Share your Hour of Code experience!

Are you intimidated, yet secretly intrigued, by the Hour of Code?  I was, too!  But Hour of Code 2016 will be my 3rd year watching my middle school students gain confidence and earn certificates in coding. Why is a middle school social studies teacher in a small town taking class …

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Confessions of a Friday Folder, Good for Growth

Are backpacks portfolios? Portfolios in the form of a Friday folder yielded good growth confessions from my kids. “I got a yellow light”, my child confessed. “Do you know why?”, I responded. “No. Well, yea,” he replied humbly. The half-zipped Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle backpack contents resisted the plunge-grab-toss maneuvers …

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