The Hour of Code is a worldwide celebration of computer science and will be December 3-9, 2018. Over 100,000,000 students worldwide have participated in years past. The Hour of Code website explains, "Every student should have the opportunity to learn computer science. It helps nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity. By starting early, students will have a foundation for success in...

I recently enjoyed a webinar by Katie Paciga, PhD, Assoc. Prof. of Education, Columbia College Chicago on E-Books and Digital Stories through NAEYC’s Technology and Young Children Interest Forum.  I have been known to compare technology in early childhood to food. When people suggest that young children get too much technology at home so we should not use it at school, I remind them they may overeat a...

What really is technology? So many people get concerned that our students today are overexposed to "technology". Ironically, technology is all around us. It cannot be limited or restricted. Technology is anything created to solve a problem or fulfill a need. One misconception of technology is that it is electronic. Though electronic devices can solve problems and meet needs, technology does not have...

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1st-3rd grade educators worked together to learn engaging ways to develop number sense. Students will develop fact fluency while playing games that use their number sense strategies. By learning their facts in this way, students are not merely memorizing, but rather learning to work with numbers flexibly.  “Low achievers are often low achievers not because they know less but because they don’t use numbers flexibly – they have been set on the wrong path, often from an early age, of trying to memorize methods instead of interacting with numbers flexibly.” Jo Boaler,  Stanford University, 2009

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