It’s a great time of year for professional development… especially if it’s free! This month on the blog, I’m writing about four free online tools that you can explore when you have a few moments. With these tools, you can learn more about coding, writing, HTML/CSS, and video game creation. And you’ll be ready to help your students learn with these tools when school starts back up! All of the tools also let you share what you’ve learned with your friends, family, and colleagues. Maybe you’ll inspire someone else to learn something new and be a maker this summer, too!
Want to learn to write code? Scratch is to the rescue.
Scratch is simple to use, with drag-and-drop bits of code that animate a “sprite” on the screen.
If you’re new, Scratch provides lots of step-by-step tutorials to get you started.
And if you’re looking for inspiration for your students, check out these downloadable Scratch cards.
Make a greeting card and send it to a friend or animate your name and share it with your family!