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Impact Stories

Explore how teaching computational thinking skills can make an impact in your classroom! Watch the videos and read the blogs below to discover the stories of real students and teachers using Ignite My Future in School strategies and activities in different subject areas.

Stories From The Field

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Making Connections: From Classroom to Career

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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