Best App or Product for Younger Children ***
*** 2015 Parents' Choice - Gold Medal ***
*** Apple Editor's Choice & Top Educational App ***
codeSpark Academy is inspired by visual programming languages such as
Scratch from MIT, Alice from Carnegie Mellon University and other
'beginner' programming languages like Logo, SmallTalk, and Squeak.
Our word-free interface allows anyone, anywhere to play. They'll
core computer science concepts such as pattern recognition, problem
solving, sequencing, algorithmic thinking, debugging, loops and
Our Game Maker allows kids to put programming concepts to work by
designing and coding video games. Creations can then be played and
remixed by other coders around the globe.
codeSpark Academy: Kids Coding is available for Apple and Android devices.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later on Apple iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch and Android version 4.1 and up on your Android device.
Focus On: Teacher Resources
Internet4Classrooms offers a wide variety of informative online resources, tips, tools, and tutorials regarding your classroom needs. There is always something you can utilize with your students. Each month we'll feature a few links to useful topics.
Many historical events happened this month which you can cover in your classroom. Check out I4C's History page for lesson plans, videos, activities, and other resources to supplement your lessons.
Check out our Common Core English Language Arts Standards. Each Grade Level is full of resources for every individual standard. Students can take control of their own learning by clicking on the page with the standard number, and choosing their own resource to practice that skill. Click on your Grade Level to find English Language Arts Standard Resources and learning tools.
Also, check out our Common Core Math Standards. It's hard to find sites that have math standards examples that follow the specific criteria, but they're here. Click on your Grade Level to find Math Standard Resources and learning tools.
In addition to our teachers, parents can take advantage of our online resources as well.
Parents need help too.
Not only can you browse all the teaching tools, but there's a Parent Zone as well so families can continue the education at home. Every student needs practice outside of the classroom.
Vocabulary and math quizzes are typically the dreaded end of the week activity. Give your kids more confidence with our online vocabulary and math quiz practice. The more they study the more comfortable they will feel, while increasing their knowledge for future ACT and SAT testing.
We're looking for new ideas for quizzes and informational resources that you'd feel are useful to you and your students. Please email us and let us know what you could use to make your teaching experience better.
Schools across the world will participate in an Hour of Code in
December as part of Computer Science Education Week. Interested in
participating or enhancing your lesson plans? Check out these
must-watch inspirational coding videos plus helpful blogs and websites
on teaching coding. No computer? No problem - try out the unplugged
Learn more in the article found: HERE.
Tech Tip #2: Coding for Kids: Free and Cheap Websites That Teach Kids Programming
Basic programming has become an essential skill for grown-ups and
children alike. And the benefits of picking up this skill, especially
for kids, are huge: Learning how to build simple websites and games
helps kids refine their design, logic, and problem-solving abilities.
It also allows them to express ideas and creativity in unique ways.
There are a number of FREE and low-cost websites that teach children
how to play around with code. This article rounds up a dozen favorites.
Learn more by visiting: HERE.
Tech Tip #3: 13 Fun and Free Coding Activities for Hour of Code Week
The Hour of Code is a global movement with students participating in
180 different countries. The Hour of Code takes place each year
during Computer Science Education Week. The purpose of the 'hour of
code' is to get students learning computer science for one hour.
A variety of fun and completely free activities are available for
students to enjoy. The hour of code is all about showing kids that
anyone can code! This article goes through a list of some of the best
hour of code activities currently available on the net. These unique
and engaging games are perfect for your students to play while
learning beginner coder skills like programming, loops, and the
art of debugging.
You can find out more: HERE.
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