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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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Computational Thinking Helps Students Learn Language Basics in D.C. Public Schools

Teacher and Student Learning Together

Sarah Elwell, Librarian, McKinley Technology High School, Washington, D.C.

See how Computational thinking helps students demystify language learning. This blog describes how Ignite My Future in School resources encourage students from diverse backgrounds to build a strong foundation for a new language.

Five Core Computational Thinking Skills that Strengthen Students’ Humanities Skills

Eager Students

Danielle Vind, Educator, Milton Public Schools, Milton, Massachusetts

Learn how computational thinking and digital learning strategies can strengthen students’ writing skills. This blog shows how free materials from Ignite My Future in School help students hone critical thinking skills across every discipline.

Computational Thinking: “Decomposing" Problems & Separating Fact from Fiction

Information Overload

Emily Strickland, 6th grade Math teacher, Beck International Academy, Greenville, South Carolina

How do you deal with “information overload” in your classroom? In this blog, Math teacher Emily Strickland describes Ignite My Future in School lessons that challenge students to break down difficult questions in creative, collaborative ways. This encourages students to thoughtfully determine the truth in the information they consume.

Making Connections: From Classroom to Career

Students looking at a laptop

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

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

Teacher and student at computer

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

Students using laptop computers

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.