Super excited about presenting at the DigiFab Conference in Cambridge, Massachusetts on Interactive Storytelling and Coding this week! I’ve been talking a lot about coding lately and for good reason. According to the website Code.org, “Computer science drives innovation throughout the US economy, but it remains marginalized throughout K-12 education.”
- Only 34 states allow students to count computer science courses toward high school graduation.
- There are currently 527,169 open computing jobs nationwide.
- Last year, only 42,969 computer science students graduated into the workforce.
If you take a thorough look at the statistics from Code.org, you soon realize the importance computer science plays in the U.S. economy. Some believe it is as essential as reading and writing. Providing students with skills that can benefit their future in the digital world.
DigiFab Conference Resources
These reasons are why I created my interactive storytelling resources (more to come soon) and I’m so excited to share them with the educators in Massachusetts. My focus is to implement 21st-Century classroom components to make this session and resources as interactive as possible.
These components include the 4C’s:
- Critical Thinking
This post was created as a landing page for the participants of the conference. Of course, I’d love for anyone who stumbles upon this information to benefit.
- Coding in the Classroom: Is it That Important?
- Coding Basics: What You Need to Know
- Interactive Storytelling and Coding
- 4 Ideas to Teach Interactive Storytelling Using Scratch and Scratch Jr.
- Interactive Storytelling Using Scratch and Scratch Jr.
You may also want to try the technology challenge I created. My technology challenges will provide you small doses of information to help you integrate technology into the classroom seamlessly. Click here or on the picture below to download.
I hope you enjoyed the presentation and got some value that you can take to your classroom. I’d love to hear from you! One way I like to connect with people is through my Facebook group called Tech with Us. There I have partnered with some of my favorite techie friends, and we have a whole group of educators who collaborate and learn from each other. If interested; come join us!
Also, I’d love to continue getting to know you better so be sure to sign-up for my email list.
Take a look at another freebie I have that might be of interest to you!