Choose Your Platform

Universal AirParrot Universal License works on macOS or Windows US$19.99 Select
Windows AirParrot Windows Only License works on Windows only US$15.99 Select
Mac@2x AirParrot Mac Only License works on macOS only US$15.99 Select

Choose Your Platform

UNIVERSAL
macOS/WINDOWS
License works on macOS or Windows

$15.99 Select »
WINDOWS
ONLY
License works on Windows only

$12.99 Select »
macOS
ONLY
License works on macOS only

$12.99 Select »
AirParrot 2
for Chrome OS
License works on Chrome OS only

$4.99 Select »

Choose Your Platform

UNIVERSAL
macOS/WINDOWS
License works on macOS or Windows

$17.99 Select »
WINDOWS
ONLY
License works on Windows only

$14.99 Select »
macOS
ONLY
License works on macOS only


$14.99 Select »
ANDROID
ONLY
License works on Android only


$6.99 Select »
AMAZON FIRE TV
ONLY
License works on Fire TV only


$6.99 Select »

Are you an educator? Check out Reflector Teacher!

Reflector Teacher is a streamlined version of Reflector 3 built for classrooms and teachers.

Learn more »

Choose Your Platform

UNIVERSAL
macOS/WINDOWS
License works on macOS or Windows

$17.99 Select »
WINDOWS
ONLY
License works on Windows only

$14.99 Select »
macOS
ONLY
License works on macOS only

$14.99 Select »

Not a teacher? Check out Reflector 3!

Reflector 3 includes all the same mirroring capabilities as Reflector Teacher but without the classroom focus.

Learn more »

Working From Home: The Ultimate Tech Guide to Remote Collaboration

Get tips to boost your Zoom and Microsoft Teams meetings at home. Discover how to share screens, get creative and be more productive while working or teaching remotely.

EdTech

#SquirrelsChat Recap: Computer Science + Coding in the Classroom

0

Students need certain skills to survive and thrive in our digital world.

Problem solving. Critical thinking. Designing. Creating. 

These are the skills that worksheets and busy work simply cannot provide.

But coding can.

The December #SquirrelsChat took a dive into the topic of coding as innovative educators shared strategy, real-world examples, advice, resources and more for teaching computer science. This chat focused on the first three practices of the K-12 Computer Science Framework.

Building an inclusive computing culture

Considering the needs of all students is essential to producing an inclusive computing culture. Start by involving all students and make coding part of everything they do. Build it into the curriculum, form computer science teams, create after-school clubs, etc. This allows all students to experience coding, incorporate it into what interests them and increase their enthusiasm about the topic.

Collaboration in the classroom

Effective collaboration can lead to better computing outcomes in the classroom. Give students opportunities to work together, talk, build and create. Encourage leadership and team building by allowing students that have more experience to help and teach others.

Applying computational skills

Being able to recognize opportunities to apply computational thinking is a skill that is central to coding. Let’s take a look at a few real life applications from educators using this approach in the classroom.

Hour of Code

This year, 153,941 events registered for the Hour of Code. This global movement is a way of bringing awareness to coding and an introduction to computer science. Anyone can participate in and organize an Hour of Code event. Here are some first-hand experiences.

Coding and computer science resources

There are many computer science resources, programs and applications that help educators jump into coding – Kodable, Minecraft and Code.org to name a few. Take some time to research the tools that make it easy to introduce concepts to students. Remember, start small!

Related reading: Are We Too Late for Computer Science?

How to bring computer science into the classroom

Implementing computer science into the classroom is daunting. Many educators don’t know where to start. A good place to begin is to connect with others, do research, don’t be afraid to ask students for help and jump in. Coding is fun, it’s everywhere and anyone can do it!

Want more great insight into the world of education?

Join #SquirrelsChat every first and third Thursday of the month starting in January 2018. You can stay up-to-date on topics, moderators and any time/date changes by following us on Twitter (@Squirrels). 

Coming up on January 4: Tasks Before Apps with host Monica Burns.

Are we too late for computer science education?
Squirrels LLC Introduces New Class of Alpha Squirrels EdTech Experts

About Author

Default Author Image
Keirsten Heckel

Related Posts
Teaching from Home? 9 Distance Learning Tips from Educators
Training from Home? How to Demo Apps Like Google Classroom
Teaching From Home? This Tool Replaces Your Document Camera for Distance Learning

Comment