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Tech Club Offshoot: Coding Club for Kids

September 10, 2012

Kids Tech Club will continue as it did last year (six-week sessions focusing on free online tools for image editing, animation, QR codes, etc.), but it has developed and revealed another need. Space, age restrictions and the students’ growing skills mean that a follow-up opportunity was needed. I surveyed the summer participants and learned that […]

Weekly Roundup: Kids Tech Sites, February 19

February 19, 2012

Here’s a little example of Picasion, a tool for making animated gifs that I mentioned a few weeks ago. Can you tell I’ve got summer reading on the brain? Stars, stars, everywhere. Screencast-o-matic is an online screen recorder. I want to try this to demonstrate tools with Kids Tech Club. Results (good or bad) will […]

Weekly roundup: Kids Tech Sites, February 12

February 12, 2012

Remember PhotoPeach from last week’s post? TechWorms at AISB are using it to make book trailers. Clever. The Tinkering Studio is a maker movement wonder and their blog is filled with inspiring hands-on activities (for both children and adults). Love this post about a wire automata activity. This week Tech Club experimented with a variety of […]

Weekly Roundup: Kids’ Tech Sites, January 29

January 29, 2012

The next session of Kids Tech Club begins this week. Each child filled out a questionnaire when they registered to help me gauge their interests, abilities and access to technology. This week’s sites are Internet sites, activities and online games they enjoy. Free Games Club Penguin Poptropica Minecraft Watching animals on […]

Weekly Kids Tech Roundup: January 15

January 15, 2012

If you are planning a QR Code Scavenger Hunt, check out Cool Cat Teacher for simple solutions to problems you may run into. Tag Crowd is another tag cloud creator. Very simple to create tag clouds and quickly see most common words in a file or web page.  It doesn’t have any creative display options though […]