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For some time now, teachers have understood the value of using TED videos in their classroom.  When used well, they can enhance many lessons.  Additionally, they can serve as a springboard to many rich discussions on a wide variety of topics like whether the egg or chicken came first.  Somewhat less known is TED-ED and TED-ED Lessons.   The once disparate collection of interesting videos has been organized into a tidy package for teachers to use in their classrooms.  Additionally, lessons have been created for the videos.  In addition to the ready-made lessons, teachers can create their own lessons using an almost endless database of educational videos.  When planning a lesson or reflecting on ways to improve one previously taught, consider using this great resource as a supplement to your lesson.

girlcomputerdeskAre you looking for tech tips to help you enhance your instruction?  A favorite tech guru, Tammy Worcester, has a great website with tips for all grade levels.

Tammy is a former classroom teacher who has been presenting at technology conferences for many years.

Looking for student activities, handouts, Google stuff, resources?
Check out: is hosting a no-cost, one-day workshops for K-5 educators interested in teaching computer science. Workshop will cover beginning courses and offer supplies needed to teach them.

What’s in this workshop? In-person instruction from an experienced computer science facilitator, including an intro to computer science, pedagogy, overview of the online curriculum, teacher dashboard, and strategies for teaching “unplugged” classroom activities.

What you’ll receive (at no cost) • Printed curriculum guide • Certificate of completion • Classroom supplies for the unplugged lessons • Fun swag

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