In technology, our students are learning to code. This means that they are learning to speak the language that computers speak. Most school do not teach this skill and, as a result, are under-serving our students. They will be able to design and write their own computer programs and apps.
Unfortunately, there is not enough class or homework time to give them the practice they need to become proficient. That's why I've put a bounty on practicing code. The students have a code academy account. I am giving extra credit for every point they get for completing lessons. This site is an easy and accessible way of teaching them how to program (or "code" as the kids say nowadays.) I encourage you to help them set aside time to practice on this web site. I encourage you to learn. You are not too old or too dumb. This is a very valuable skill in the workplace. See the video below this post.
The Dialectic classes have been learning how to create Prezis.
This is next generation presentation software that will make the conventional slide show obsolete. This is an outstanding way of presenting ideas and and making a great impression. See what your children have done. Just start the presentation and navigate using the arrows at the bottom of the window.
Below is a video that articulates why teaching code is so important in school.