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GetMeCoding Elecfreaks Retro Arcade for Education Game Device
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Review and Tutorial: Learn Coding with Elecfreaks Retro Arcade Handheld Device and Microsoft MakeCode Arcade – Mastering Retro Gaming

Hello there coding enthusiasts, young learners, and educators alike! I am back again to with a review and tutorial on mastering retro gaming with Microsoft MakeCode Arcade and shine a light on another exciting coding tool. Today, we’re discussing a ...
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GetMeCoding Teacher's Dilemma Scratch vs. ChatGPT
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A Teacher’s Dilemma – Scratch vs. ChatGPT

A Teacher’s dilemma is surfacing.  If you are trying to decide between using Scratch or AI-Powered ChatGPT to begin learning to code I provide a few things to consider for the coding learning experience.  Artificial intelligence may be all over ...
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GetMeCoding Review of Microsoft MakeCode
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My Review of Microsoft MakeCode – Unleashing Creativity Through Code

My review of Microsoft MakeCode unleashing creativity through code is written as a parent/teacher. If you are like me, you want your child or students to develop important skills like problem-solving, critical thinking, and creativity. Microsoft MakeCode is a fantastic ...
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May the 4th Coding Galaxy – Join our Star Wars-inspired programming courses and activities!

Happy May the 4th (Star Wars Day)! The Force is strong with us! May the 4th is upon us, and I couldn’t be more excited to celebrate this special day with our fellow Star Wars fans. If you know anything ...
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Coding Activity: Control NASA’s Ingenuity With Your Own Code

What if you can control NASA’s Ingenuity Helicopter?  You can with this simple coding activity built with your own code using Scratch and a cool Mars Ingenuity helo graphic. On April 19th, 2021 NASA’s Ingenuity Helicopter took off from the ...
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GetMeCoding Build a Game with Gamefroot

What is Gamefroot? How Anyone Can Make a Video Game

Did you ever want to make a video game?  If you have wanted to build a game then you want to visit Gamefroot.  Gamefroot is a game creation website where you can make games that you can share with others.  ...
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Scratch 3.0
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What is new in Scratch 3.0?

As we usher in 2019, we will see all sorts of new technological things. Leading the pack this year is Scratch 3.0. What is new in Scratch 3.0? I take a look at what is new and also let you ...
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Learn Programming At Home: A Free Course To Get Started

We are surrounded by technology.  Whether you think it is great or a distraction it really has crept into every part of our lives.  Today we communicate with each other using smartphone apps, select movie from our couch after viewing ...
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Why Scratch Is Great For Learning To Code
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Why Scratch Is Great For Learning To Code

When I was thinking through this week’s blog entry I had a brief conversation with a parent who had stated they wanted to spark the curiosity of their daughter to learn how to code.  The parent was knowledgeable with technology ...
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