Today's Classroom: Robotics, Programming, and Computer Science 10/26
October 26, 2016 8:00 PM - October 26, 2016 9:00 PM EST
This Edchat Interactive is part of the STEM, Engagement & Robotics Series from ClassFlow on practical education technology tips.
In today's classroom students no longer complete pages of worksheets; instead they explore problems and create solutions. Computer Science and Computational Thinking are essential skills when solving critical thinking challenges and can be applied in almost any subject. In this session Dave Blanchard will discuss popular tools for integrating Robotics, Programming, and Computer Science into your classroom, with a focus on content and tools for K-8 grades.
Dave Blanchard is a 21st Century Skills & Technology teacher at Cambridge-Isanti Schools. At his day job, he gets to spark the minds of young learners in Kindergarten through 5th grade, generating excitement about learning and the 4Cs – creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, and communication! His nights are filled with graduate school, focusing on Instructional Design/Adult Learning and Technology Integration. He is very excited for the opportunity to teach at a time where incredible technology is in the hands of young students. He enjoys exploring the latest innovations in edtech, collaborating with others and is a ClassFlow Ambassador. In addition to loving teaching and technology, Dave is incredibly privileged to have an incredible wife that loves and supports his career-related passions and a happy little boy. They enjoy exploring their local area, finding new and diverse restaurants, and spending time with family. Check out his blog at: blog.000dave.com