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Archive for January, 2018

Planning for Summer (NAGC)

Planning for Summer

It’s hard to know how much and what kind of activity your child needs over the summer — scheduled family activities, community camps, academic programs, or residential camps. That can be determined by you and your child, but it is known that children who participate in summer activities, experience learning gains and those who do not, lose some learning gains from the past school year.

There are many considerations when thinking about camps and programs your child might attend. (NAGC)

Click here to go to the NAGC site for information on few things to consider when looking at camps or programs.

 

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Coding-Jobs of the future

Coding is looked at as a fundamental skill right along reading and writing. Over 90% of parents want their child exposed to coding.

Here are some links to check out. Some are for beginners and others for the more advanced student.

Scratch- I love this site!! Free

Khan Academy- computer programming-Free

Courses by code.org 

Post Secondary code courses

Coursera– more than just coding courses

Code.org FRee

Code Academy

Codemoji- there is a cost for this one

Code Monster-free