Stories From The Field
See middle school students engage with Ignite My Future in School activities, using computational thinking to collaborate, communicate, and create!
Observe Ignite My Future in School professional learning, which prepares teachers from across the country to teach computational thinking in all subjects!
Watch the impact Ignite My Future in School has achieved in its first year to equip students with computational thinking skills needed for 21st century careers.
Ignite My Future Blog
Making Connections: From Classroom to Career
Nathaniel Wallace, MATLT, MA, Media Arts & Technology Teacher, Prince George’s County Public Schools–
See how computational thinking and project-based learning can keep students engaged by connecting their learning to their lives. This blog describes how Ignite My Future in School helps students experience how they will use their computational thinking skills in future careers.
Avoid Summer Learning Loss with These Family Activities for Middle Schoolers
Allison DeGraaf, Director of Learning and Innovation, Janesville School District–
Discover how to prevent summer learning loss. This blog explains how families can use Ignite My Future in School activities, such as planning an indoor hydro-garden or using data analysis to identify trends with their favorite sports teams, to keep middle school students learning.
The Top 10 Classroom-Ready Computational Thinking Resources for K-12
Dacia Jones, Professional Development Specialist at Discovery Education–
Find resources to bring computational thinking to your classroom. This blog lists sites that help students build 3D prototypes, learn computer coding, understand machine learning, analyze data, and more to supplement Ignite My Future in School.
Simple Strategies to Transform Transdisciplinary Learning with Computational Thinking
Discovery Education Newsroom–
Find out how teachers can employ computational thinking in transdisciplinary learning to grow 21st century skills. This blog describes how Ignite My Future in School activities can help students build and apply critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and communication skills to real-world problems.