Classroom 2.0 LIVE webinar, Hour of Code with Gail Poulin and Kevin Hodgson

December 6, 2014

00:23 - Peggy George (Hour of Code website)

00:31 - Dejan Kreculj

00:44 - Gail Poulin

00:49 - Peggy George
We're so excited to be hearing from Gail and Kevin today! Huge thanks to Maureen for bringing them to us!

01:00 - Kevin
2008? Wow.

01:00 - Peggy George
thanks Dejan!

01:06 - Dejan Kreculj

01:21 - Peggy George
if any of you add hour of code resources/links in the chat I'll add them to our Livebinder after the show

01:25 - roxanne clement

01:33 - Kevin
I was trustworthy ... :) .... sort of

01:33 - Peggy George
I love this story Maureen!!!

01:37 - Peggy George

01:42 - Gail Poulin
I was in awe!

01:46 - roxanne clement
good digital citizenship working at your school

01:56 - Peggy George
there is nothing like seeing technology in action in classrooms!!!

03:12 - Peggy George
I wish I could visit both of their classrooms!!!

03:34 - Susie @shighley
Does he ever sleep?

03:47 - Kevin
Wow ... is that me? <humbled>

03:52 - Sheri Edwards @grammasheri
Kevin is amazing.

03:55 - Peggy George
my heart skips a beat every time I hear about Western Massachusetts because I lived there for about 15 years when I was working on my Masters and Doctorate :-) Love that area!

04:11 - Peggy George
woo hoo!!!! fabulous introduction Maureen!

04:24 - Susie @shighley
And is this his article featured on MiddleWeb this week?

04:25 - @bcdtech Maureen
no muttering

04:27 - Peggy George
terrific to hear both of you!!

04:41 - Peggy George
does the word coding scare you??? :-)

05:05 - @careeson (Clarissa)
It kind of does scare me.

05:05 - Justin
Mickie Mueller also has a LiveBinder on coding:

05:11 - roxanne clement

05:32 - Susie @shighley
I asked my students this week: How many of you have ever coded? Done computer programming? Played minecraft? WIth each question, more hands went up

05:37 - Peggy George
thanks Justin! I'll add that to our Livebinder after the show :-)

05:38 - Annette Whitby
Yes : ) Last week I started a basic coding course on and it's fun but also very new to me

05:50 - Gail Poulin
Great Susie

05:54 - Justin

06:06 - wfryer
So important to help fellow teachers overcome fears with technology use, including coding and even interactive writing blogging

06:12 - Peggy George
love the association with the word agency for thinking about coding

06:23 - Peggy George
that's fantastic Annette!!!

06:37 - @bcdtech Maureen
Coding is really just literacy...

06:52 - Peggy George
love the questions you asked your students Susie!! No surprise about Minecraft, huh? :-)

07:06 - @careeson (Clarissa)
I'm excited to learn today!

07:07 - Peggy George
what fun!!!

07:20 - Peggy George (Hour of Code website)

07:57 - Peggy George
interesting to know that "hour of code" is a week-long endeavor--not an hour! But it starts with dipping your toes in for just one hour!

08:20 - Peggy George by Douglas Rushkoff

08:25 - Jacqui
Is there a difference between coding and programming?

08:27 - Annette Whitby
Learning code makes me feel like when I first learned a foreign language in high school. With a good foundation, it's a less stressful process. Not so mysterious : )

08:48 - @careeson (Clarissa)
A 3rd grade student of mine has been giving me lessons once a week at lunch. It's so challenging for me.

08:48 - Peggy George
great question Jacqui!

08:55 - @plnaugle (Paula)
If you allow students have an hour to get started, they are definitely going to want more.

09:21 - Peggy George
definitely agree Paula!!!

09:22 - Patti Ruffing
I only see my classes once a week so we have December as our MonthofCode

09:28 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Love that @Clarissa.

09:30 - Peggy George (Hour of Code resources)

09:42 - Justin
Here's a pretty good TED talk about the importance of teaching students to code:

09:58 - roxanne clement
Apple has joined this year with free programming at different stores

10:00 - roxanne clement

10:01 - Peggy George (Gail Poulin’ blog)

10:08 - @bcdtech Maureen
I started kids over the last couple of weeks doing one of the elementary courses Next week I will let them choose their activity. Everyone from K-6 is giving it a go

10:18 - Peggy George (Kevin’ Hour of Code Blog Posts)

10:29 - @plnaugle (Paula)
My students begged for more, so I ran an after school Computer Science Club last year during Jan and Feb for them.

10:35 - Peggy George (Gail’ Hour of Code Project)

10:46 - Peggy George
I love that they are starting in Kindergarten!

10:59 - Nenad Đpić
coding html is not actually programming, so coding is more general

11:00 - Peggy George (Sam Patterson: Coding for Kindergarteners)

11:22 - Peggy George
such a great point! they make their own corrections!

11:23 - @bcdtech Maureen
The COurse 1 on is fine for early/non readers... the K class at my school started this week- They rocked

11:30 - roxanne clement
It teaches that failing is imortant

11:34 - @careeson (Clarissa)
That's a great idea @plnaugle!

11:37 - roxanne clement
how else to test your code

11:45 - Sheri Edwards @grammasheri
Thaks Maureen

12:40 - @bcdtech Maureen
@Sandy... from DE??

12:55 - Peggy George
thanks for that video link Justin! I love Mitch Resnick's TED Talk "Let's Teach Kids to Code" :-)

12:56 - Sandy
Yes, just popping in late

13:06 - @bcdtech Maureen
Yeah! Glad you could make it

13:24 - Justin
You're welcome Peggy! :)

13:42 - Sandy
I am not sure how long I can stay as I have company but I sneaking away

13:56 - Peggy George
so great to have all of you with us today! please share your coding links/resources here in the chat and I'll add them to the Livebinder later.

14:14 - @bcdtech Maureen
perservance- grit... is so important. I see a lot of growth when the kids code- and colaboration between kids

14:27 - Peggy George
collaboration is just natural with these kinds of projects!

14:43 - Sandy
Here is my site page for HOC

14:48 - Sandy

14:53 - @bcdtech Maureen
@Sandy- you said you had an HOC surprise??

15:06 - Peggy George (Video: Top Ten Reasons to Code and intro to programming. In the video, students will learn about the different types of work computer programmers do and some of the perks of a career in coding. This video features a celebrity hip hop artist, a basketball player and two tech moguls)

15:09 - Sandy
Yes, I won live tech web chat with Usher!

15:15 - Sandy

15:26 - Sheri Edwards @grammasheri
My students are in GiverCraft right now -- MineCraftEDU for The Giver -- they persevere, never give up in the game and on their wiki. Motivating for them.

15:32 - Peggy George
that is awesome Sandy!!! Congrats!

15:42 - roxanne clement
We have to unteach that there is always an answer kids get stuck until given permission to challenge others thinking....yay CCSS. Coding is the living example of flexible thinking

15:42 - Justin
Love the fact that perseverance is a playing a role. Learning how to troubleshoot and understand problems when they arise with code is a huge factor in learning

15:43 - Sandy

15:49 - Peggy George (EdTechTeacher: Hour of Coding webinars-December 3rd: How to get started with the Hour of Code; December 10th: Beyond the Hour of Code: Coding by Design. Recording & slides for Dec. 3: )

16:10 - wfryer
What was the book Kevin mentioned on "program or be programmed?"

16:11 - Patti Ruffing
wow @Sandy, congrats

16:30 - @bcdtech Maureen
So cool Sandy!!

16:34 - Peggy George (Kevin Hodgson: Writing, Reading and Technology in 6th Grade) (ePencil: Norris School Sixth Grade Gamers)

16:52 - @bcdtech Maureen
Are you liking FOOS? I got stuck on the barrels

16:53 - Peggy George by Douglas Rushkoff

17:28 - Peggy George (Tutorials for beginners, tutorials that teach javascript, unplugged computer science, tutorial apps for phones and tablets, make your own apps and games)

17:29 - Gail Poulin
Hat Day

17:36 - Peggy George
love it Gail!!!

18:08 - Sandy
here the link for the live stream of the Usher chat which is taking place Thursday at 2pm

18:11 - Peggy George Hodgson: MiddleWeb Blog Why We Code in our Writing Class)

18:24 - Peggy George
thanks for sharing that Sandy!

18:25 - Susie @shighley
It's all thinking!

18:38 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Hi @Mrs. Nichols, I went to HS and college in York, PA.

18:39 - @bcdtech Maureen
Thanks Sandy... I have to video the winter concert... maybe it will be over fast :-)

18:47 - Peggy George

18:53 - Jacqui
Here's my HofC activity list:

19:04 - roxanne clement
The video clips at Hour of Code ignited my kids last year...the infographics are great discussion pieces for older students

19:35 - @bcdtech Maureen
Thanks Jacqui

19:40 - roxanne clement

19:51 - Mrs. Nichols York, PA 1
Hi @@plnaugle (Paula) I teach in East York at St. Joseph School. I teach grades 1-6.

19:52 - Peggy George
Kevin did a fantastic keynote presentation for the K12 Online Conference this year! (Kevin Hodgson’ K12 Online 2014 Conference Keynote for Gaming and Gamification: Game On: How Design and Play Impact Learning)

20:04 - Peggy George
thanks Jacqui!!

20:32 - @bcdtech Maureen
LOve the infographic

20:34 - Mrs. Nichols York, PA 1
I am developing a unit on SCRATCH for my 6th grade students to use in Jan.

20:35 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Hi, Jacqui. It's nice to "see" you here. :)

20:40 - Peggy George
we have several Livebinders embedded in our Livebinder today and they include resources for apps :-)

20:47 - Peggy George
definitely Gail!!!

20:55 - Peggy George
please type either on the whiteboard or in the chat

21:01 - Peggy George
yes let's try this

21:14 - @plnaugle (Paula)
@Mrs. Nichols, I lived in E. York and attended Central and then York College.

21:28 - Jacqui
@plnaugle Me too, Paula! I knew we'd cross paths again!

21:56 - Mrs. Nichols York, PA 1
@@plnaugle (Paula) Did you graduate with a teaching degree from York College.

22:02 - roxanne clement
I think teachers are often afraid that they don't know enought....I've stepped back and let them go and the collaborative approach that we are all teachers has allowed us to leap forward

22:30 - Peggy George
awesome job everyone!!! thanks for typing on the whiteboard and in the chat!

22:37 - @bcdtech Maureen
Programming is wicked hard for me... but I model- the learner- if I don't know, I try to find out.

22:49 - Peggy George
so true Roxanne!!!

22:58 - @plnaugle (Paula)
@Mrs. Nichols, yes. I live in New Orleans and this is my 39th year of teaching.

23:08 - Mrs. Nichols York, PA 1
My concern is that administrators do not understand technology, coding, gaming and the learning benefits. Therefore, they do not always support it.

23:14 - @bcdtech Maureen has all the standards listed that these activities cover- amazing list!

23:25 - Patti Ruffing
@Mrs. Nichols, totally agree with you

23:29 - Peggy George
time is always such a huge issue but we know the learning is integrated across all subject areas!

23:53 - Mrs. Nichols York, PA 1
@Paula What grade(s) do you teach? I am always looking for classes with which to Skype.

23:54 - Sandy
@Mrs.Nichols that is my biggest obstacle

24:07 - roxanne clement
If you can have an admn step in when kids are immersed they can't help but notice the engagement and's a start

24:16 - Peggy George
I love this Flipboard from Kevin! (Kevin Hodgson: Game Design and Learning Flipboard)

24:25 - @plnaugle (Paula)
I teach 4th grade and we love Skyping and doing Google Hangouts too.

24:44 - roxanne clement
awesome idea to buddy with upper grades for frozen!

24:48 - Susie @shighley
I have found that if you give the students some resources to start, they use some of their spare time when they can. I have students stop me in the hall and tell me what they've done.

25:01 - Peggy George
Frozen seems to be appealing to all ages :-) I love it!

25:04 - Susie @shighley
I'm in the library, so my situation is very different, but I used some of my time this week to talk about it

25:08 - Annette Whitby
Wow, what a new flipboard.

25:14 - Peggy George

25:22 - roxanne clement too...learning is 24/7 now with technology

25:48 - Mrs. Nichols York, PA 1
@Paula Are you going to include coding in your classroom? It would be cool to have a class to Skype with about it and maybe share our projects.

25:52 - Peggy George
Here's a fantastic Symbaloo from Maureen! (Symbaloo for Coding resources by Maureen Tumenas)

25:55 - @bcdtech Maureen
The frameworks for course 1 on

26:05 - Justin
With coding, there's a product that the students produce that shows evidence of learning

26:09 - roxanne clement
Susie...I'm a teacher librarian and see my school weekly, you?

26:13 - Justin
plus it shows growth

26:18 - @bcdtech Maureen
course 2 standards

26:20 - Peggy George (Tutorials for beginners, tutorials that teach javascript, unplugged computer science, tutorial apps for phones and tablets, make your own apps and games)

26:34 - @bcdtech Maureen
course 3 standards

26:37 - Susie @shighley
I serve two schools in the same bldg, so I see Ss every other week.

26:46 - Peggy George (Learn the basic concepts of Computer Science with drag and drop programming. This is a game-like, self-directed tutorial starring video lectures by Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Angry Birds and Plants vs. Zombies. Learn repeat-loops, conditionals, and basic algorithms. Available in 34 languages. Angry Bird: Can you help me to catch the naughty pig? Stack a couple of "move forward" blocks together and press "Run" to help me get there)

27:03 - Peggy George

27:13 - @plnaugle (Paula)
@Mrs. Nichols Yes we are doing the Hour of Code next week and work on it the rest of Dec. In Jan I will run an after school Computer Science Club for my students.

27:19 - Peggy George (Kevin Hodgson: Video Game Design)

27:25 - Annette Whitby
Having fun retweeting all of these GREAT web links!

27:34 - Peggy George
:-) Thanks Annette!

27:38 - Justin
Here's a blog post I did awhile back on coding apps for Windows:

27:55 - Sheri Edwards @grammasheri
Which do you recommend for low readers and beginners?

27:57 - roxanne clement
All of our students K-8 will do hour of code next week during Library and in some classrooms

28:06 - roxanne clement

28:10 - Susie @shighley
Whoa! I can see it's going to take a lot of time to go through all of the links form this week.

28:15 - @bcdtech Maureen
@Sheri- Scratch Jr if yo uhave ipads

28:27 - @jackiegerstein
Apple Stores info,2817,2473171,00.asp

28:30 - Peggy George
All of our lInks are in our Livebinder today and I'll add your new links after the show :-) One-stop shopping for Hour of Code :-)

28:31 - Mrs. Nichols York, PA 1
@Paula my email address is I would love to hear about your experience with both your class and the computer club

28:36 - Vicki T.
Saw Google hour of code resources at

28:52 - Sheri Edwards @grammasheri
No ipads but macs

28:52 - Peggy George
this is definitely not a one hour, one day, one week opportunity!! Great point Gail!

29:03 - Patti Ruffing
We didn't finish with 6th and 8th last year until the end of February because it snowed almost every Tuesday and they missed class

29:10 - Peggy George
Love that link Vicki! We have it in our Livebinder today :-)

29:12 - @bcdtech Maureen
You can do the light up the tree activities from madefor code

29:15 - roxanne clement
I actually set up a site on our website to help navigate thru the site.....there is so much there I can see some getting lost in all the possibilities

29:32 - Sheri Edwards @grammasheri
good to know on the time to do. Thanks.

29:40 - Susie @shighley
Roxane, do you have a link for that?

29:42 - Peggy George (Livebinder created by Justin Stallings: Coding 101-coding resources for all grade levels elementary through HS)

29:59 - Justin

30:00 - Sheri Edwards @grammasheri
@roxanne do you have your link?

30:03 - Peggy George (Steven Anderson: Taking an Hour of Code)

30:23 - @bcdtech Maureen
A whole bunch of my students are now playing at home...

30:39 - Peggy George
Gail gives some great guidance for getting started on her blog: (Gail’ Hour of Code Project)

31:29 - @bcdtech Maureen
The new art activities on the courses are not easy... but fun! My 4th grade niece did the Frozen activity and loved it

31:54 - roxanne clement's the direct link, but it's not finished...

31:58 - Peggy George
Great participation kit and support for teachers on the Computer Science Education Week site: (Participation Kit for Computer Science Teachers with suggested ideas/events for CSED Week)

31:58 - @bcdtech Maureen
The geometry the kids learn is really great

32:14 - Sheri Edwards @grammasheri
I've been hesitant about getting involved even though I think it is very important, but I'll now look at those standards -- I am encouraged. Thank you.

32:29 - Peggy George
I might actually understand geometry better if I had learned about it this way!!!

32:43 - roxanne clement
It will be on my library website and open Monday:

32:50 - Peggy George (Kevin’ Hour of Code Blog Posts)

32:54 - @bcdtech Maureen
Pair programming is fun- especially mixed age

33:06 - Peggy George
thanks Roxanne!!!! I'll add it to our Livebinder!

33:10 - Sheri Edwards @grammasheri
Thanks Roxanne

33:33 - Peggy George
good for you Sheri! I think you'll be amazed at how much you can incorporate standards into this!

33:55 - Peggy George (Made with Code: Made with Code inspires girls to pursue their dreams with code)

33:55 - roxanne clement
oooh....remember I'm still working on it but I'm happy to shre if it helps you navigate their site.

33:59 - @bcdtech Maureen
The log in for the young kids.. Find their name on a list.. match a picture... or the next step up.. 2 secret words... not hard for the kids

34:21 - Peggy George
Some fabulous resources compiled by Michael Fricano here: (Curation of Hour of Code resources by Michael Fricano II)

34:46 - @jackiegerstein and

34:57 - Peggy George (@Shamblesguru: Compilation of programming/coding resources)

35:03 - Sheri Edwards @grammasheri
Hi and Thanks Jackie!

35:23 - @jackiegerstein

35:25 - @bcdtech Maureen
I didn't do the unplugged stuff last year... but after going to a workshop this year I get the whole unplugged thing. It would also make a great folder of stuff to do for indoor resources.

35:35 - Peggy George
love that you're including "unplugged" :-) technology not always required!

35:35 - Jacqui
Hi Sheri!

35:43 - @bcdtech Maureen
Hi Jackie- didn't see you sneak in

35:57 - Karla site - I'm creating classes for the students. If students complete Hour of Code withing the period, can I assign a second activity without creating a new class

36:06 - @jackiegerstein
:) - multi-tasking but now focused here

36:07 - Peggy George
this was a great podcast! (Tech Educator Podcast: Video recording: Why is the Hour of Code so important? Guests: Sam Patterson (host), Jeff Bradbury, David Saunders, Josh Gauthier, Susan Bearden, Tara Linney)

36:07 - @plnaugle (Paula)
I love that some of my students became coding experts that others went to when they got stuck. They got to shine.

36:11 - clinds
When students finish Course 1 is Course 2 automatically opened up for them?

36:33 - Eileen
Plastic cups activity

36:42 - Peggy George
that is so helpful Gail!!!

36:47 - @bcdtech Maureen
@Karla I'm not sure... I think you can just flip it in your dashboard. Try it out with a fake test student

36:48 - Sheri Edwards @grammasheri
Hi Jacqui :)

36:58 - Peggy George (CodingConnect: A grassroots organization of educators passionate about helping students learn to code through K-12 integration and teacher/programmer partnerships)

37:15 - @jackiegerstein
love this website

37:21 - Peggy George (Livebinder created by Barbara Tallent with resources shared in #PATUE chat - Coding for All Grades, Nov. 12, 2013)

37:23 - @bcdtech Maureen
@clinds Not automatic- but the course thing... does not lock them out of any of the activities- it is just the page that opens for them first

37:23 - dotty
This would be great for senior citizens

37:33 - Eileen
We are enjoying the unplugged activities in my classes.

37:51 - Peggy George
absolutely Dotty! They would probably love Frozen activity too :-)

38:12 - Gail Poulin
Great point Dotty

38:29 - roxanne clement
My K-1-2 students loved this. We started on the whiteboard together first, then let them lose on their

38:32 - Peggy George ( just launched a new game aimed at getting girls interested in coding using Anna and Elsa from Frozen. Play the game and get more details here)

38:35 - @bcdtech Maureen
Your kids do NOT have to log in for any of the activities... THe log in thing- you creat a teacher dashboard and you can monitor the progress. Kids can just do it- progress is not dsaved

38:38 - @bcdtech Maureen

38:45 - Peggy George
thanks for mentioning that Maureen!

38:47 - Sandy
Love the idea of showing the code under the hood and discussing it with the kids

38:49 - Jacqui
@bcdtech I tried to be quiet, not disturb the class. How are you?

38:54 - Eileen
Yes, the Frozen activity really capitalized on the current Frozem fame.

39:14 - @bcdtech Maureen
@Jacqui- great... and you!

39:27 - Peggy George (Learn the basic concepts of Computer Science with drag and drop programming. This is a game-like, self-directed tutorial starring video lectures by Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Angry Birds and Plants vs. Zombies.)

39:29 - Sandy
I did the Frozen tutorial with my 5th graders on Friday, and they loved it

39:32 - clinds
@bcdtech - Thanks for the info. Thinking of giving students the option to work through this at home and wondering if a teacher would have to keep watch and open up new courses as they finish the one they were initially assigned.

39:38 - Peggy George
fantastic Sandy! great to hear!

40:25 - Peggy George (Education City-UK: Hour of Code resources and lesson plans)

40:42 - Peggy George (Livebinder created by erigriffin: Elementary Computer Programming)

40:44 - Susie @shighley
We have a district in Indiana where the entire district, K-12, is going to stop and do coding activities during the same hour on Monday.

40:45 - Jacqui
@bcdtech Maureen--always in love with tech. Nothing keeps my mind working like tech.

40:46 - Doug Henry
Any bandwidth problems with HOC? We tried it and after a while, students couldn't connect...

41:04 - Peggy George (Hour of Code a Worldwide-movement to get Kids to Learn More about How Their Technological World Works)

41:13 - @careeson (Clarissa)
Is there a way to save their work?

41:16 - @jackiegerstein
wonder if it is a 50/50 split in MS and HS??

41:27 - @bcdtech Maureen
Just FYI your local CS association may send you swag if you ask. western Mass CS sent me posters, and got code buttons. sent me 6 posters and a mess of stickers for the kids too

41:37 - @jackiegerstein

41:40 - Patti Ruffing
@Doug, I would think if they are all streaming their own videos it could clog your stream, maybe if you download the videos and have them available off line for viewing

41:44 - Mrs. Nichols York, PA 1
@plnaugle (Paula) Do you have a skype name? my skype name is sjytechie2.

41:53 - Doug Henry
@Patti: Thanks!

42:00 - @bcdtech Maureen
@Clarissa- if you set up a teacher account- have the kids log in- the progress is saved.

42:17 - @careeson (Clarissa)
Thanks Maureen

42:27 - Peggy George
we love it when people share their twitter IDs so we can all grow our PLNs!! :-) @pgeorge

42:29 - Sandy
Tux Paint!

42:41 - @bcdtech Maureen
I love Tux paint

42:53 - Peggy George (National STEM Video Game Challenge)

43:06 - Peggy George
anyone participating in the Video Game Challenge?

43:08 - Sandy
twitter @MESTechDE

43:08 - @bcdtech Maureen
altho I had to add photos of more diverse people on tux paint

43:34 - Kevin
twitter @dogtrax

43:47 - @bcdtech Maureen

43:52 - Sandy
I add my own stamps and templates to tuxpain

43:52 - Peggy George

44:05 - roxanne clement
Small doses help to excite and build their curiousity to do more on their own too

44:07 - Annette Whitby
twitter @3DTwinz

44:14 - Sandy
I got bee bots but would love some lesson ideas

44:19 - Peggy George
what is the source for those?

44:20 - Mrs. Nichols York, PA 1
@Sandy How do you add your own stamps and templates to TuxPaint? Can you send me directions to

44:21 - @plnaugle (Paula)
@Mrs. Nichols my Skype ID is plnaugle.

44:29 - @bcdtech Maureen
I haven't gotten beebots yet- used to have the rover when I taught at a different schoo;

44:39 - Kevin

44:44 - Peggy George
talk about engagement!!!! wow!!

44:45 - LauraBTRT
We love the BeeBots! making our own mats to correlate with instructional units now.

44:46 - Sandy

45:01 - @jackiegerstein
Having a blast and working together - what more can a teacher ask for!!

45:24 - @bcdtech Maureen
@Gail How many did you get? what is the kid/bot ratio?

45:31 - Peggy George
these are terrific points!!! love "laugh at your own mistakes but persevere"

45:33 - roxanne clement
Just think if all K's started this way!

45:47 - @bcdtech Maureen
One activity that I haven't heard anyone mention- Lightbot- wicked fun!

45:56 - Peggy George (National STEM Video Game Challenge)

46:15 - Peggy George

46:35 - Patti Ruffing
@Maureen, my kids loved Lightbot, it gets challenging at the end

46:45 - Mrs. Nichols York, PA 1
What is Lightbot?

46:51 - @bcdtech Maureen
The willingness of both Kevin and Gail to learn alongside their kids is amazing... watching the 2 of them learn with their kids- fun!

46:59 - Peggy George
what a great idea to use gaming to learn about cells!!

47:07 - Peggy George (Gamestar Mechanic: award-winning game and community where you can make and share your own video games. Go on epic quests and earn powerful sprites. Use the tools you earn to design your very own games.)

47:18 - Peggy George (What is Gamestar Mechanic?)

47:31 - @bcdtech Maureen
@Patti I got stuck on a level and woke up in the night and figured it out- took a screenshot and told my kids about it the next day.

47:35 - wfryer #2
I am really excited to learn about Game Star Mechanic over the holidays this year

47:38 - Peggy George (Gamestar Mechanic Learning Guide)

47:43 - Gail Poulin
LOL Maureen

47:44 - Patti Ruffing
here is a direct link to the lighbot tutorial on the hoc site

47:54 - clinds
Currently using Scratch Jr with second graders. Great iPad app - kids love it and an excellent intro to programming and good preparation for Scratch on the computers.

47:56 - Peggy George
what a great story Maureen!!

48:12 - Peggy George
thanks @clinds for mentioning Scratch Jr!

48:21 - @bcdtech Maureen

48:47 - Peggy George (Classroom 2.0 LIVE Livebinder loaded with resources for coding/programming for presentation by Wes Fryer: "Coding & Games with Kids: Hopscotch, Scratch and Minecraft")

49:12 - @bcdtech Maureen
I like the way Kevin connects gaming and programming games directly with the curriculum

49:15 - Peggy George
are all of those games done with Gamestar Mechanic?

49:29 - Gail Poulin
Our Science teacher has a great collaborator

49:35 - Peggy George

49:51 - roxanne clement
My head is a good way!:)

49:54 - Gail Poulin
Home school communication

49:56 - Sandy
Maureen, got to pop off now. Talk to you soon!

50:08 - Peggy George (Alice-Adventures in Alice Programming--Durham, NC-Livebinder created by Shannon Ross-Davis)

50:10 - @bcdtech Maureen
Thanks for stoping by Sandy- have fun with Usher

50:15 - Peggy George
love this slide/chart!!!

50:39 - Susie @shighley
Yes, great comparison

50:40 - Peggy George (Steven Anderson: Taking an Hour of Code)

50:52 - @bcdtech Maureen
The process is the same!

51:00 - @careeson (Clarissa)
That is a great connection!

51:02 - Sandy
mrs. nichol, just tried to email tuxpaint can you tween me you contact and try again

51:13 - Peggy George
Steven Anderson will be our special guest next week to share all about Classflow with us! Really looking forward to it!

51:14 - Sandy

51:29 - roxanne clement
Thank goodness for LiveBinders and the Classroom 2.0 ladies to share all these ideas!

51:33 - Peggy George
I think the ideas have been flowing in the chat so far!!!! Thank you all!!

51:51 - Peggy George (Download the free app. Learn to program by solving fun coding puzzles. Easily build games and stories using the Tynker Workshop, with themed graphics, 10+ game-kits and customizable characters. No internet connectivity required.)

52:05 - @bcdtech Maureen
Wow! See you 2 can do this for several more hours!

52:07 - Peggy George
love the concept of "hack for change"

52:15 - Gail Poulin

52:30 - @bcdtech Maureen
Tynker also has a teacher dashboard

52:36 - Peggy George
fabulous presentation Gail and Kevin!!!

52:42 - Peggy George
Lorie will ask the questions :-)

52:52 - Mrs. Nichols York, PA 1
@Sandy I just checked my email and did not see the TuxPaint. My email is and my skype name is sjytechie2

52:56 - Sheri Edwards @grammasheri
Livebinder link for this show?

52:57 - @bcdtech Maureen
virtual applause!

53:10 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Virtual applause for Gail and Kevin. Fantastic presentation. Can't wait for next week. :)

53:10 - Peggy George

53:21 - Sheri Edwards @grammasheri
Thanks :)

53:36 - Annette Whitby
What a GREAT session today! Thx!!

53:36 - Peggy George
tons of links in the Livebinder already and I'll add those that have been shared in the chat

53:58 - @bcdtech Maureen
I think of coding as the algorithms and putting them together as programming

54:04 - Peggy George
yes the was Doug Rushkoff's book :-)

54:16 - Kevin
I like that, Maureen. Thanks

54:26 - @jackiegerstein
great presentation - such good presenters - thanks!!

54:29 - Peggy George
oh we need that link!!! Symbaloo from Gail for Coding Games!

55:26 - Peggy George
great question about bandwidth issues

56:03 - Patti Ruffing
stagger when students do the hour of code rather than the whole building at once

56:06 - roxanne clement
great point about access

56:14 - @bcdtech Maureen

56:16 - Peggy George
those access issues are so troubling!!!

56:19 - @bcdtech Maureen

56:21 - Peggy George
thank you Maureen!!!!

56:32 - @careeson (Clarissa)
Thanks for sharing this morning. I'm looking forward to exploring and giving a try with my students!

56:42 - Gail Poulin
Great idea

56:50 - Gail Poulin
Another great idea

57:13 - Peggy George
great ideas! staggering kids online at one time might really help!

57:24 - roxanne clement
REally plan on spending some time on the website planning....there's just way so much

57:45 - @bcdtech Maureen
If you have a teacher account- the student progress is saved

57:49 - Sheri Edwards @grammasheri
I think this is Gail's symbaloo

57:50 - roxanne clement
If students sign in, the work they do there saves their time

57:55 - wfryer #2
Ugh. Talk of having to download videos offline reminds me of 1999 & using "Webwhacker" in a Windows95 school computer lab in Lubbock, Texas

57:56 - Janet P
So easy to create student accts

58:06 - clinds
Yes, we created accounts for all the students so they can work through at their own pace and do at home.

58:08 - Peggy George
that's an advantage to logging in, right? it remembers where you left off?

58:21 - @bcdtech Maureen
Wicked easy for to create kid accounts- the little ones

58:34 - @bcdtech Maureen
just add their names and they pick a picture

58:39 - Peggy George
anyone want to take the mic to share? Paula? Maureen? :-)

58:40 - Janet P

58:42 - @bcdtech Maureen

58:46 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Here is my Hour of Code Resources - Google Docs

58:47 - roxanne clement
We are tracking their hour of code and how many lines they wrote...that is saved for them

58:52 - wfryer #2
Have students login w their own accounts for!

59:10 - wfryer #2
Teachers can reset passwords

59:25 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Sure, Peggy. I'll share.

59:37 - Peggy George
Hooray Maureen! Thanks for raising your hand! You too Paula!!!

1:00:05 - wfryer #2
My Hour of Code STEM resources

1:00:14 - Peggy George
anyone else want to take the mic to share? Wes?

1:00:31 - Peggy George
raise your hand if you'd like to take the mic :-)

1:00:35 - wfryer #2

1:00:37 - cassandra G
Thank you for the presentation. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a degree in teaching and a certificate in Instructional Design and E-Learning. I do not have the access that you do to programs, but I do what I can to teach kids how to use technology to express thoughts and feelings. I look forward to future meetings. Any thoughts or ideas can be sent to me. Thank you for everything.:)

1:00:57 - Peggy George
that is fantastic Cassandra!

1:01:09 - Kevin
Thanks for coming, Cassandra.

1:01:17 - Peggy George
audio is cutting out a bit Maureen. Stay close to your mic :-)

1:01:44 - Peggy George
those are great tips Maureen! Thanks!

1:01:48 - @careeson (Clarissa)
Thanks for the ideas.

1:01:49 - @bcdtech Maureen

1:01:56 - Peggy George

1:02:00 - @bcdtech Maureen
probably the ice on the lines

1:02:07 - Peggy George
Wes want to take the mic?

1:02:10 - wfryer #2
I'll say a few words if there is time

1:02:15 - Peggy George

1:02:17 - clinds
Maureen - Which course number do you set up for each grade?

1:02:17 - Mrs. Nichols York, PA 1
Thanks for sharing Maureen. I did not know that student accounts could be set up. I am going to use this with my classes. Thanks again.

1:02:26 - Peggy George
please do Wes! Raise your hand :-)

1:02:40 - @bcdtech Maureen
Kand 1 1st course, 2 and 3 2nd course and 4-6 3rd course

1:02:42 - Helene Wyskup
Thank you for sharing all this very enriching information.

1:02:45 - Gail Poulin
Paula, that sounds like a great experience for your students.

1:03:02 - Peggy George
Gail can you turn your mic off? can hear your typing :-)

1:03:17 - Peggy George

1:03:20 - Kevin
Love the high interest and engagement ...

1:03:25 - @bcdtech Maureen
The folks from Thinkersmith mentioned that a 4th course is coming soon

1:03:36 - Sheri Edwards @grammasheri
If we sign up for one course, can they change if they need to?

1:03:41 - Peggy George
I want to be in your class Paula!! so many engaging things happening!!!

1:03:46 - Eileen
Will the coding games stay up for the rest of the year?

1:03:58 - @bcdtech Maureen
yes- easy to switch and it does not lock you in

1:04:01 - Kevin
We're going to be teaching each other -- the magic moment of truth

1:04:08 - Peggy George

1:04:08 - @bcdtech Maureen
The coding games are up all year

1:04:09 - roxanne clement keeps everything live

1:04:15 - wfryer #2
Great story!

1:04:32 - wfryer #2
"The hero of the computer science club" :-)

1:04:34 - Peggy George
nothing like a student "super star" for building confidence!

1:04:40 - Jacqui
Great anecdotal stories, Paula. Thanks.

1:04:51 - Peggy George
I love the classroom stories!

1:05:12 - Peggy George
Wes you're on!

1:05:14 - roxanne clement many of our "struggling" students are stars with this modaility

1:05:21 - @careeson (Clarissa)
@plnaugle, thanks for sharing I think I'm going to create a club too.

1:05:29 - Peggy George
so hard to stop!!! so many great ideas!!!

1:05:42 - Sheri Edwards @grammasheri
I jumped in to MineCraft Edu GiverCraft with my students -- I don't play, but my students -- and like Paula says -- those not shining in lit do shine in showing their book knowledge through gaming. So jump in. The kids will help.

1:06:06 - @bcdtech Maureen
I had a little guy who struggles with writing/reading- but is rocking it with the code!

1:06:10 - Kevin
Good to know ... we don't have student email ....

1:06:32 - Kevin
students forget passwords? That never happens <sarcasm on saturday>

1:06:35 - @careeson (Clarissa)
Thanks Sheri

1:06:35 - roxanne clement
that's the ticket!

1:06:49 - @bcdtech Maureen
The little guys don't even have to put the 6 letter code in... they have it in the url. I set up symbaloo with the teacher names on them for them to click

1:06:56 - Susie @shighley
STudents? How many password reminders do I need??

1:07:03 - Kevin
Branch -- remix

1:07:08 - Peggy George
yes! Hopscotch app! That link is in Wes's Livebinder I shared earlier.

1:07:33 - Peggy George
what a great idea to use Symbaloo for the reminders! Thanks Maureen!

1:07:43 - Kevin
iterative play and discovery

1:07:46 - Patti Ruffing
Kodable is also a free iPad app for younger students

1:07:48 - clinds
Wes - If you start students on Course 2 does the teacher have to go back into the teacher console and open up Course 3 or does that happen automatically when students finish a course?

1:07:53 - Gail Poulin
Students with tablets have many more options!

1:07:54 - Janet P
Hadi & crew have done a fantastic job; kids love working in their own accts. We put a folder on desktops with direct links for each class K - 8.

1:08:01 - Eileen
I have asked a parent who is a programmer to come in next week during our first experience with Hour of Code. He will give the students some personal tips when they are coding. Hope it brings a real world connection for my students.

1:08:02 - Jacqui
Great tips, Wes

1:08:02 - @careeson (Clarissa)
I love all of these great ideas, thanks Wes!

1:08:16 - Peggy George
Thanks Sheri! Is there a link we can add for Minecraft EDU Givercraft?

1:08:17 - wfryer #2

1:08:33 - Peggy George
love that suggestion Eileen

1:08:35 - @bcdtech Maureen
@clinds... if you want it to open on course 3- yes you do need to back in and change it- one click... but the kids can go there anyway

1:08:40 - Sheri Edwards @grammasheri

1:08:42 - Gary
Thanks for all of the info & ideas

1:08:57 - roxanne clement
Thanks! Thanks! Thanks!

1:09:04 - @bcdtech Maureen

1:09:13 - Linda 3
Thank you so much Kevin and Gail!

1:09:15 - Gail Poulin

1:09:18 - roxanne clement
My favorite Saturday morning startup!

1:09:20 - Kevin
It was great to be here. Thanks for inviting us. Looking forward to sharing the Livebinder ...

1:09:22 - Laura Antichi 2

1:09:28 - Jacqui
So happy I attended this show. Wonderful ideas and tips. Thanks everyone!

1:09:30 - Sheri Edwards @grammasheri
Thanks so much Gail and Kevin. You rock.

1:09:37 - Eileen
This was a great show! Thanks for enlightening us!

1:09:39 - @bcdtech Maureen
Nice to see you Jacqui

1:09:39 - Susie @shighley
This has been great... and we will benefit for a long time to come!

1:09:46 - clinds
Excellent session - thanks so much!!

1:09:52 - Gail Poulin
Love Symbaloo!

1:10:02 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Thank you to Gail and Kevin and the Classroom 2.0 Live gals. Love learning with y'all on Saturdays.

1:10:03 - @careeson (Clarissa)
Thanks for the awesome session today. I'm excited and not so scared to give it a try!

1:10:12 - LauraBTRT
Thanks to all for sharing all of the great resources! :)

1:10:34 - Kevin
Wow ... that is cool ... need to learn more ...

1:10:37 - @bcdtech Maureen
@Clarissa- what's the worst that will happen... you'll learn something new

1:10:42 - @Rhonda
Symbaloo :) Thank You for participating. Great info as usual LiveBinders overflowing - Happy Holidays, rest relax, and give yourself a gift. Breathe

1:11:06 - Mrs. Nichols York, PA 1
This was my first Classroom 2.0 webinar and I loved it!!! Thank you for setting this up. I will make sure to tell my fellow tachers about Classroom 2.0 webinars.

1:11:14 - @bcdtech Maureen
So many new links to try out!

1:11:20 - Peggy George

1:11:31 - Peggy George
please nominate a featured teacher! we love them!!!!

1:11:32 - Kevin
Who lost the "e"? :o

1:11:33 - @bcdtech Maureen
@Mrs. Nichols Glad you could join us

1:11:46 - Peggy George

1:11:59 - @plnaugle (Paula)
@Mrs. Nichols it was so nice to "meet" you today. :)

1:12:11 - Peggy George
Archives for all recordings:

1:12:22 - Peggy George
Recording for today's show will be posted very soon today

1:12:30 - Peggy George

1:12:49 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Have a great weekend everyone.

1:13:03 - Patti Ruffing
Thanks very much, Kevin and Gail!

1:13:08 - Mrs. Nichols York, PA 1
@Paula Thank you for sharing about your classroom. It was nice to "meet" you too!

1:13:12 - Peggy George
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