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Let’s Get Ready to Rock the Code 2016

 

Computers are everywhere, changing every industry on the planet. But only one in four schools teaches computer science. The good news is, we’re on our way to change this! If you've heard about the Hour of Code before, you might know it made history; more than 100 million students tried the Hour of Code in 2015.

 

The Hour of Code is a one-hour introductory course designed to demystify computer science and show that anybody can learn the basics of computer programming. The goal is to have students take part in grade-level-specific activities. Over 100 partners have joined together to support this movement. President Obama wrote his first line of code as part of the campaign last year.

 

Code.org and other organizations have created materials for participants to use during the National Computer Science Week (December 5-11) or before or after. These are very simple, easy-to-follow lessons that are teacher- and student-friendly. This year, there will be a “Beyond the Hour of Code” area for teachers and students who are beyond the entry level of just “one hour.”

 

Are you joining the global movement to reach tens of millions of students and teachers to encourage them to just try “an Hour of Coding” during the week December 5-11 or before? Last year, more girls tried computer science than in the last 70 years. This year, let's make it even bigger!

 

Please get involved with an Hour of Code event during Computer Science Education Week, December 5-11. Get the word out. Host an event. Ask a local school to sign up. Or try the Hour of Code yourself—everyone can benefit from learning the basics.

 

We'll be in touch about new tutorials and other exciting updates. What can you do now?

 

What is the Hour of Code?

The Hour of Code is a FREE one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn basic coding skills.

 

When is the Hour of Code?

Anybody can host an Hour of Code anytime, but the grassroots campaign goal is for hundreds of millions of students to try an Hour of Code during December 5-11, 2016, in celebration of Computer Science Education Week.

 

Is it one specific hour?

No. You can do the Hour of Code anytime during this week. (And if you can't do it during that week, do it the week before or after). We are asking everyone to pick your own time to do an Hour of Code. You can start today if you like.

 

Why Computer Science?

Every student should have the opportunity to learn computer science. It helps nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity. By starting early, students will have a foundation for success in any 21st-century career path. See more stats at https://code.org/promote

 

How do I sign up to host an Hour of Code?

https://hourofcode.com/us#join

 

How do I find resources for Hosting an Hour of Code?

https://hourofcode.com/us/promote/resources

 

How do I get started?

Watch the introduction video and sign up to host an Hour of Code event. https://hourofcode.com/us/how-to

 

I don’t know anything about coding. Can I still host an event?

Of course. Hour of Code activities are self-guided. All you have to do is try the current tutorials, pick the tutorial you want, and pick an hour — Code.org will take care of the rest. Code.org also has options for every age and experience-level, from kindergarten and up. Start planning your event by reading the how to guide.

 

Do students need to log on using an account? No signup or login is required for students to try the Hour of Code; however, if a teacher has gone through the Code.org training and has already set up classroom accounts for their students, this would be helpful in tracking the progress of each individual student.

 

Where is the tutorial with Anna and Elsa? I want to promote girls using computer science.

It is now published and you can find in on the tutorial page. Stay tune for new published tutorials.

 

Which activity should I do with high school students?

Across all ages, we recommend trying one of the beginner tutorials on code.org/learn to start, such as the tutorial with Angry Birds or with Anna and Elsa. A high school student should be able to finish one of these in 30 minutes and can then try a more advanced tutorial in JavaScript, such as Khan Academy or CodeHS.

 

I’m doing Scratch for Hour of Code, but what if my students have iPads rather than laptops?

Scratch doesn't run on tablets. If your students are young, they can use the ScratchJR iPad app (for early-readers). If you look at the tutorials on code.org/learn, you can find other tutorials that work on iPads or other mobile devices- from Code.org, Tynker, Lightbot, or CodeSpark.

 

How do you count the Hours of Code?

The Hour of Code tracker isn't an exact measurement of usage. It does not count unique student IDs perfectly when tracking participation in the Hour of Code, especially because they don't require students to log in or register. As a result, we both over-count and under-count participants at the same time. Read all the details here.

 

How can I prep for the Hour of Code?

Visit this website it has step by step directions on how to get started. It also offers a variety of resources/tutorials to help you get started. If you have never used coding with your students, we recommend implementing the Code.org Tutorials for Beginners. Click on Go and your students will be writing code. If you would like to use something  else., click on http://code.org/learn

 

Do I need computers for every student?

No. There are Hour of Code tutorials that work on PCs, smartphones, tablets, and some that require no computer at all! You can join wherever you are, with whatever you have.

 

How can I find a local volunteer to help with the Hour of Code event?

  • Search our volunteer map for volunteers who can visit your classroom or video chat remotely to inspire your students about the breadth of possibilities with computer science.


Here are a few options:

  • Work in pairs. Research shows students learn best with pair programming, sharing a computer and working together. Encourage your students to double up.
  • Use a projected screen. If you have a projector and screen for a Web-connected computer, your entire group can do an Hour of Code together. Watch video portions together and take turns solving puzzles or answering questions.
  • Go Unplugged. We offer tutorials that require no computer at all.


Reminder about what’s different this year

  • This year, the Hour of Code is expanding beyond branded, self-guided tutorials, to encourage students to try more open-ended activities, and to encourage teachers who are new to CS to lead these activities.
  • Prizes, and why we’re moving away from them:
    • We’re not giving away any 10k hardware prizes to classrooms this year
    • We’re not giving away gift cards for filling out the Hour of Code survey
    • Why? With last year’s success, we’re hoping we won’t have to rely on these prize incentives to get teachers to sign up (they’ll sign up because teachers + students love it). This is a HUGE decrease in cost as well, which helps as we move toward a community-owned Hour of Code event.
  • Website: a new and improved code.org/learn page
    • We’re building a browse + search UI for finding Hour of Code tutorials and lesson plans (think: the Amazon.com of Hour of Code activities). We hope this will help teachers find the activity that best fits their classroom.

 

 

 












In October, our Engage Community theme is Digital Citizenship.  October is also Nation Cyber-Security Awareness month where there is a promotion of global awareness that encourages all Internet users to ...stop and think before they connect to the Internet. 

 

In previous threads, we reviewed the importance of FERPA (The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act a “federal law that protects the privacy of student education records as well as COPPA (the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule) which imposes certain “requirements on operators of websites or online services directed to children under 13 years of age, and on operators of other websites or online services that have actual knowledge that they are collecting personal information online from a child under 13 years of age.”  (FCC) and The Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) which was created to address concerns about “children's access to obscene or harmful content over the Internet.” (FCC)

 

One of my main go-to educational resource is Common Sense Education. https://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/digital-citizenship/internet-safety

 

Common Sense has a K-12 Digital Citizenship Curriuculum for turnkey curriculum.

Common Sense lists 8 essential topics:


Although all topics are essential and necessary to educate our students, parents, and teachers on how to keep safe, what top three topics do you think are the most important and essential for keeping students safe?  Justify your answer for each of your choices.


Engage-Pathways-icon-150px.pngParticipate in our Learning Pathways Thread between October 4, 2016 and December, 31, 2016 to receive your Learning Pathway Mission Badge worth 500 points.


The Learning Pathway Mission Badge Title is Digital Citizenship: Oct-Dec 2016

 


You must complete all the actions related to this Month’s Mission to receive the Mission Badge.

  • Reply to this thread and include all of the below items in your first post.
    • Rank the 8 digital citizenship topics in order from Most important to least important. 
    • Justify your top three choices. Why do you think these topics are the most important for your students to know and understand?
      • Include examples of resources you have used before. (Optional)
  • Deepen the conversation by responding to at least 3 people.
      • What instructional tools do you use to teach digital citizenship to all students?
      • Have you experienced any issues with students not in compliance with digital citizenship guidelines.
        • Share some examples where you have had to deal with a compliance issue. How did you resolve it?
  • Share this thread with 3 people (see Comments, Sharing, Likes and Ways to Share Thread)
  • Bookmark this thread

growth mindset.pngWhen we think about Design Thinking, we think about the ability to Ideate, Define, Prototype, Define, Empathize and Test. When Design Thinking is implemented with both teachers and students, is it necessary and essential to have a Growth Mindset?  Can Design Thinking be implemented if you have a Fixed Mindset?  When you tackle issues or solve problems do you think of it as "failure is an opportunity to grow" or do you think that "failure is the limit of my abilities?  Can you have both a Fixed and Growth Mindset?  Which one do you possess?

 

Take the Quick Mindset Quiz and share your results and thinking about what is needed in Design Thinking.

     

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In July, our Engage Community theme is Innovative Learning.  Innovation can include a variety of ideas and inventions. According to Wikipedia, “innovation is defined as a ‘new idea, device, or method.” Over the years computer science has made it possible to create all of these innovative devices.  Devices can help us expand our ideas into new dimensions. Educators use devices with students and students use devices both in and outside of the classroom. Students have access and use devices, but the problem is that they do not have the basic understanding of how these devices work. Having the basic understanding of how things work is the key to innovation. This is where computer science comes into play. Computer science can give students the basic “Black Box Theory” understanding of how things work which can empower students to take their ideas and create the next new innovative “new idea.”

 

If the sky was your starting point, what big innovative idea would you create and why? What tools would you need to create your “innovative” idea?

 

Participate in our Learning Pathways Thread between July 1, 2016 and Sept 1, 2016 to receive your Innovative Idea Mission Badge worth 500 points.

 

The Learning Pathway Mission Badge Title is Innovative Idea: July 2016    

 

You must complete all the actions related to this Month’s Mission to receive the Mission Badge.   Engage-Pathways-icon-150px.png

  • Reply to this thread and include all of the below items in your first post.
    • Describe your new innovative idea
      • Include examples of resources about how you would create your idea (what resources, materials, skills are needed to complete your project?
      • Is your idea connected to education? How?
      • How would you promote your idea?
      • What process would you go through (idea to prototype)?
      • How can you connect this idea to what you are doing in your classrooms? trainings?
      • How will having knowledge about computer science help you with this innovation?
  • Deepen the conversation by responding to at least 3 people. Try to answer the below questions in your responses or generate new questions you may have.
  • Share any drawings, photos, etc of your “innovative idea.”
  • Share this thread with 3 people (see Comments, Sharing, Likes and Ways to Share Thread) (you must share one person at a time in order to receive credit)
  • Bookmark this thread

 

Also if you complete the above Mission, you will be entered into our monthly drawing!

 

Note: This drawing will become active when we receive 10 responses from 10 different members. Click here to see all the fine print.




Giveaway-icon150x150.pngIn May, our Engage Community theme is Connected Community.  We know that in order to connect our students to communities that exist outside of their classrooms, schools, neighborhood and states, we must rely on digital media and digital tools to do that. We also know that there are certain age restrictions put on certain sites to protect our students.


For example, there are laws in place such as The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)  which is a “federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.” (US Dept of Ed)


There is also the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule (COPPA) which imposes certain “requirements on operators of websites or online services directed to children under 13 years of age, and on operators of other websites or online services that have actual knowledge that they are collecting personal information online from a child under 13 years of age.”  (FCC)


And of course, we cannot forget about The Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) which was created to address concerns about “children's access to obscene or harmful content over the Internet.” (FCC)


Stefanie H shared this great infographic about age requirements for students for certain web-based applications.  This post and infographic got me to think about the concept of compliance. When we choose different tools to connect to others or create and share projects with other students and teachers, are we checking to see if we are in compliance with all the laws, acts and regulations of a specific tool or application?  How do you check to make sure you are in compliance? What do you do to teach students to stay in compliance?


Participate in our Learning Pathways Thread between May 1, 2016 and July 1, 2016 to receive your Social Media Compliance Mission Badge worth 500 points.


Pathways150x150.pngAlso if you complete the below Mission, you will be entered into our monthly drawing!

 

Note: This drawing will become active when we receive 10 responses from 10 different members. Click here to see all the fine print.


The Learning Pathway Mission Badge Title is Connected Compliance: May 2016


You must complete all the actions related to this Month’s Mission to receive the Mission Badge.


  • Reply to this thread and include all of the below items in your first post.
    • Describe what you and others are doing to promote a safe learning environment for your students
      • Include the examples of resources on how you stay in compliance and how you teach your students to do the same.
    • Deepen the conversation by responding to at least 3 people. Try to answer the below questions in your responses or generate new questions you may have.
      • Do you use social media to connect with other classrooms?
      • Which social media sites do you use?
      • What instructional tools do you use to connect that are in compliance for all students?
      • How do you address the issue of a 4th grade student turning in a project using Prezi which is geared toward students that are 13 or older?
      • What other compliance issues have you experienced.
        • Share some examples where you have had to deal with a compliance issue. How did you resolve it?




 


Giveaway-icon150x150.pngWe have heard the terms “Going Green” and “Sustainability,”  but what does that really mean?  What is the connection between sustainability - the environment, the society, and the economy? How do we encourage students or what needs to be done to develop a Movement of Sustainability and the Next Generation of Innovators?


In my district, The Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders has started this movement in a project entitled Project Ventura (http://projectventura.com/) A team/class of young women worked together to complete an innovative project and solve a need or a problem at their campus. The team worked together to solve a large-scale, real-world project in which they restored a 1977 Airstream travel trailer into an eco-trailer for the faculty.


How are you supporting projects like Ann Richards School? How do these projects connect classrooms to the real world and make learning relevant for students?  Do you see this movement toward integrated innovation happening in your community, district, state, country?  What are some examples of students becoming innovators to participate in sustainable practices?


Participate in our Learning Pathways Thread between April 1, 2016 and June 1, 2016 to receive your Sustainability Mission Badge worth 500 points.


Also if you complete the below Mission, you will be entered into our monthly drawing for an Intel-Inside product!

 

Note: This drawing will become active when we receive 10 responses from 10 different members. Click here to see all the fine print.


The Learning Pathway Mission Badge Title is Innovative Sustainability: April 2016


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You must complete all the actions related to this Month’s Mission to receive the Mission Badge.


  • Reply to this thread and include all of the below items in your first post.
    • Describe what you and others are doing to promote the next generation of innovators.
      • Include the Name of the project and how it is promoting innovators or sustainability.
      • Picture of the project or idea.
      • How it is being implemented or the purpose of the project.
    • Deepen the conversation by responding to at least 3 people. Try to answer the below questions in your responses or generate new questions you may have.
      • How are you supporting projects like Ann Richards School?
      • How do these projects connect classrooms to the real world and make learning relevant for students? 
      • Do you see this movement toward integrated innovation happening in your community, district, state, country?
      • What are some examples of students becoming innovators to participate in sustainable practices?
  • Share this thread with 3 people (see Comments, Sharing, Likes and Ways to Share Thread)
  • Bookmark this thread
  • Like this thread

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Today, January 30th, the White House announced plans to bring computer science to every student in the United States. The “Computer Science for All” initiative proposes $4 billion in funding and additional support for training teachers to bring computer science to students.

 

The #CSforAll Initiative will also provide a set of policy efforts to help every student in public school learn computer science with a focus on girls and “underrepresented students of color.” 

 

Our February 2016 Engage Community theme is Life and Career Readiness. As educators, how do you empower girls and students of color to excel in computer science and other careers?  How do you make sure these students are ready to make an impact on society? What are the challenges and roadblocks of teaching Computer Science to students?


What are resources that can inspire and enrich this initiative?

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Special Note: Everyone who attends the webinar and completes the webinar survey will receive an Webinar Attendee: October 2015 Google Tools badge.


 

As children, we remember being excited about “Show and Tell” at school and the anticipation to reveal our priceless treasures.  The excitement of the unknown brought on as each person carefully and meticulously showed their item and told us about why their special item was a precious gem.

 

We are giving you the opportunity to re-live that excitement again by participating in our October Webinar Followup Mission: Google: Show Us What You Got: The Virtual Online Reveal of Show and Tell.


Share with us your Google Tips and Tricks and all Things Google. For example, you can highlight how you use and interact with Google Chrome Extensions and use tools such as Google Maps.

 

Participate in our Google: Show us What you Got Webinar Followup Blog between October 15 and November 30 and earn a badge.

 

The Mission Title: Intel Teach Live October 2015: Google-Show Us What You Got


You must complete all the actions related to this Month’s Webinar Follow-up Blog to receive the Badge.

 

  • Comment on this post at least 2 times with a resource. Each comment should include the name of the item you are sharing, a description or link to the resource, and a brief description of how you use it and why it is a great tool. Comments should include each of the following:
    1. A Google resource such as from google.docs.com
    2. An instructional resource (ex: document, video, image, how-to document, link to a website etc)
  • Share this blog three separate times with 3 people (see Comments, Sharing,Likes and Ways to Share Thread)
  • Bookmark this thread

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In a collaborative effort to increase awareness of computer science in schools, Intel Engage is joining the global movement to reach tens of millions of students and teachers in over 180 countries to encourage them to  just try “an Hour of Coding?” during December 7-13.


Last year over 100 million students tried the Hour of Code and more girls tried computer science than in the last 70 years.


Each year more than 44 million people of all ages participate in an Hour of Code. This is a one-hour introductory course designed to demystify computer science and show that anybody can learn the basics of computer programming. The goal is to have students take part in grade level specific activities. Code.org and other organizations have created these materials for participants to use during National Computer Science Week (December 7-13) or before or after. These are very simple, easy to follow lessons that are teacher and student friendly.


So, our mission is a multifaceted one that will expand over several months. You will have several missions to complete over the next few month.  In order to receive your Learning Pathway Mission Badge and or be eligible for an Intel-inside product , you will need to complete all parts of the mission. This is a WorldWide event so we are wanting a WorldWide sharing event here in Intel Engage! (Please refer to the Community Sweepstakes Drawing policy for eligibility )



The Mission Title is Learning Pathways- World-Wide Hour of Code Roll Call 2015


Between October 9 and December 15  partake in our WorldWide Hour of Code Roll Call Mission. You must complete all the actions related to this mission in order to receive your badge and be eligible for the prize drawing..


  • Watch the Hour of Code Promotion Video
    • https://youtu.be/7L97YMYqLHc
    • Create and post a 6 Word Memoir (as a comment) about your excitement to participate in this year’s Hour of Code
    • Optional (Post a graphic along with your 6 Word Memoir)
  • Sign up to participate in an Hour of Code
  • Share (in a comment) an Engage Thread or an outside resource that connects to your vision of coding /computer science to empower students.  This can be another thread within the Engage Community or a motivating video or article outside of the Engage Community.
  • Comment in the thread To Code or Not to Code is that the Right Question
  • They say a picture is worth a 1000 words, so let’s put that into ACTION. Share with us your pictures of how you and or your class, district, state is participating in the 2015 Hour of Code. Post a comment with a digital artifact of you and your students participating in the Hour of Code (Remember to abide by your school system’s Acceptable Use Policy AUP)
  • Share this thread with 5 people (see Comments, Sharing, Likes and Ways to Share Thread)
  • Bookmark this thread



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Tuesday Sept 29th @ 6:00 pm CDT. (Please note NEW Time) Use a World Clock Time Zone Converter - like - http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.htm


Special Note: Everyone who attends the webinar and completes the webinar survey will receive a September Webinar Badge.


 

Thinking critically and exploring open-ended new ideas and solutions is not only a big idea in the education community, but also stands firm in the business world as well. Being creative can often mean a lot of hard work and dedication to thought and to the overall  process.

 

As we celebrate creativity and tap into students’ curiosity and empower them to create through making, think about how you and or your school or community embarks on this creative journey.


Has your school or community set up a Makerspace? Have you  adopted a "Maker Mentality"?  If so, how have your students responded to it? Have they investigated squishy circuits and computer programming? Have they explored sewing machines or conductive thread?

 

Discuss the many ways that "Making" and the “Maker Mentality" can transform learning and teaching. Share examples of student-created, standards-aligned projects and discuss innovative ways to integrate “Making” into the classroom between September 9 and October 30 and partake in our Makey Makey Mentality Webinar Followup Blog and earn a Webinar Badge.

 

The Mission Title is Intel Teach Live September 2015:Makey Makey Mentality Webinar Badge

 

You must complete all the actions related to this Month’s Webinar Follow-up Blog to receive the Webinar Badge.

 

  • Reply to this thread at least 2 times.
    • Must include an instructional resource (document, video, image, how to document, link to a website etc) in one of the replies
  • Share this thread with 3 people (see Comments, Sharing,Likes and Ways to Share Thread)
  • Bookmark this thread
  • Post a link to another Intel Engage thread and or Blog post that provides enrichment and or creative ideas that enhance the Makey Makey Mentality Movement.

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Tuesday August 26th @ 6:00 pm CDT. (Please note NEW Time) Special Note: All who attend the webinar and complete the webinar survey will receive an August Webinar Badge.

 

Webinar Recording

 

Have you ever wondered what is needed to start your school year off digitally? Do you ponder what teachers and students are doing with devices in their classrooms? Have you ever daydreamed about flipping your classroom? What projects are your students creating? How do you communicate with both parents or students? Do you use Remind with your students? Are you an Edmodo user or a Google Classroom user? What are the pros and cons of each?

 

QUESTIONS, QUESTIONS AND MORE QUESTIONS!


As an educator, we often ponder over these questions each year. Well, let’s find some solutions. Do you have a Digital Toolkit to kick-start your school year or to rejuvenate your teaching? What is in your Digital Backpack? What are some helpful Hints and or Solutions and most importantly, what are your Must Have’s for a successful technology infused classroom?

 

Between August 14 and Sept 28,  partake in our Must Haves and Helpful Solutions Digital Backpack Webinar Followup Blog and earn a Webinar Badge.

 

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You must complete all the actions related to this Month’s Webinar Follow-up Blog to receive the Webinar Badge.

 

  • Reply to this thread at least 3 times.
    • Must include an instructional resource (document, video, image, how to document, link to a website etc) in one of the replies
  • Share this thread with 3 people (Note: you must complete three separate shares, not share once with three people; see Comments, Sharing,Likes and Ways to Share Thread)
  • Bookmark this thread

With the start of another school year in the United States right around the counter, teachers plan and multi-task like crazy.  They attend meetings, professional developments and at the same time, somehow manage to put their classrooms back together. Of course, they need more than 24 hours in each day to complete these tasks. They have to dig deep down in their bag of tricks to accomplish all that needs to be accomplished. Sometimes this calls for them to transform themselves into their magical cartoon self.

 

What Cartoon Character are You?

 

  • Reveal what cartoon character you identify with the most.
    • Include the reason for your selection
    • How do you connect to your cartoon self?
    • What characteristics do you both possess?
      • Share similarities and differences between the two of you.
  • Post a picture of your Cartoon Self

    • Post the results of the Quiz
      • Debrief- what did the quiz say? 
      • Do you agree or disagree with the results?
      • Post another picture based on your quiz (your character)

bunnyatwork_small.jpgWhen reading an intriguing book, do you often envision transforming yourself into your favorite literary character?  Do you compare yourself to characters in your favorite books? What makes your favorite characters your “favorite characters”?

 

Help us celebrate International Literacy Day day by revealing what literary character you most identify with. International Literacy Day is celebrated every year on September 8th to raise people's awareness of and concern for literacy issues around the world.

 


What Literary Character are you?

  • Describe what literature character shares your personality (Post #1)
    • Include the reason for your selection
    • How do you connect to your character?
    • What characteristics do you both possess?
    • How can you use an activity like this with your students?
  • Post a picture of your Literary Character (Include this in Post #1)
  • Take the “What Literary Character Are You?  or What Literary Character Are You? Quiz? (Post #2)
    • Post the results of the Quiz
      • Debrief- what did the quiz say? 
      • Do you agree or disagree with the results?
      • Post another picture based on your quiz (optional)( The synopsis)

 

or

  • Reply to at least 4 other people : Click Reply to that Person’s Post- Not Reply to Original Post)
  • Share this thread with 3 other people
  • Bookmark this thread
  • Participate in the What Cartoon Character Are You? Blog

 

Participate in our Learning Pathways Thread between August 10 and October 30, 2015 and Intel Engage will help you stock your professional toolkit with an $175.000 Amazon shopping spree for items that can be used in an educational or professional setting. We ask that once items are selected, winners return to the discussion thread and share how you plan to use them.

 

Note: This drawing will only become active when a minimum of 10 participants respond, which means in some cases, the drawing will take place after the above mentioned date. For a complete description and eligibility of Engage community drawings, click on the Intel Bunny Person.

Computers are changing everything, yet most schools don't teach computer science. Why is this? Awareness of what computer science is? Time to integrate it in to what you are already teaching? Resources?

bunnyatwork_small.jpg We know that you have been having an awesome time with our new Intel Engage Gamified Community. We want you to continue with that fun and excitement and at the same time explore your Wild and Creative Self. 

Go Wild on our FIRST Learning Pathway Mission.

We have several mini-missions for you to embark on which will allow you to transform yourself into a Gamified Wild-Self.  So be creative and get in touch with your Gamified Wild-Self and complete the SEVEN tasked-Missions to earn 500 points toward a Learning Pathway Badge.

Participate in our Learning Pathways Thread between May 22, 2015 and August 22, 2015 to receive your points toward your Learning Pathway Badge.

The Mission title is Learning Pathways- May-August 2015- Building Your Wild-Self Challenge

Visit the New York Zoos and Aquarium’s website- Build Your Wild Self (http://www.buildyourwildself.com/) and Build your Gamified WIld-Self. What features will you have? Will you have special powers? Can you fly or can your leap tall buildings? What educational endeavor will you change or implement with your new Gamified Wild-Self.

 

1. First Post:Your Wild-Self and Description: (Reply to Original Post)

  • Post your Gamified Wild-Self  along with a description of your Gamified Wild-Self.  Share what your Gamified Wild Self would do. How would you transform education?  What would you do in the classroom? What would you do with administrators? With technology would you make available to students and educators?  Most importantly, share what you would do with students? Why did you choose this Wild Self?

2.  Second Post:Wild-Self Traveling Collage: (Reply to Original Post)

  • Take a picture of Your Wild-Self at 4 different national locations (parks, museums, monuments, libraries or surprise us etc) (Think Flat Stanley...take your Gamified Wild Self on vacation with you. Choose an application or a website and create a Collage of your 4 pictures.and upload the1 collage . Tell us what application you used to create the collage.

3. Reply to at least 4 other people : (Click Reply to that Person’s Post- Not Reply to Original Post)

4. Share this thread with 3 other people

5. Bookmark this thread

6. Upload your Wild-Self as your Avatar

7. @ Mention at least 3 other Wild-Self posts you like and detail why you like that person's avatar.

8.  Have fun with this activity. Sorry you can't earn points for having fun!


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