Teaching and learning to code can be a daunting prospect for many, and transitioning from block coding to text-based coding can often be a barrier to learning coding languages like Python. Python in Pieces aims to bridge that gap and has been designed to seamlessly transition students from block code, commonly used at Primary school, to the text-based coding that is required at Secondary school level and beyond.
2020 has seen educators have to rapidly adapt to an entirely new way of planning, teaching, assessing, and resourcing. As schools and teachers continue to navigate the new normal, ClickView is here to help, with hundreds of their most popular educational videos available free during COVID-19.
Hello friends, I am Dr. Sam Fecich and I am so excited to be sharing with you some Fecich Favorite edtech tools when it comes to engaging students in the online learning space.
At a time when the opportunity for global travel is diminished, with school trips and external visitors to the classroom off the agenda for most schools, expanding students’ horizons and giving them access to a world beyond their immediate environment is more important than ever. Being able to experience different places, and hear other people’s lived experiences is key to fostering global citizenship as well as building values like empathy and compassion.
As an educator, knowing the students and families I work with is essential as a child-centred approach is at the heart of what I do. This is why I identify with the MARIO Framework—it is an evidence-informed practice which has the students’ well-being and progress at its core. Equally, it helps practitioners and students by providing a scaffold for support classes, small groups, and individual student sessions. It clearly complements the work which is happening in the mainstream classroom through focusing on skills and knowledge whilst allowing students to become efficient, resilient, and reflective.
When the country needed to close its schools due to coronavirus, like many schools nationally, Beacon Hill Academy found this challenging. All staff and learners in Beacon Hill Academy already had both email addresses and Active Directory login details, but our technology implementation in lessons was limited at this point. School closures forced us to accelerate using digital technology to support pupils’ learning and development.