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Cool Tools for Schools
Polly-Alida Farrington's annual "Cool Tools for Schools" will be up and running again for 2016-2017!! Be sure to take a look at some of the offerings. If you haven't participated in the past, keep it in mind for this school year! Everything is online and self-paced, and is worth up to 10 hours of PD credit. Please email if you have any questions.
Hour of Code Resources
Hour of Code
This no-cost website says that anybody can learn code. School-friendly website with options for all levels of students. Video and other tutorials available.
Includes characters such as Star Wars, Frozen and Angry Birds.
Introduction to code for younger learners (ages 5 - 7) with activities for teachers.
Khan Academy - Computer Programming
Khan Academy Hour of Code
Tutorial for an hour of code.
Digital Citizenship - Updated
The New York City School Library System has revamped and updated their "Digital Citizenship" rubric and lesson plans. Aligned with the Common Core and the Empire State Information Fluency Continuum (ESIFC), this document contains benchmarks for each grade level with lesson plans available for each grade level.