February 7, 2018

How can we use those robots to teach math, literacy and 21st century competencies like collaboration and creativity?

The key to computer science – and as a result, coding – is thinking.

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March 18, 2018

Coding & Inquiry: Determine Integer Operation Rules

In this challenge, students can code an app to determine the rules for addition, subtraction, multiplication or division of two integers. Classroom application: After building this Scratch app, have students run through a set of different numbers and record their observations (e.g.: multiplying two negative numbers yields a positive product). From here, have them determine […]

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March 1, 2018

Learn to Code So You Can Code to Learn!

What a fantastic couple of weeks we have had! We joined our first, second and third twitter chats and have found some amazing educators and resources to add to our ever growing list! Perhaps most important, we recognize a shift in thinking happening among coding classrooms. Learning to code is a fantastic first step, but […]

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February 21, 2018

Learn to Code: Artificial Intelligence

On this episode of Emerald Code: Decoded, we meet Tanmay who lives in Brampton Ontario. Tanmay is a wiz when it comes to coding – in fact he is one of the youngest working “algorithmists” in the world. At only 14 years old, he teamed up with Darwin Eco System, IBM Watson and Not Rocket […]

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February 15, 2018

STEM Cells!

OK, not quite that kind of cell. This post is about plant cells! Do you know why plants droop when they need water? It is because the cells do not have water in them. Turgor pressure is a force within plant cells that pushes the plasma membrane against the cell wall making the plants perky. […]

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