I'm so excited that so many Vermont Schools are participating in Hour of Code.According to Hour of Code site there are over 40 Vermont classrooms participating.Connected Voices has set up a WAY that all our Vermont Schools can share what they are doing by sending pictures, link, screenshots, descriptions to a common gallerythat we are calling Think About Code Vermont!We are field testing the directions right now, but I thought I'd give you a sneak preview of what it will look like.go to www.ConnectedVoices.org and click on Think About Code Vermont linkNot only have we set up a place where Vermont educators will be able to add to the gallery, we have made Hour of Code the focus of our monthly Think About it Thursday prompts - where 4 Vermont educators share a new 'challenge' for Vermont schools to participate on the first Thursday of each month.So this Thursday, there will be 4 new challenges all focused on Hour of Code released- Early Elementary Challenge hosted by Phyllis Tate- Upper Elementary Challenge hosted by Matt Allen- Middle School Challenge hosted by Eli Rosenberg- High School Challenge hosted by Charlie MacFaydenI thought I'd send a sneak preview of what's coming, and will send out the official directions for you to send your teachers who are participating or WANT to participate in Hour of Code to contribute to the Think About Code Vermont gallery!I'm so excited.Stay tune for an update later this week from Connected VoicesGo Vermont!Lucie--On Tue, Dec 3, 2013 at 8:28 AM, Susan Monmaney <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Montpelier High School is in.On Tue, Dec 3, 2013 at 8:01 AM, Jozefiak, Nicole <[log in to unmask]> wrote:Arlington Memorial High School is inOn Mon, Dec 2, 2013 at 3:25 PM, Lisa Cacciatore <[log in to unmask]> wrote:Both the Castleton Elementary and Village Schools are on board.On Mon, Dec 2, 2013 at 8:32 AM, Russell Gregory <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Count Swanton Elementary in as well--On Tue, Nov 26, 2013 at 1:05 PM, Joe Bertelloni <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
MSJ is on board as well--On Tue, Nov 26, 2013 at 12:43 PM, Teresa Fitz-Gerald <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
At Mt. Abraham some selected activities will be used in a couple of classes during the Hour of Code week. Hopefully we can increase it to a school-wide level next year!On Tue, Nov 26, 2013 at 8:11 AM, Jack Clay <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
I'm writing to this list because people subscribed here are interested and invested in educational technology in Vermont.
Have you heard of the Hour of Code? Governor Shumlin has proclaimed December 9-15, 2013 as Computer Science Education Week and urges citizens to participate in the Hour of Code. This is a worldwide effort sponsored by code.org and many tech companies to introduce computer science to as many students as possible by providing a 1 hour, low stress introduction to programming. At the moment over 3,000,000 are signed up to participate, but outside of Rutland, no schools in Vermont appear on the sign-up list/map. Schools from across the globe, but only one in VT?
Check out http://csedweek.org/ and http://code.org/ All materials are available online.
I hope you all will seriously think about trying to get your schools involved.
Computer Science/IT Instructor
Rutland High School
Math Teacher & Computer Technology Teacher-Leader
Mt. Abraham Union Middle/High School
220 Airport Drive
Bristol, VT 05443
(802) 453-2333 ext 2008
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Technology Integration Specialist
Swanton Elementary School
24 Fourth StreetSwanton, VT 05488--Lisa CacciatoreCHUSD Technology Integration
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