It’s December and “It’s the most wonderful time of year ….” when all our thoughts turn to – HOUR OF CODE! Join us today as we welcome maker, coder, and author Sam Patterson who will share his passion for coding, and talk about how to lead our students through the Hour of Code – and beyond…
Dennis – ReThink App http://www.rethinkwords.com/ and Trisha Prabhu’s interesting story.
Chris – Don’t alert your social media friends that you are going to produce something until after you have that thing already produced.
Sam – Book Binding is a fun and accessible skill set
Notes & Links
GUEST: Sam Patterson (@SamPatue)- Maker, Coder, and Author
His book “Programming in the Primary Grades: Beyond the Hour of Code” helps teachers tap the creative potential for learning in all subject areas. More information on the book and podcast at beondthehourofcode.com
Sam’s Podcast: http://www.teachercast.net/my-paperless-classroom/
The Hour of Code is a global movement by Computer Science Education Week and Code.org reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries through a one-hour introduction to computer science and computer programming. This year Hour of Code Week is December 5-12.
Hour of Code Activities for Students – http://bit.ly/2gTPlHW
Google’s Made with Code web site – Reaching out to Girls https://www.madewithcode.com/mentors/
Coding becomes more motivating when you use your code to interact with real objects.
- Dot & Dash
- Osmo Coding
Connections with Coding and Making
- Use robots to teach Language Arts – http://www.teachercast.net/2016/09/21/teach-language-arts-with-robots/