Kano and DIY Computing

Posted by on Mar 24, 2017 in Beyond the Hour of Code, Podcast

Kano and DIY Computing

http://traffic.libsyn.com/teachercast/BHOC21.mp3In the 21st episode of Beyond The Hour of Code we are talking with Oliver from Kano computers live from the CUE conference. We talked about the awesomeness of the DIY movement and how to best capture that energy in the classroom, we also chatted about some exciting new kits coming from Kano It was just a few years ago I got interested in programming and computing for younger students, and I did it at the right time. If this is...

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Colleen Graves and Krissy Venosdale Discuss #Makermistakes

Posted by on Mar 9, 2017 in Beyond the Hour of Code, blog, Podcast

Colleen Graves and Krissy Venosdale Discuss #Makermistakes

http://traffic.libsyn.com/teachercast/BHOCmistakes-Audio_iTunes.mp3Colleen Graves and Krissy Venosdale join me for a fun conversation about projects and ideas that have totally failed. Whether you think about in as the anti-instagram or #teacherconfessions, it is important to collect and share stories of the stuff we try that doesn’t work, and in this episode you will hear about George, the stuffy that never lit up, the destructive power of inspired children, and the saga...

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How to Host an Hour of Code w/@CodeOrg

Posted by on Nov 1, 2016 in blog, Podcast

How to Host an Hour of Code w/@CodeOrg

http://traffic.libsyn.com/teachercast/BHOC19.mp3How to Hour of Code Programming is an amazing tool for learning, but often teachers are challenged to introduce new tools to their school community. Schools are designed to resist change and can be allergic to innovation. Code.org, through their Hour of Code program, creates an opportunity to interduce programming to an entire school community and get teachers and students excited about the learning that programming can...

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Pi-Top Laptop: Kids Build it. Kids Hack it.

Posted by on Sep 26, 2016 in Beyond the Hour of Code, blog, Podcast

Pi-Top Laptop: Kids Build it. Kids Hack it.

http://traffic.libsyn.com/teachercast/BHOC18.mp3Kids Hack Pi-Top Laptop In my passion for student empowerment, I want my kids to feel like they can do anything. The idea that my students could build a laptop capable of completing coursework in standard academic classes is a Dream Come True. At the ISTE conference in 2016 I got to talk to the pi-top co-creator Jesse Lozano.  The PiTop and the CEED are great hardware platforms that give students access to programming...

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Elad Inbar and RobotLab ep 17

Posted by on Sep 21, 2016 in Beyond the Hour of Code, blog, Podcast

Elad Inbar and RobotLab ep 17

http://traffic.libsyn.com/teachercast/BHOC17.mp3Thanks for tuning in to another episode of Beyond the Hour of Code. I ran into Robot Lab at the ISTE conference and had this great conversation with Elad Inbar and Robot Lab. Elad Inbar explains how the robots of Robot “Trick” students into learning. I really liked his ideas about having the robot tell the story for the students. As you listen, ask yourself is this something that can only be done with their high...

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Nathan Stevens- Preservice Teachers Need Making and Coding Ep 16

Posted by on Sep 20, 2016 in Beyond the Hour of Code, blog, Podcast

Nathan Stevens- Preservice Teachers Need Making and Coding Ep 16

http://traffic.libsyn.com/teachercast/BHOC16.mp3Nathan Stevens is bringing the world of hands-on learning and making the preservice teachers. For the rest of us he has organized an awesome resource Teachers as Makers. Nathan is socially active, to put it mildly. He is a regular contributor to several twitter chats a week, although I feel like the #weirdEd chat is really his wheel house. Nathan is a conversational coyote/ trickster and his mind is always working, making...

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