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This newsletter will help you Develop Computational Thinking, Go on a Coding Adventure & More
Competition Encouraging Computational Thinking
Ignite My Futurein School is an initiative sponsored by Tata Consultancy Services and Discovery Education to transform the way students across America learn through computational thinking, a foundational skill for success in the twenty-first century
Grant to Foster Creative Thinking in the Classroom
The office supply company Bostitch is offering a chance for two teachers to win a $250 grant for creative supplies for their classroom. To be considered, teachers need to submit a lesson plan of their own creation that they believe exemplifies creativity in the classroom.
Game Utilizing Math Strategies to Program Underwater Robots
Expedition Atlantis, an iPad app from Robomatter, presents mobile robot mathproblems in a scaffolded and contextualized manner to motivate students to use mathematics rather than “guess and check” their way through robot programming.