101 Days of Free Tech for Teachers, Day 87 Build your elementary students’ coding and programming skills with Hour of Code with Kodable. This resource provides free hour of code lesson plans that are all geared towards young learners. These lesson plans include vocabulary words and fun activities you can do with your classroom to help them understand coding. The lessons are available on any device. Certificates of Completion are also available to create a sense of accomplishment to early learners. These features are free, but there is also a paid option with Kodable to gain access to many other fun features.
How We Decide Which Free Tech Tools to Feature
Yup, there are thousands of apps, tools, services, websites, and other offerings — many free — designed for teachers and students. So, how do we sort through all of those to feature the ones which are most useful and interesting? Well… we start by sorting through thousands of these things… then we talk to the presenters in the SimpleK12 Teacher Learning Community and watch their videos closely… then we talk to many of the members in the Teacher Learning Community, teachers just like you who are using these apps and tools day in and day out. We’ve been doing this for over 30 years and have, in that time, developed a sense for what’s good and bad. Have we missed something that we should feature here? Most certainly. So, let us know in the Comments section what we should take a look at and we’ll throw ’em into the hopper.
Carolina Fransen is the EdTech Apps and Tools Editor at SimpleK12.com. She writes regularly about the use of educational technology in K-12 classrooms. If you have an app, tool, website, or service that you think we should know about, please send your information or tip to email@example.com.
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