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Computer Science Week Webinar with Cubelets





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Happy Computer Science Education Week!

Computer Science Week

Today began Computer Science Education Week, which includes all students in K-12 to get involved in computer science. 

All students in all grades and subject matter concentrations are included in Computer Science Education Week!

You can go to Twitter and search any of the hashtags above to see what super talented Educators and students are doing to celebrate computer science education, using 5 minutes and more of classtime. 

My Computer Science week Mentor is David Lockett… he posts innovative ideas at @DavidJLockett – you may find fun ideas for your class!

How are you celebrating Computer Science Education Week?



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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ December 6, 2019

The Weekend Ed. Quote this week is… a poem!!

The mind is constantly trying to figure out
what page it’s on in the story of itself.
Close the book. Burn the bookmark. End of story.
Now the dancing begins.

~ Ikko Narasaki 

Snow Aerial View

photo by Helen Teague






TCEA Sponsors a Chat with Santa

From TCEA Digest Communication:

SantaSanta will be stopping by TCEA’s headquarters to host a free, live chat for students around the world on Tuesday, December 10 from 2:00 to 2:30 p.m. Central. So make that mug of hot cocoa, get yourself a big plate of sugar cookies, and read on to find out how your class or school can take part in this merry occasion.

Who Can Take Part

The Virtual Chat with Santa is intended for kids of all ages (and adults, too!). This event requires no registration and will be broadcast through YouTube. You do not have to be a member of TCEA to join in the Yuletide fun. Everyone is welcome!

Asking Santa Questions

During the chat, Santa will happily answer the burning questions your students may have about him and all of his North Pole friends. If you’re an advance planner like Kris Kringle (he makes his list and checks it twice, after all), you can submit your questions for Santa ahead of time using this form. Like to ask your questions on the fly (just like those reindeer would)? No problem! Santa will also accept questions live during the chat. (Just so you know, if you submit your questions in advance, Santa may give your students a shout out by name during the live event!)

Getting the Link to the Chat

Bookmark this post because a direct link to the live chat will be available on this blog on the morning of Tuesday, December 10 starting at 9:00 a.m. cst. Make sure to test it out so that you know you will have access. If you are unavailable to attend the live event, a recording of the chat will be available shortly after it ends for you to share with your students and their families.

TCEA hopes that everyone will be able to join for this fun, seasonal activity!


Saturday STEAM Jeopardy

Saturday STEAM Jeopardy Sleigh


Source: Link 1  and Link 2





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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ November 29

Compassion is the basis of morality ~                        Arthur Schopenhauer


What is the most compassionate action you can take with your students and with your teachers?


Read more about Schopenhauer at this Link




Saturday STEAM Jeopardy ~ Week 5

Saturday STEAM Jeopardy






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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ November 22

As you close the doors to your classroom for the Thanksgiving Holiday, be safe and consider this weekend’s u
Travel gives a certain perspective that allows us, for fleeting moments, to drop the defenses of self=deception and see through some of the stories we tell ourselves all out life about who we are and what we have done.” Kazuo Ishiguro 


Breadcrumb trail



GEC Panel Discussion on Global Information: CIPA

Here are notes from my portion of the GEC Panel Discussion on Global Information

Key Takeaway: The best antidote to the Behavior Shifting algorithms is the Discerning, Empathetic Teacher who provides many resources for information acquisition (not just Internet).

CIPA Slide 1


Entire CIPA presentation available at this link: https://tinyurl.com/CIPATeagueGEC 

The Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) mandates that anyone receiving E-Rate discounts on their Internet access costs must filter all their computers, including staff computers. The Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) was enacted by Congress to address concerns about children’s access to obscene or harmful content over the Internet. Enacted. in 2000, updated in 2011  

Entire CIPA presentation available at this link: https://tinyurl.com/CIPATeagueGEC 


Children’s Internet Protection Act. (2017, September 8). U.S. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved from https://www.fcc.gov/consumers/guides/childrens-internet-protection-act

CHILDREN’S INTERNET PROTECTION ACT (CIPA) RULING, from Project Gutenberg Retrived from https://sharemylesson.com/teaching-resource/childrens-internet-protection-act-cipa-ruling-217033

Davis, V. (2017, November 1). What Your Students Really Need to Know About Digital Citizenship. Edutopia [Blog post]. Retrieved from https://www.edutopia.org/blog/digital-citizenship-need-to-know-vicki-davis

Davis, V. (2012). Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds: Move to Global Collaboration One Step at a Time. Pearson Publishing. 

Walter Kirn (@walterkirn), Twitter post, April 9, 2018, https://twitter.com/walterkirn/status/983338972322652160

Tik Tok: Reuters report

Watanabe-Crockett, L. (2017). Teaching global digital citizenship? Use these 10 essential questions. Retrieved from https://www.wabisabilearning.com/blog/teaching-global-digital-citizenship-10-essential-questions

CIPA and Safety Activity Templates

Visit these links for Activity Templates to facilitate student learning. https://s3.amazonaws.com/data-net-ref/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/04172659/teaching-the-9-key-ps-of-digital-citizenship.pdf   and



Learning  Resources

The Definition of Digital Citizenship from  the TeachThought website: https://www.teachthought.com/the-future-of-learning/the-definition-of-digital-citzenship 

What’s My Digital Footprint? from Common Sense Media: https://www.commonsense.org/education/lesson-plans/whats-my-digital-footprint

Trillion Dollar Footprint (6-8) from Common Sense Media: https://www.commonsense.org/education/lesson/trillion-dollar-footprint-6-8 

“Creating a positive digital footprint” from The Digital Teacher: https://thedigitalteacher.com/assets/training/lesson-plan-creating-a-positive-digital-footprint.pdf 

“Your Digital Footprint” from Code.org: https://code.org/curriculum/course2/18/Teacher 

“Manage Your Digital Footprint” from Delaware Department of Education: https://www.doe.k12.de.us/cms/lib/DE01922744/Centricity/Domain/368/Digital%20Citizenship%20class-2-manage-your-digital-footprint.pdf

Teaching Media Literacy from PBS Education: https://www.pbs.org/education/blog/teaching-media-literacy-if-not-you-then-who

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