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Schools and teachers across the U.S. and Canada regard Tammy Worcester Tang as one of our country’s leading education technology experts (tammyworcester.com). She provides valuable insight to the development of our online games and apps and is co-writing a book with Greg on word problems for grades K-2 that will be published by Teacher Created Materials.

About

Four years ago, Greg Tang launched this website from a small coffee shop in Arlington, Massachusetts as a way to make his books, games, and teaching materials available to more students and teachers. Today, it is used by classrooms around the world to supplement their math curriculums and develop better computational and problem-solving skills.

Every activity has been designed to teach a critical skill or strategy while providing the repetition and practice required for mastery. Most importantly, each stays true to the ideal that teaching and learning should be clever and fun. None of our games use non-math activities to incent students to play. The hook of every game is the math itself and students spend every second doing math. It is all math, all the time.

Today, we are working harder than ever to improve our site. Soon, we’ll be adding instructional videos, organizing more national events like our Winter Math Challenge and March MATHness Tournament, and adding multiplayer games that offer kids an exciting alternative to non-educational video and computer games.

GregTangMath.com is an important part of Greg’s mission to help children of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. Since 2013, he has made his site free to everyone and continues to support it through his teaching and writing. We hope you and your students will continue to use and share our site both at school and at home.

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The Hour of Code

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The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. Anyone, anywhere can organize an Hour of Code event. One-hour tutorials are available in over 45 languages. No experience needed. Ages 4 to 104.

Over the last three years the Hour of Code has reached more than 100 million students in over 180 countries. Last year, you helped make this the largest learning event in history, with record participation from girls and underrepresented minorities.

This year, help us reach every student with the opportunity to learn.

Computers are changing every industry on the planet, and coding has become relevant to a wide range of high-paying jobs—even those outside the technology and engineering fields. For millions of students, the Hour of Code will be an inspiring introduction to this crucial 21st century skill.

Want a technology professional to volunteer in your classroom?

Check out our volunteer database and schedule a classroom visit! We’re excited to be working with both independent professionals and volunteers from huge tech brands to make the Hour of Code even more special!

I’d like to personally thank every educator who’s hosted an Hour of Code so far. You’ve been an inspiration to all of us at Code.org. Thank you for your support, and for all you do for the children of our world.

We hope your students have an amazing time!

Hadi Partovi and the Code.org team

 

Hatch Canada – Coding made fun

Hatch offers school programs, weekly classes at Hatch Learning Centers, camps and events where students of all ages can learn computer languages, how to code, how to design, how to be more comfortable on the computer and most of all, how to build and create amazing things that change the way the world works. We tackle Python, JavaScript, typing, the fundamentals of computer science and more. hatchschoolprograms-2016-17

5 Different Ways to Hatch your way to fun!

    • Free Trial Come check out Hatch, kick the tires, and take a free test drive.
    • $5 Fridays Join us for an awesome $5 workshop every Friday.
    • Hatch Camps Summer, winter, March Break, PD Days – any time school is closed, Hatch is open.
    • Weekly Classes Solve creative problems (Hatch Prime) or solve hard problems (Hatch Alpha) – crack one open or make a two-egg omelette.
  • At your school Click here if you are interested in having Hatch taught onsite at your school.

 

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STEM Village

STEM Village is a supplementary education tool that helps prepare students for today’s top jobs, which require Science, Engineering, Technology and Math.

As a Teacher, your students will be able to link to your account so you can monitor their progress as they develop new skills.

If you would like to explore the application as a student, to see the many skills, resources, and assessments, we have set up a unique “demo student” account for you.

To log in as a Test Student to fully explore STEM Village:

Demo STEM Village Now!
USERNAME: Studentdemo617
PASSWORD: 12345  Have a great launch to the school year!
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From time to time, they will send you helpful notes on maximizing the value of STEM Village or some of the latest and greatest developments in the STEM education world.

Check out their blog here: http://www.stemvillage.com/blog/

 

Remind! Teacher-Parent-Student communication tool

Remind is a communication tool that helps teachers connect instantly with students and parents. Send quick, simple messages to any device. Their vision is to connect every teacher, student, and parent in the world to improve education…and it’s FREE!

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WHAT IS REMIND AND WHY IS IT SAFE? Remind is a free, safe, and simple messaging tool that helps teachers share important updates and reminders with students & parents. Subscribe by text, email or using the Remind app. All personal information is kept private. Teachers will never see your phone number, nor will you see theirs. Visit remind.com to learn more.

GO ENG GIRL – Saturday, October 18, 2014

Looking for an opportunity to promote Science, Engineering, Math and Technology to young women?
“Dispel stereotypes and encourage young girls to explore this exciting and diverse profession with real-life examples of females who are studying engineering and alumna who are excelling as professional engineers.”

This year marks the 10th annual GO ENG Girl, an event for grade 7-10 girls held in 17 engineering faculties across Ontario.  It provides an opportunity for girls to visit their local university to learn about the “wonderful world of engineering” through hands-on activities while interacting with professionals and women currently studying in the field. Their parents/guardians are treated to an informative session about the path to a career in engineering.

Locally, the event is scheduled for Saturday, October 18th at 3 locations: University of Waterloo, University of Guelph & Conestoga College

University of Waterloo 9am – 1:30pm

Parent permission forms and schedule can be found at:

University of Guelph 9am – 1:30pm

Parent permission forms and schedule can be found at:

Conestoga College 9am – 12:30pm

Parent permission forms and schedule can be found at:

 

For an overview of the event and to register for the location of your choice, visit: http://www.onwie.ca/programs/go-eng-girl.  All events are free!

Please pass this information on to appropriate staff, parents and encourage the young women in your classes to participate.