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Coding: Bring It to All Classrooms! - November 2017

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  1. Welcome to #OK2Ask.  Tonight’s topic is Coding: Bring It to All Classrooms! https://t.co/lstK9XyMvU
    Welcome to #OK2Ask. Tonight’s topic is Coding: Bring It to All Classrooms! pic.twitter.com/lstK9XyMvU
  2. This chat is for educators who are interested in talking about Coding. #OK2Ask https://t.co/8FeqNR9Fz4
    This chat is for educators who are interested in talking about Coding. #OK2Ask pic.twitter.com/8FeqNR9Fz4
  3. We will be using the Q1: A1: format for questions and responses. Use #OK2Ask on all tweets so responses will post in the chat. https://t.co/mn1TKAZ6k3
    We will be using the Q1: A1: format for questions and responses. Use #OK2Ask on all tweets so responses will post in the chat. pic.twitter.com/mn1TKAZ6k3
  4. Please introduce yourself and tell where you’re from. Remember to follow one another to build our PLN! #OK2Ask https://t.co/r7YKNxEFMk
    Please introduce yourself and tell where you’re from. Remember to follow one another to build our PLN! #OK2Ask pic.twitter.com/r7YKNxEFMk
  5. Good evening, everyone! Looking forward to connecting with and learning from you all tonight! #OK2Ask
  6. Q1: Does your school or district offer coding? Club, class, which grades? #OK2Ask https://t.co/zvWYELwwQg
    Q1: Does your school or district offer coding? Club, class, which grades? #OK2Ask pic.twitter.com/zvWYELwwQg
  7. Katy from Virginia. Former MS principal, current manager at The Source for Learning. #OK2Ask
  8. A1: In the district I was a principal, they offer coding beginning in K! Also in MS and HS. #OK2Ask
  9. Q2: Coding isn’t just a tech language, it’s a way of thinking about problem solving. Respond to this statement. #OK2Ask https://t.co/eLgb2b4h9z
    Q2: Coding isn’t just a tech language, it’s a way of thinking about problem solving. Respond to this statement. #OK2Ask pic.twitter.com/eLgb2b4h9z
  10. A2: Creating students equipped with 21st century learning skills is essential; this will prepare them for the future. #OK2Ask
  11. A1: Classes at upper levels and as part of robotics clubs in MS and EL -- part class in EL case-by-case with intro through science and makerspaces #OK2Ask
  12. A2: As far aw problem solving goes, it really helps students solve by learning how to break a larger problem down into smaller, logical, and 'doable' steps #OK2Ask
  13. A3: Problem-solving, inquiry, creativity, collaboration, logic, abstract thinking. #OK2Ask
  14. A3: @WeAreTeachers blog had a great post earlier this year talking about skills kids learn thru coding -- check it out  https://www.weareteachers.com/skills-learn-coding/  #OK2Ask
  15. a3 I'm gonna stick with problem solving...This article from @centerdigitaled talks about problem solving and #coding. #OK2Ask
  16. Somehow Q4 didn't post... here ya go to catch us up out of order: Q4: Define logical thinking in your own words. #OK2Ask
  17. A4: The ability to work through a problem by applying a sequential thought process. #OK2Ask
  18. Q5: In many school districts, coding is beginning in kindergarten. How do you feel about this? #OK2Ask https://t.co/gYAp0GVljw
    Q5: In many school districts, coding is beginning in kindergarten. How do you feel about this? #OK2Ask pic.twitter.com/gYAp0GVljw
  19. A5: I think it’s great! Starting kids early to build logic skills to carry them through their lives. #OK2Ask
  20. A5: I love it. Kids minds are fluid at this age and they are learning new things (everyday) in steps all the time + they are not afraid to fail, they are resilient and creative and that fits with coding #OK2Ask
  21. Hi everyone! Sorry to jump in a bit late. I will try to get caught up as quickly as possible. #OK2Ask
  22. A5: I tell K-1 teachers to start with the Hour Of Code Offline lessons. Coding skills can be taught in any environment. #OK2Ask
  23. Q6: How do you think the fundamentals of coding can provide students with skills that will serve them well in the future? #OK2Ask https://t.co/mNA5FbglNJ
    Q6: How do you think the fundamentals of coding can provide students with skills that will serve them well in the future? #OK2Ask pic.twitter.com/mNA5FbglNJ
  24. #OK2Ask - Hello, checking in at half-time from PA. Sorry I am late....
  25. A6: Many of the skills can be transferred into the skills future employers will be looking for, beyond just academics. #OK2Ask
  26. A1 I started coding at our school three years ago, after completing a training sessoin with #codeorg #OK2Ask
  27. #OK2Ask A1. Yes our computer teacher does some coding in all grades, starting in K. They also do coding camps and clubs. But it is part of the regular curriculum K-8, not sure about high school?
  28. A2: Coding is definitely a way of thinking and problem-solving. I started with block-based coding and have now moved to using various programming languages. As intimidating as it seemed at first, it was a challenge well worth taking. #OK2Ask
  29. A3: Coding promotes collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, mathematical reasoning, communication skills, and best of all, it is FUN! #OK2Ask
  30. a4: Logical thinking - problem solving using facts -- very left brained #OK2Ask
  31. A4: Hmmm....logical would mean that it makes sense...so, it would be the process or steps that involve moving from one related thing or thought to another. #OK2Ask
  32. A2. #OK2Ask - helps with problem solving and preparing kids for jobs that may or may not even exist today.
  33. A3 #OK2Ask Coding promotes a lot of skills: real life problem solving, creativity, collaboration/teamwork, perseverance, and more
  34. A6: All the skills mentioned earlier - problem solving, creativity, collaboration, perseverance, abstract thinking are highly sought by and transferable to any industry #OK2Ask
  35. A4 - logical thinking is sequential but it is also sometimes basic common sense, depends on how it is being used #OK2Ask
  36. Q8: How can we help our students become producers of technology, not just consumers? #OK2Ask https://t.co/Jfehetikft
    Q8: How can we help our students become producers of technology, not just consumers? #OK2Ask pic.twitter.com/Jfehetikft
  37. A5: I think kindergarten is a great place to start. We have our kindergarteners participate in the #Hourofcode every year and they not only enjoy coding, but pick it up very quickly. #OK2Ask
  38. Q7: Do you know of any online resources that promote coding and associated skills for our students? #OK2Ask
  39. A8: Create assignments that incorporate: authentic problem-solving, open-ended questions, collaboration, all while creating a digital product. #OK2Ask
  40. A8: Well...the very nature of coding is creationary so it inherently breeds producers...let's code! let's create! #OK2Ask
  41. A6: The fundamentals of Coding definitely provide skills to build upon. For one thing, students become open to try new things and to overcome challenges. They also find creative ways to express themselves while thinking critically #OK2Ask
  42. Q9: What additional skills can students gain from coding that will help them succeed in other classes? #OK2Ask https://t.co/4es5h6WQJ0
    Q9: What additional skills can students gain from coding that will help them succeed in other classes? #OK2Ask pic.twitter.com/4es5h6WQJ0
  43. @reneesarmiento5 Do you find that the students become more comfortable with this as the year goes on? #OK2Ask
  44. A9: Self-reliance, patience, attention to detail, creativity, courage, processing. #OK2Ask
  45. A7: There are a number of online resources for both students and adults. My starting point was @codeorg #Codeorg but since then I have used @ScratchJr @scratch, @gotynker, @codeacademy #OK2Ask
  46. #OK2Ask A5. AWESOME! I have seen it used with kindergartners. It was age-appropriate and the kids loved it. It was more basic than say 3rd graders. But the earlier you start, the better.
  47. A8: We need to become models for our students and show them how we can learn together as we create using a variety of tools. Sharing resources, modeling the use of new tools, and showing the it is OK2Ask and to make mistakes. #OK2Ask
  48. Q10: What is one way you could integrate coding skills into your classroom? #OK2Ask https://t.co/MjwvwmGSI4
    Q10: What is one way you could integrate coding skills into your classroom? #OK2Ask pic.twitter.com/MjwvwmGSI4
  49. @HowlingMonkey2 #OK2Ask - Our elementary is BYOD and literally had a full day of Hour of Code - ALL students were coding off/on all day. They also have a full computer lab with 36 desktops and about 70 laptops on a cart, and 4-5 iPads per class - so all students had something.. Very cool.
  50. A10: Use one of the coding websites to create a bell-ringer in an upcoming class. #OK2Ask
  51. A9: Most definitely communication, collaboration, and critical thinking. I see how they help each other and how excited they are to share what they learn or when something finally "clicks", #OK2Ask
  52. Thank you for joining our #OK2Ask Chat on Coding: Bring it to All Classrooms!
  53. #OK2Ask A6. Coding is the new literacy and a necessary skill for the upcoming decades and future employment.
  54. Join us for our next #OK2Ask Chat on Differentiating Instruction for All Learners: Practical Ideas for Teachers on 12/7 at 8PM, ET with @Katy_Garvey https://t.co/BzzlznMY2W
    Join us for our next #OK2Ask Chat on Differentiating Instruction for All Learners: Practical Ideas for Teachers on 12/7 at 8PM, ET with @Katy_Garvey pic.twitter.com/BzzlznMY2W
  55. #OK2Ask A7 - Here are some of my favorites...  https://teachersfirst.com/spectopics/coding.cfm . Of course the entire collection has even more -  http://www.teachersfirst.com/tags/coding/ . If I had to pick a current favorite..  https://www.touchdevelop.com . Hard to pick!!!
  56. Thanks everyone! I really enjoy learning more about #coding and your insights were great! #OK2Ask
  57. A10: Use Scratch or another programming tool to create interactive media in lieu of essays or presentations #OK2Ask
  58. A10: Students in my coding club now ask their teachers if they can create their project presentations or stories using @scratch. We have also used @Ozobot to present a variety of projects in science, history, and social studies. #OK2Ask
  59. Thank you all for this fast-paced yet resource-filled chat! I hope to join you again next month. #OK2Ask
  60. @moreruckus2 I need to get involved in coding and encourage my EL's too!
  61. @SFLOK2Ask Would love to know how coding can be integrated into reading and writing!

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