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The founders of Facebook, Microsoft, and Google all started their journeys with just one line of code. This week, 5 million students in 33,000 classrooms across 167 countries will be trying out code as part of Computer Science Education Week. Is your school participating? Learn more at code.org and by following the hashtag #hourofcode.
At code.org, you’ll learn/ find:
• Tutorials for beginners
• Tutorial apps for any device
• Programming languages
• Make your own apps
• Make web pages
• Program with robots
Here are the top five blog posts for the past month on The Wired Classroom — have you read them?
(1) Here’s Your Chance to Participate in The Big CleanUp
(2) Apple offers summer webcast series
(3) about the vlc
(4) Flipping Your Classroom with Flip Cameras & Screencasting … This Week
(5) Free computer recycling from Apple this summer
Learn from “Standout Schools” throughout June and July on how they implement Apple into their classrooms and curriculum. This free webcasts series promises that you’ll “learn from and speak with your peers as they describe best practices in their implementations from a leadership, IT, and curriculum perspective.” Here’s the line-up (registration is required):
• June 19, 2012, 10–11:00 a.m. PDT for K12 Independent Schools
Innovating curriculum with Apple technology.
presented by Mireille Rabaté, Middle School Principal and Seth Hubert, Director of Academic Technology, French American International School, San Francisco, CA and Misty Overman, Middle School Principal and JoAnn Waldrop, Middle School Science Teacher, Greater Atlanta Christian School, Norcross, GA.
• July 10, 2012, 10–11:00 a.m. PDT for Middle and High Schools
Engaging and empowering students with iPad and Mac.
presented by Margaret Murphy, Education Technology Specialist and Stephanie Meewes, Middle School Language Arts Teacher, Chicago Public Schools, Chicago, IL and Mary Stewart, Principal and Julie Leach, 21st Century Literacy Teacher Leader, Wyandotte High School, Kansas City, KS.
• July 24, 2012, 10–11:00 a.m. PDT for Elementary Schools
Increasing student achievement with Apple technology.
presented by Emy Flores, Principal and Anna Kozma, 1st Grade Teacher, Valencia Park Elementary School, Fullerton, CA and Dr. Kevin Juach, Superintendent and Gail Soriano, Technology Director, Avoca School District 37, Wilmette, IL.
• July 31, 2012, 10–11:00 a.m. PDT for Higher Education Graduate Schools
Advancing professional education with iPad.
presented by Yousuf Kahn, Chief Information Officer, Hult International School of Business, San Francisco, CA and Michael L. Schwartz, PhD, Assistant Dean for Curriculum, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT.
Visit the website to read full descriptions and to register.
“Change your school colors to green with free computer recycling from Apple” – I noticed that our blog post from May of 2011 was getting a lot of hits in the last few days, so I clicked around and saw the Apple is again recycling old computers! According to their website, this is a limited time & exclusive offer to accredited K-12 and Higher Education Institutions in the 50 United States and the District of Columbia. Registration for free recycling is available from May 14 through August 31, 2012.
Here’s what you need to know:
• Institutions must have 25 or more computer items (qualifying computers, printers, or displays) to recycle.
• Institutions must register products for recycling prior to shipping them.
• Apple will also accept other brands and types of equipment.
• Products must be registered for pickup by August 31st.
• Institutions must pack & shrink-wrap eligible equipment – Apple does not provide pallets, shrink-wrap, or packing labor.
• Apple is not responsible for any of the data on recycled equipment.
• Click here for more information on this program, and click here for general information on Apple’s recycling efforts.
Apple will recycle your school’s old, unwanted Mac computers, PCs, and qualifying peripherals from any manufacturer — for free.
To take advantage of this opportunity, you’ll need to register by September 2, 2011. You must recycle a minimum of 25 items in order to participate.
Apple will accept all brands of the following equipment: computers, monitors, laptops, printers, fax machines, scanners, desktop-size copy machines, CD drives, hard drives, TVs, VCRs, projectors, overhead projectors, networking equipment, cables, keyboards, and mice.
Leveraging the Apple Recycling Program for Education ensures that your retired equipment will be disposed of in an environmentally responsible manner, with special consideration given to data security:
- All recycled hard drives are ground into confetti-size pieces.
- Customers receive a certificate of destruction for each lot recycled through the program.
- All asset tags and other identifying information are destroyed.
- All of the electronic waste collected through the program is processed in North America.
For more detailed information including packing instructions,