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Wednesday, July 26 • 11:45am - 12:50pm
Cassidy - 1,1 Robots Are Fun; 1,2 Coding is Too; 1,2,3 Learn with Me

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Robots and coding ARE fun, but that alone is not a good reason to add to your already full day in the elementary classroom. Why would you want to use them? We’ll discuss the why and the what as well as the how of using this new pedagogy in ways that support and extend your curriculum.
You’ll leave with
  • An understanding of how to use coding with young children
  • Ideas for using coding and robots in curricularly appropriate ways
  • A digital list of robots and apps that can be used effectively in your classroom

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Kathy Cassidy

Teacher, Prairie South School Division
Kathy Cassidy is an award-winning Canadian first grade teacher whose passions include literacy, connecting classrooms and using technology in transformative ways. In 2005, she realized she could connect her classroom with the outside world using student blogs, video-conferencing... Read More →

Wednesday July 26, 2017 11:45am - 12:50pm EDT
Arlington Boston Park Plaza
  Main Conference Session
  • BLC Strand Designing Rigorous and Motivating Assignments
  • Intended Audience Elementary
  • Session Level Beginner