Coding Your Story

When we think of “coding” we tend to limit its abilities to name = raw_input ( ‘An Image Of Complex Charactersn’ ) when in reality its something more profound, something that relates more to how our students learn.

Coding, is about telling a story, and it is through this lens of storytelling that our students, starting in first grade this fall, will use coding to share the story of their learning.

After speaking at an educational technology conference in Austin, Texas, and spending five days collaborating with the some of the world’s most innovative educators at the Apple Distinguished Educator Institute in Miami, I heard first-hand from educators the world over who use coding in elementary grades to give students a new way to share their ideas and understanding. (Quick shot out to (Richard Wells, Douglas Kiang, and Sam Patterson).

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