This support from Microsoft has been designed specifically with parents in mind.
This is a two-part course on dyslexia awareness and helping students reach their potential.
“1 in 5 children are made by dyslexia. It’s vital that we spot their strengths and support their challenges” - Kate Griggs, Founder of Made By Dyslexia.
In every classroom, in every school, around the world, there are 1 in 5 kids with exactly the thinking skills needed for the future of work. They are Made By Dyslexia.
But less than 20% are spotted at school. This two-part course created by Made By Dyslexia will change that – for good. It will give you easy to use strategies, used in the world’s leading specialist dyslexia schools, to help you spot, support and empower every dyslexic learner.
Now – more than ever – the world needs people who think differently. By taking our training today, you’ll change dyslexic children’s educational outcomes tomorrow. And be part of a powerful movement for change!
"This page pulls together lots of tools and resources to help you get the most out of Microsoft's inclusive tools for the classroom."
Learn to code with Minecraft for free.
The lessons provide a step by step tutorial, and once you are comfortable you can make your own coding projects.
You will need the Minecraft App to test your code.
This is an introductory course to computer science using micro:bits as the physical tool, and MakeCode as the language. The course covers basic computer programming commands like variables and loops. It also incorporates elements of design thinking, making and problem solving to work towards the completion of tasks and activities. The course takes about 4 weeks to complete with regular work, (1 week on lessons and 3 weeks on the final project). It is recommended for grades 6-8.
"Learn new skills, discover classroom activities and earn badges and certificates!"
This amazing resource has content and courses and a variety of learning paths for teachers. There are great lessons you can learn with your kids, or you can go here to develop the skills you need to infuse technology into your classroom successfully.
Intro courses include Minecraft, blended learning, personalized learning, and student voice. Also available are learning to use applications such as Forms, OneNote, etc.
This will also connect you to Skype in the Classroom to literally make the world your classroom!
"A game-based learning platform that promotes creativity, collaboration, and problem-solving in an immersive digital environment. Educators in more than 115 countries are using Minecraft: Education Edition across the curriculum!"
There are a number of resources for educators available including: Math, STEM learning, prepared lessons, hour of code.
Get trained, find a lesson, find worlds or challenges and code!
Minecraft can be a great option for a product when doing PBL or projects. Students can create summative assessments to demonstrate their specific knowledge, understanding or skill.
Some of the hands-on activities include:
-circuits and party lights
-how fast do humans run
-how sharks swim
-building model hand
OR explore the whole library to find something to suit your needs! This includes smaller lessons as well as larger. (E.g., oceans, lemon battery, light, solar, motors, sensors, windmill, seismograph, telegraph)
Each activity is broken down into steps and includes the time needed and an estimated cost per student in USD.
Hacking STEM Lessons & Hands-On Activities
Build affordable inquiry and project-based activities to visualize data across science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) curriculum. Middle school standards-based lesson plans written by teachers for teachers.
Lesson Plans, They’re Free!