Kelly Paredes has taught all over the world and specializes in curriculum design and development. She got started with integrating technology in the classroom in 2003 and dabbled with app design in File Maker and HTML. She currently teaches seventh grade computer science at Pine Crest School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This is her first year using Python.
December 24th, 2018 | 31 mins 13 secs
books, programming, python
In this episode, Sean and Kelly go through their top books for teachers to learn about Python and teach students. With everything from coding your own games in Python, to automating the boring stuff, there's something for every teacher here.
December 17th, 2018 | 34 mins 14 secs
education, flow, metacognition, python
Kelly and Sean discuss the importance of the 'click' when learning Python and identify strategies for encouraging a state of flow in classrooms. What is the click moment? How do you know when flow is achieved?
December 10th, 2018 | 29 mins 54 secs
getting started, mu editor, newbies, python
What does the first week of Python look like for new coders? Where do you start? Is it better to jump right in or give them a softer start? We'll talk about everything from what exercises work best, how to get new Python coders started with an IDE like Mu Editor, and more.
December 5th, 2018 | 30 mins 48 secs
education, getting started, python, tynker
Our very first episode! Kelly and Sean talk about how to get started teaching Python, including how to set up a room for computer science, what books and podcasts were most useful, the joys of Tynker, and how to set your own expectations for how to teach Python for others.