Stephanie Bryan – Blockchain & the Future of Education

Four Questions For is a podcast about literacy, technology & education. Each episode includes an interview with an expert in the identified area. The interviews provide a smart and savvy resource for individuals trying to understand these concepts.

The interviews are conducted by Ian O’Byrne.

1. How do you define/frame the blockchain?
2. How do you see these technologies potentially interacting/modifying education?
3. Do you see blockchain related technologies possibly modifying everyday classroom interactions including teaching, learning, and assessment?
4. From an educational context, how do you see these distributed databases and the blockchain changing/modifying accreditation and learning credentials?

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Richard Olsen – Coding and Programming

Four Questions For is a podcast about literacy, technology & education. Each episode includes an interview with an expert in the identified area. The interviews provide a smart and savvy resource for individuals trying to understand these concepts.

The interviews are conducted by Ian O’Byrne.

This episode contains a brief discussion with Richard Olsen about coding, programming, and computational thinking/participation. You can read more of Richard’s work at his website.

  • How do you define coding/programming when working with educators/teachers/students?
  • In the post you discuss how coding and programming instruction is not (should not) be about skills acquisition…but rather how “coding may enable development that is not possible without coding.” Can you unpack that a bit. What knowledge, skills, and dispositions might students pick up with coding…and that is not possible without.
  • What possibilities/connections are there between coding/programming and traditional literacy/learning activities?
  • In your post you discuss the need for “loose learning environments.” Can you explain more about that?


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Tom Liam Lynch – Coding and Programming

Four Questions For is a podcast about literacy, technology & education. Each episode includes an interview with an expert in the identified area. The interviews provide a smart and savvy resource for individuals trying to understand these concepts.

The interviews are conducted by Ian O’Byrne.

This episode contains a brief discussion with Tom Liam Lynch about coding, programming, computational thinking and participation.

For more information, please visit this blog post.

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Kerri Lemoie – Coding and Programming

Four Questions For is a podcast about literacy, technology & education. Each episode includes an interview with an expert in the identified area. The interviews provide a smart and savvy resource for individuals trying to understand these concepts.

This interview was conducted by Ian O’Byrne.

This episode contains a brief discussion with Kerri Lemoie about coding, programming, computational thinking and participation.

  • How do you define coding/programming?
  • What are the knowledge, skills, dispositions (habits of mind) that you believe are needed in coding, programming? What do students need to learn…be able to do?
  • How did you get, build, learn these skills?
  • How might we better prepare learners?


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Yasmin Kafai and Quinn Burke – Coding and Programming

Four Questions For is a podcast about literacy, technology & education. Each episode includes an interview with an expert in the identified area. The interviews provide a smart and savvy resource for individuals trying to understand these concepts.

The interviews are conducted by Ian O’Byrne.

This episode contains a brief discussion with Yasmin Kafai and Quinn Burke about coding, programming, computational thinking and participating. You can review the original column here.

The four questions are:

  • How do you define coding/programming when working with educators/teachers/students?
  • What connections are there between computational thinking & participation and current classroom instruction? Why embed this into instruction?
  • What challenges and opportunities exist as we embed coding/programming into literacy activities?
  • What are possible first steps for educators considering making this happen in their classroom?

Tim Flanagan – Blended and Hybrid Learning

Four Questions For is a podcast about literacy, technology & education. Each episode includes an interview with an expert in the identified area. The interviews are meant for the smart and savvy educator in Pre-K up through higher education that is trying to understand these concepts.

This interview was conducted by Ian O’Byrne.

This episode contains a brief discussion with Tim Flanagan about hybrid and blended learning. To learn more about this specific episode, please click here.

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Whitney Kilgore – Blended and Hybrid Learning

Four Questions For is a podcast about literacy, technology & education. Each episode includes an interview with an expert in the identified area. The interviews are for the smart and savvy educator in Pre-K up through higher education that is trying to understand these concepts.

The interviews are conducted by Ian O’Byrne.

This episode contains a brief discussion with Whitney Kilgore about hybrid and blended learning. To learn more about this specific episode, please click here.

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Kristy Pytash – Blended and Hybrid Learning

Four Questions For is a podcast about literacy, technology & education. Each episode includes an interview with an expert in the identified area. The interviews are meant for the smart and savvy educator in Pre-K up through higher education that is trying to understand these concepts.

The interviews are conducted by Ian O’Byrne.

This episode contains a brief discussion with Kristy Pytash about hybrid and blended learning. To learn more about this specific episode, please click here.

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Kathryn Kennedy – Blended & Hybrid Learning

Four Questions For is a podcast about literacy, technology & education. Each episode includes an interview with an expert in the identified area. The interviews are for the smart and savvy educator in Pre-K up through higher education that is trying to understand these concepts.

The interviews are conducted by Ian O’Byrne.

This episode contains a brief discussion with Kathryn Kennedy about hybrid and blended learning. To learn more about this specific episode, please click here.

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Amy Hutchison – Blended & Hybrid Learning

Four Questions For is a podcast about literacy, technology & education. Each episode includes an interview with an expert in the identified area. The interviews are meant for the smart and savvy educator in Pre-K up through higher education that is trying to understand these concepts.

This interview was conducted by Ian O’Byrne.

This episode contains a brief discussion with Amy Hutchison about hybrid and blended learning. To learn more about this specific episode, please click here.

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