May 15, 2018

5 Year Olds Coding Without Technology

Melissa Dann (@meld70) is a prep teacher in Melbourne Australia who has begun exploring the concepts of coding with her five year old students. Yesterday she sent me the email below. As she reflects on her own practice, I applaud her confidence in considering a blog post – way to take a risk! As such, I […]

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April 30, 2018

The #STEMStarSearch Challenge

Last week was an amazing experience for our Emerald Coders! Students from around Ontario participated with Bill Nye on Nintendo Labo projects during the Labo release party at Emerald Code headquarters! In case you missed our #STEMStarSearch announcement, you can find details here. With the incredible fun and learning had by all, Nintendo has offered […]

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April 10, 2018

Become the next star of Emerald Code: Decoded!

Lights! Camera! STEM! STEM Star Search 2018 Become the next star of Emerald Code: Decoded! We’re looking for the next two STEM stars to be featured in EMERALD CODE: DECODED, the companion documentary series to hit web series EMERALD CODE. Educators and Parents – Do you know a STEM Star? Be sure to share this […]

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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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