Episode 006: Getting Technology Into the Hands of Children with David Bock
November 2nd, 2016 · 58 mins 33 secs
About this Episode
00:17 – Welcome to “PC Principal Shit!” …we mean, “Greater Than Code!”
00:35 – David Bock Introduction and “Smoked Pork” Discussion
04:56 – Teaching Kids Computer Science Concepts
TEALS: Computer Science in Every High School
12:50 – Being Scientifically Literate
Neil deGrasse Tyson YouTube Video
14:13 – Gender and Peer Pressure Dynamics
On @greaterthancode with @bokmann. He had a student who realized "Oh! Computers aren't smart! They're just dumb, really really fast!" :D— Sam Livingston-Gray (@geeksam) November 2, 2016
22:13 – Curriculum and Good Teaching Languages
C.A.M.S: Coding at Middle School
23:16 – Games as an Entry Point for Programming
34:00 – “K-12 is pretty broad age range. How do you tailor the curriculum for different ages? Do you find that there are things you can teach to older kids that definitely don’t work with younger kids?” — Darin Wilson
36:17 – Understanding Abstract Thought
What’s Going on in There? by Lise Eliot
37:19 – “How do you handle multiple skill levels? Specifically, what can you do to set a culture where kids who know a little more won’t intimidate those who are completely new?” — Jacob Stoebel
40:51 – Getting Equipment and Resources Into the Hands of Students; “How do you deal with equipment? Not every kid rolls up with Arch Linux installed on their Macbook Air, presumably.” — Ben Hamill
45:12 – Tablets vs Computer Learning and Resources; Computer Science vs Computational Thinking
35:56 – Getting Involved with Teaching Kids Technology … but Taking Care to Avoid Burnout
Mandy: Sharing today’s resources with kids who are interested. If you’re in South Central Pennsylvania, please reach out!
Sam: Resources for where to go and where to get started.
Coraline: Reflecting on privilege and thinking about how to get equipment into underprivileged kids’ hands.
Dave: One of the best ways to learn is to teach.
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