Classroom Supports → Effective use of Technology

Code to Learn

Code to Learn offers free professional learning to Canadians on coding with young people. MicroWorlds coding software is available at no cost to engage youth across Canada. They work with educators and other community members to co-design curriculum activities & Coding Challenges—including the popular micro:bits!  Access the Code to Learn Community to get started with simple activities, request free books, resources and workshops, and find self-directed learning about computational thinking, MicroWorlds EX, JR and micro:bits coding activities.

Code to Learn

Codewars

As OTs we are sometimes required to teach unfamiliar material, such as coding. To start your own learning journey check out Codewars, which offers a fun and unique way to learn to code. With a martial-arts theme, the program is based on challenges called “kata.” Complete them to earn honour and progress to higher ranks. This is a fun way to learn programming online if you’re motivated by a little gamification!

Coding challenges they offer: CoffeeScript, JavaScript, Python, Ruby, Java, Clojure, and Haskell

Codewars

21st Century Competencies Foundation Document for Discussion 2016

This document helps educators to build multiple areas of life are associated with critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity and innovation for our 21-century learners.

21st Century Competencies Foundation Document for Discussion 2016

Genius Hour

This is by google and supports literacy development. Students explore any topic they wish and then presents their findings to the class.

Genius Hour

Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy Verbs [Infographic]

A poster of 21st interpretation of the traditional classification system to support digital learning and citizenship to help support instructional planning and assessment.

Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy Verbs [Infographic]

Hour of Curiosity

A resource bank with free lesson plans, professional development activities, videos and more developed to support student engagement and teacher proficiency with coding, Minecraft, and augmented reality.

Hour of Curiosity

Code.org

The Hour of Code program offers tutorials to teach students to code through playing and creating games. Code Studio is a series of online courses that teach computer science.

Code.org

Switch Zoo

Make new animals by switching the heads, legs and tails of 142 different creatures

Switch Zoo

Egg Timer

A simple countdown timer.

Egg Timer

Interactive Sites for Education

A collective of K-5 online, interactive, educational games and simulations. These activities work great with a SMARTboard for whole group or small group instruction or use individually in the computer lab.

Interactive Sites for Education