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Ed Tech Bits-2015-05-06

Strategies for teaching coding to girls
What gets girls excited about learning to code? Give it purpose, said computer-science teachers Douglas and Mary Kiang, during a session at the 2015 SXSWedu Conference & Festival. The Kiangs proposed strategies for teaching coding in their coding by design session. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Education (3/11)

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Common Sense Education Launches Free Gaming Platform to Teach Digital Citizenship http://thejournal.com/articles/2015/04/20/common-sense-education-digital-compass.aspx?=THEMOB

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Great place for global projects!  http://theglobalclassroomproject.org/

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FREE Webinars from the Future of Education:

·        Saturday, May 9th at 12pm CR20 LIVE Weekly Show: Chris Giles on Google Chrome Extensions, follow us on Twitter at #liveclass20.

·        Sunday, May 10th at 7pm TechEducator Podcast: EdTech for Your Mother,

·        Monday, May 11th at 8pm TL Virtual Cafe - #TLChat LIVE!,. Follow #TLChat on Twitter to participate.

·        Saturday, May 9th at 12pm CR20 LIVE Weekly Show: Chris Giles on Google Chrome Extensions, Classroom 2.0 LIVE is an opportunity to gather with other member of the community in regular "live" web meetings. Details to join the webinar at http://live.classroom20.com. You can follow us on Twitter at #liveclass20.

·        Sunday, May 10th at 7pm TechEducator Podcast: EdTech for Your Mother, Trying to figure out what to get Mom this year? We will help you figure out exactly what she will love this year in the world of edtech. More information here.

·        Monday, May 11th at 8pm TL Virtual Cafe - #TLChat LIVE!, Second Monday of each month is the Teacher Librarian Twitter Chat. Follow #TLChat on Twitter to participate.

·        Saturday, May 16th at 12pm CR20 LIVE Weekly Show - How to Help Your Visual Students Learn Using Movie Magic with Sydney Sheren, Classroom 2.0 LIVE is an opportunity to gather with other member of the community in regular "live" web meetings. Details to join the webinar at http://live.classroom20.com. You can follow us on Twitter at #liveclass20.

·        Sunday, May 17th at 7pm TechEducator Podcast: Educational Pdocasting Tips and Tricks, Are you interested in starting your own podcast? In this episode, we will discuss and show off our favorite tips, tricks, and equipment to help you start yoru own podcast. More information here.

·        Monday, May 18th at 8pm TL News Night LIVE!, This is a LIVE show presented in news show format featuring a Wrap up of “This Month in School Libraries” and deeper discussion of topical school library issues with special guest experts. Did we mention it was LIVE? Join here.

Library 2.015 Spring Summit - The Emerging Future: Technology and Learning, April 30th, 2015

Library 2.015 Worldwide Virtual Conference: Tools, Skills & Competencies, October 20th

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10 Ways to Show Your iPad on a Projector Screen http://learninginhand.com/blog/ways-to-show-your-ipad-on-a-projector-screen

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Report on digital learning 24/7 http://theinnovativeeducator.blogspot.ca/2015/05/nearly-60-of-teens-use-their-own-mobile.html

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Lesson on How to Use Scratch jr. for digital story telling http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2015/05/an-excellent-lesson-on-how-students-can.html

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Cybrary Man’s Maker Space links http://cybraryman.com/makerspaces.html

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16 Websites and apps for making video and animation https://www.graphite.org/blog/16-websites-and-apps-for-making-videos-and-animation