September 15th, 2020 | 1 hr 4 mins
education, python, teaching
Let’s take a look at the tools we’re using in our classroom for the 2020-2021 school year to teach Python for middle school students. From IDEs to flash cards, coding challenges to Colab notebooks, and micro:bits to eBooks, we’ll look at what we’re currently using and how each one contributes to the learning experience of our students.
August 28th, 2020 | 49 mins 5 secs
distance learning, education, python
Kelly and Sean discuss many of the upcoming changes for a school year heavily influenced by COVID, distance learning, hybrid/flexible classrooms, and prioritizing health and safety over content.
August 16th, 2020 | 54 mins 7 secs
distance learning, education, teaching, zoom
Ever had one of those moments where you thought you did something but then found it unfinished months later? Here's an episode we recorded back in May about how to keep your distance learning fresh and new. We're calling it the Lost Episode. New episodes are coming every Tuesday starting on August 18!
February 3rd, 2020 | 52 mins 16 secs
education, lego, python, robotics, teaching
It's not always easy to be a Python teacher. Whether it's trying to find the right words to explain something, handling severe frustration, building perseverance, or losing students while coding together, Python teachers are facing problems beyond just the code. Sean and Kelly discuss five of the things that frequently go wrong in the classroom and how we handle it.
January 12th, 2020 | 54 mins 55 secs
education, elementaryeducation, python
Peter Chan is a 4th grade teacher in Quebec, Canada. In addition to using Python in his classroom, Peter also employs maker techniques, math exploration, and English language skills.
December 18th, 2019 | 38 mins 53 secs
diversity, education, learning, python, sel
In this episode, Kelly and Sean explore the idea that everyone should learn to code-- not to become a programmer but for so much more! How do we continue to foster an interest in coding for those kids that are not so interested in computer science?
November 28th, 2019 | 16 mins 11 secs
buying guide, education, python, teaching
In celebration of the great retail holiday of Black Friday, Kelly and Sean share their holiday buying guide for computer science teachers, including 3d printers, #PythonHardware, and books.
November 11th, 2019 | 46 mins 31 secs
ar, education, machine learning, predictions, vr
In this episode, Kelly and Sean discuss plausible trends in machine learning, artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, and data science that we may see in schools by 2024. We focus on 5 areas from microscale in the classroom to macro across the entire educational system.
October 20th, 2019 | 33 mins 44 secs
education, python, reflection, teaching
Has it already been a year of learning and teaching Python for Kelly and Sean? In this episode, our co-hosts talk about the things they wish they knew a year ago to make their Python journey even better.
March 7th, 2019 | 43 mins 25 secs
education, innovation, teaching
With their school's Innovation Institute coming up, Kelly and Sean explore the topic of innovation in education. How do you cultivate it in yourself and others? What skills help you become more innovative? How do you teach it?