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Frank DiMaria

Frank DiMaria is a middle school computer teacher in Fort Mill, SC. Frank has written an number of guest articles for AES to help other teachers be more effective in the classroom.

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Computer Applications | Coding and Programming | Middle School

How To Teach Middle School Programming Lessons with Alice.org

By: Frank DiMaria
July 6th, 2017

Many computer teachers struggle to keep students engaged, so finding ways to increase interest in lessons is often at the top of our minds. One of the most exciting tools that I have found sparks student creativity and interest is Alice Programming. It’s perfect for middle school programming lessons, and can even be used by other teachers in cross-curricular projects.

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Computer Applications

One Computer Teacher's Massive Review of a Cengage Middle School Textbook

By: Frank DiMaria
November 23rd, 2016

Note from Bri: This is a guest post from Frank DiMaria, a middle school computer teacher in Fort Mill, SC. Frank has written a number of articles about educational technology and tips for other computer teachers.

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Keeping Students Engaged in CTE: Part 1

Do you struggle to keep your students engaged during your lessons?

Download this free eBook to learn the Do's & Dont's of Student Engagement.

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Google Classroom | Teaching Strategies

5 Quick Tips on How To Use Google Classroom

By: Frank DiMaria
October 6th, 2016

Note from Bri: This is a guest post from Frank DiMaria, a middle school computer teacher in Fort Mill, SC. Frank has written a number of articles about educational technology and tips for other computer teachers.

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Computer Applications | Differentiated Instruction | Teaching Strategies

3 Easy Ways to Include Differentiated Lesson Plans in Computer Classes

By: Frank DiMaria
July 28th, 2016

Note from Bri: This is a guest post from Frank DiMaria, a middle school computer teacher in Fort Mill, SC. Frank has written a number of articles about educational technology and tips for other teachers.

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Computer Applications

Computer Class Lessons for When You are Kicked Out of the Lab

By: Frank DiMaria
July 12th, 2016

Note from Bri: This is a guest post from Frank DiMaria, a middle school computer teacher in Fort Mill, SC. Frank has written a number of articles to help other computer applications teachers be more effective in the classroom.

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