Hour of Code

Coding is a popular activity and skill. The “Hour of Code” is an international program aimed at sparking interest in computer science and the concept of coding. The “Hour of Code” week is December 7-13 and encourages teachers and students to try coding, with the tagline “an hour of code for every student.” Here at…

3rd Grade Google Slide: The Year Long Reflection

The Project: Using Google Slides 3rd grade students will create a 13 slide presentation, one month at a time, over the entire school year. The Why? It is never too early to start building a digital portfolio and not every portfolio will look the same. But one great way to show true growth and progress…

The only 2 things on the internet

I have long told my students “there are only 2 things on the internet.” Two. Nothing more, nothing less. I use this, especially with elementary school students, as a way to explain, simply, the tenets of safe web use. The only two things on the internet are Good Garbage That’s it. Good and Garbage. Everything…