Category Archives: programming

Problem Solving with Technology: A List of Topics and Standards

              By Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato Core Concepts and Definitions Digital Native is a term that refers to children who have been born after the advent of the modern personal … Continue reading

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Programming with spreadsheets – START NOW!

I’ve heard a lot of math teachers comment (to me personally) how difficult it is to integrate math into their classes. Most of the time these teachers just use apps on iPads or use websites like IXL, Mathletics or more … Continue reading

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Beyond Hour of Code

By: Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato A friend emailed me to get some ideas for his IB Computer Science (IBCS) class. We had recently discussed The Hour of Code, and how it was a good activity, but … Continue reading

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Office 365 for Education, What You Need to Know and Don’t Want to Hear

I have been using various versions of Microsoft education solutions since 2007. I am also quiet adept at developing online Sharepoint solutions for business processes, writing custom scripts to make accessing Microsoft resources easier, and by-passing much of the fake … Continue reading

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A Time to Stop and Think About : STEM, Programming, & Feynman

In a single day, three pieces of media influenced me to write a post. This is one of those times when I hope people involved in curriculum planning and long-term education planning read IT Babble. Of all the things I … Continue reading

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Schedules, Scheduling, and Scheduling Software Don’t Make Sense

I have spent the last few weeks implementing a new school management system. I will not mention the system by name but it is very popular among schools and it is considered extensive in features. As I was working through … Continue reading

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Scratch 2.0 – Coming your way THURSDAY!

Howdy folks! Long time users of Scratch (the intro to computing program from MIT) has been stuck on version 1.4 for a long time now. Scratch is easy enough for elementary students (third maybe even second grade) can use it, … Continue reading

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