Big Idea #1 - Letting Loose in the Library

High school is challenging enough for students without the added issues of the seen-and-be-seen cafeteria crowd. One paraprofessional in Washington State is helping high school students deal with the pressure by turning the library into a relaxing alternative to the cafeteria. Read the article to learn how students and staff have responded to this idea.

Big Idea #2 - Ideas for Coding

Computer science and how to teach it are hot topics in education recently. Finding the right resources and tools to teach coding for each grade is even more challenging. Read the article about ideas for teaching coding from kindergarten to high school. Some of the ideas do not require a computer.

Big Idea #3 - Technovation Montana 2017

Montana Code Girls and Big Sky Code Academy are looking for girls interested in coding to register for their January 2017 session.  Registration is open now and classes takes place online or in person at various locations across the state. Classes will start January 16th or January 23rd depending on the location. Visit Montana Code Girls' website for registration information and location details.

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