Creating Coding Lessons – Grade 6-8: Part 2
Any time I try something new I get some unexpected results. Often I learn something new. Usually I tweak something. Sometimes I find a connection to something else. My students find the lesson easier or harder than I expected. I've even discovered that some of my basic assumptions were faulty before. This time is no different. This coding lessons reflection will be of dubious use to you without having read this post. Don't let me dissuade you though, read away. What follows is an outline, and reflection on what I have done for the coding lesson I am working on so far.…

Creating Coding Lessons – Grades 6-8: Part 1
As a STEM teacher I am continually taking workshops, and courses to get better at my job. As a public school teacher I am always on the lookout for those who are willing to donate equipment to my program. When I was on a follow-up call for a coding PD I took last summer, and was asked what I would need to implement coding fully into my curriculum my answer was simple: "I need 9 new Android tablets". I was half joking, but you miss 100% of the shots you don't take. When the response was: "Okay we should be able to get those to you in January". I realized I needed to begin Creating Coding Lessons for my grade 8 students, and the idea fore this post was born.…