Tag: City Schools

  • Have some time to volunteer? FISH is looking for more school tutor/mentors.

    JABA FISH is on the hunt for more talented volunteers! If you are interested in learning more about FISH, please contact Carleigh Showalter, JABA Volunteer Coordinator cshowalter@jabacares.org  │(434) 817-5226 Training dates for new FISH volunteers are now listed online at http://www.jabacares.org/fish-friends-schools-helping.  

  • Google #CSFirst #Scratch Club – perfect for a diverse elementary school population!

    Google #CSFirst #Scratch Club – perfect for a diverse elementary school population!

    We were so pleased with our first run of the CS First – Game Design activities during our Spring 2015 after-school Computer Club for students in third and fourth grade at Jackson-Via ES. We discovered Google’s CS First midway in our Scratch Club schedule this spring, and thus we ran out of meetings before we were able to […]

  • Discover Google CS First and Scratch – fun for all ages!

    Discover Google CS First and Scratch – fun for all ages!

    I am a Senior Corps RSVP volunteer keeping my brain sharp by serving as a Guru for the Jackson-Via Computer Club – Charlottesville’s first Google CS First after-school club.  Scratch is really a fun new language to learn — and the kids are always happy to help me.  Thanks, Google and Scratch! Learn more from this EdSurge […]

  • We are again enjoying Scratch coding at Jackson-Via

    We are again enjoying Scratch coding at Jackson-Via

    Our first spring 2015 after-school Computer Club meeting on Monday was a huge success.  We have some new enthusiasts joining a number of “old” members so we have a good environment for sharing and collaboration.  We are very happy to have this opportunity for joint inquiry, experimentation, and play! An interesting article from Harvard Magazine: The […]

  • Why Women Stopped Coding | Seems odd to me, but probably true!

    Why Women Stopped Coding | Seems odd to me, but probably true!

    I was very interested in the NPR article quoted below because it answers a question I have long pondered: Why aren’t there  more female programmers? During my 10 years as an IT professional, I never played computer games for very long. Why? Because there were so many things that I could learn about and build, so playing games […]

  • More about the Jackson-Via Computer Club

    The Jackson-Via Computer Club meets in the Scratch Lab in the Jackson-Via Library after school on Monday afternoons.  Club Sponsor:  Bonnie Yoder, Jackson-Via SPED Teacher    ~ with help from Nancy Lambert & Ruth Kastenmayer Our thanks to JV Librarian Jennifer Dixon for giving us such a comfortable home in the Library, and to JV ITRT James Daly for his patience, enthusiasm, and […]