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The Hour of Code: Activating K-12 Computer Science Education

The Hour of Code has activated an unprecedented computer science learning movement for students and teachers.

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David is currently a Coordinator of Instructional Support and Technology Integration at the Santa Barbara County Education office working with teachers and administrators across the county on teaching and learning related to techn...

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The Hour of Code is Here!

The Hour of Code is Here!

The event gives everyone an opportunity to explore the tools and learn the language of the 21st century.
How to Get Students Excited About Learning to Code

How to Get Students Excited About Learning to Code

There are online programs that are amazing and helpful, but it is not enough to get an entire class focused and motivated -- a teacher is still needed to facilitate and encourage.
How Interactive Student-Centered Field Trips Work

How Interactive Student-Centered Field Trips Work

Students from a South L.A. tech academy took an interactive field trip an international ad agency to learn about the different jobs available in the industry.
Getting My Students Life and Job Ready

Getting My Students Life and Job Ready

I am a computer science teacher, but a significant portion of my curriculum is not just focused on coding and app and web development. I am trying to teach my students hustle; I am ...
New Crowdfunding Platform Helps Latinos in Tech Careers

New Crowdfunding Platform Helps Latinos in Tech Careers

Frustration towards the lack of diversity in the technology sector prompted Gregorio Rojas to start a developer training program that seeks to increase the number of women and mino ...
What to Teach, Ask the Experts

What to Teach, Ask the Experts

In order to keep abreast of trends in the workplace, I constantly ask for feedback from professionals and invite them into my classroom.
Superheroes and Mathematics: Playing and Programming for the Future, Part 2

Superheroes and Mathematics: Playing and Programming for the Future, Part 2

We explore what happened when designers and programmers from educational design company GameDesk collaborated with 6th graders at the PlayMaker School in Los Angeles.
Growing a Culture of Makers and Innovators in the San Fernando Valley

Growing a Culture of Makers and Innovators in the San Fernando Valley

The event highlighted the girls growing knowledge and confidence. The goal of DIY Girls is to foster a new crop of young women eager to study and go into the fields of science, eng ...
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