24 Hour of Code Resources

4 days ago As the 2016 Hour of Code is officially underway, we wanted to share with you a guide to 24 Hour of Code Resources. There, you will find resources to learn about the Hour of Code, how to implement the Hour of Code, and maintain the learning and exploring well beyond the end of the week. Roll up your sleeves, give it a try, and have some fun with a different way of thinking.

Earn your Hour of Code Badge!

Dec 1, 2016 We are excited to offer Hour of Code badges for classrooms and schools. These badges can be posted on your website for the purpose of displaying your achievement. We have multiple badges to hand out depending on how many lines of code are written. If your class writes less than 300 lines of code, you can request a Participant badge. If your class writes 300 or more lines of code, you can request a badge based on the number of lines your class has written. READ MORE

Engaging Students in Learning with Video Conferencing

Nov 9, 2016 Video conferencing tools such as Skype, Google Hangout, and FaceTime are great for exposing students to new learning from experts. They can also be used for collaboration with other students from around the world. Mystery Skype, virtual field trips, and author visits are just a few ways to use video conferencing for learning in the classroom. Do you want to learn more about how to engage your students in learning with video conferencing? Use this link to find resources to help you get started.

What is a BookTube-A-Thon?

Oct 31, 2016 A BookTube-A-Thon is a week long read-a-thon hosted by Ariel Bissett. During a BookTube-A-Thon, Ariels posts reading challenges to keep the participants excited and engaged in the reading. During a BookTube-A-Thon, participants communicate via Twitter or other social media tool. This reading challenge was created for young adults, but could be modified for any age. How could a read-a-thin, such as this, look in your classroom? Learn more about BookTube-A-Thons.

Join Skype-a-thon November 29-30

Oct 27, 2016 Celebrate global learning by joining classrooms across the world for the annual Skype-a-thon. Sign up on the Microsoft Educator Community for your classroom to be a part of this experience. See how many virtual miles your students can travel?

1:1 Grant Info

Oct 19, 2016 One to one grant information can be found on the Instructional Technology website. The grant applications have NOT been released yet. This is only for your information as you think about planning for and writing a grant. Once funds are approved for the grant process, we will announce the release of the applications along with due dates.

EPIC! Free Digital Books for Elementary Students

Oct 19, 2016 Students learn to read by reading, lots and lots of reading! As students begin to devour books, we often find ourselves looking for more interesting text for them to read. EPIC! is one tool that can be used to add reading material to classrooms. Many of you have heard of EPIC!, but did you know that new features have been added to this resource? When educators set up their free accounts on the EPIC! website, they can now create individual student accounts. READ MORE

Copy a Folder in Google Drive

Oct 11, 2016 Looking for a way to copy a folder in Google Drive? Try a Chrome Web Store App called Copy Folder. This app allows you to make a copy of an existing folder and move the copy in your Drive. You can make a copy of any folder you have viewing or editing right to. Note: This can only be downloaded in the Chrome Browser.

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