Here are the videos that were featured in my "Kids Can Code" session for the Kamehameha School Conference:
We practiced an important skill in programming called "loops" by coding dances in Scratch Jr.
We coded to share out our learning of subtraction.
Can kid's code inquiry based learning? Check out this kid's video sharing out his learning about the pollination process of Bees.
My students wondered if we could actually code a story! So we took a journal entry, structured a beginning, middle, and end, and then coded it is Scratch Jr. Check them out below.
Here is a longer version of our Hour of Code video. It takes you through more of the process...
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Jake is a passionate and dedicated early childhood educator who truly values technology integration. He believes technology builds an open minded and entrepreneurial spirit even in our youngest learners. He has been teaching in the early childhood field for over a decade. His current educational technology focuses are coding, blogging, and digital storytelling. He has been a presenter and featured speaker at many national conferences such as ISTE, iPad Summit, and the South by Southwest Education Conference. He is an Apple Distinguished Educator and a certified Apple Teacher. He is currently an independent contractor working with students, teachers, and parents on engaging and productive uses of technology and mobile devices. He currently lives in Portland, Oregon with his husband and two sons.