A Wrap on the Inaugural Learn to Code Classes, Spring 2018

Today’s the final day for our second session of Learn to Code this spring.

Parting thoughts: Learn to code
Parting thoughts

We’ve had two sessions of 10 kids each, with a variety of programming backgrounds, and ages from 7-12.

I’ll have a longer write-up on the class and the future of The Code Hub, but the quick take is that it’s been a blast. The combo of Apple’s Everyone Can Code curriculum with some of my own¬†and a healthy dose of offline activities has worked well. The Mounttown Community Facility has been an amazing venue to host the classes.

More to come…

The Education Panel from the Digital Citizenship Summit Ireland

As I mentioned, I was at the Digital Citizenship Summit Ireland in April. The guys posted the video from the education panel, and if you have twenty minutes or so, you can watch us talk about digital citizenship in education.

My co-panelists and our moderator all had fascinating takes on the topic of being a digital citizen in the context of education and what it meant to each of them. I loved getting the perspective of a secondary school student, third level student (who ran that morning’s CoderDojo session), and a secondary school teacher who loves connecting schools from different locales, thanks to our digital connections.