I was on Colorado Public Radio discussing about innovation in classrooms. I had one line! I am so happy that they were covering this topic to bring more awareness to what is happening in schools.
What to integrate computer programming in your classroom?
There is this great site called SCRATCH. Students can drag blocks of code to program characters. It very easy to use and fun. I had 2nd graders doing it with no problems.
There is a "Learn how to make a Scratch program" tutorial. I suggest starting there.
It's amazing to see what is important to students. This project has helped them synthesize their ideas by using different strategies. There are some amazing ideas. Check it out!
I also had them create a shopping list of items they need to create their art. I went shopping for the students that needed some unique items.
k-5 Creative Design Teacher
Quotes from students about TAB
Kids Art Links