Author Archives: Marci Duncan

About Marci Duncan

Technology Instructional Resource Teacher K-12 for #SCDSB; Google Educator; Co-chair of #edcampbarrie. You can contact me at mduncan@scdsb.on.ca

CBC + The Hour of Code

CBC has written a lot about the Hour of Code and why kids should learn to code. Here are two activities they shared for learning to code: Code a secret message with Trinket and SPYnet. They introduce a tool called … Continue reading

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17 Goals to Transform our World

This fall, World Leaders committed to 17 goals to transform our world. The 17 Global Goals pledge to achieve 3 very important things over the next 15 years: ending extreme poverty, fighting inequality and injustice and fixing climate change. All … Continue reading

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Coding + Art + Math = Turtle Art

Today I was co-learning with a group of students using the Turtle Art software to create awesome pictures while we learned about geometry, numeration and programming. First I inspired them with my artistic creation so they could see what the … Continue reading

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Coding in School is about LEARNING!

Part 3 Reflection on CBC’s The Current Kids Learn Computer Coding in Class to Help with Problem Solving: Scratch creator Mitch Resnick believes that everyone should learn to code. Scratch launched in 2007 for kids aged 8-16 and more recently Scratch … Continue reading

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England adds Coding to the National Curriculum

Part 2 Reflection on CBC’s The Current Kids Learn Computer Coding in Class to Help with Problem Solving: England mandated coding in their national curriculum in June 2013. The former Education Secretary stated that this new curriculum was designed to raise … Continue reading

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From Consumers to Innovators

This evening I listened to CBC’s The Current Kids Learn Computer Coding in Class to Help with Problem Solving Here is what I learned and reflected on Part 1: The Codemakers program is an initiative that aims to change the … Continue reading

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Learning How to Program with Scratch

If you are interested in learning to code and create with Scratch, here are a few resources that will help you on your journey: 1) ScratchEd Check out the ScratchEd online community for Educators, the Scratch curriculum guide provides an … Continue reading

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