Our column on Computational Participation: Understanding coding as an extension of literacy instruction was recently published in JAAL. I co-wrote the column with Quinn Burke and Yasmin Kafai.
As a supplement to the column, we invited a series of experts to spend some time discussing the broader impact of the details presented. The end result is a series of short interviews with experts responding to a set of four questions about the column. You can review the video of the interview and four questions used at the bottom of this post.
This interview is part of a larger collection of interviews that are available on the Four Questions For podcast. This podcast is 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.
Four Questions for Tom Liam Lynch
- How do you define coding/programming when working with educators/teachers/students?
- What connections are there between computational thinking & participation and classroom instruction?
- What possibilities/connections are there between coding/programming and literacy activities? (I’ve always wondered about connections between this work and the writing process)
- What are possible first steps for educators considering making this happen in their classroom?
Cover photo by ML-Works https://flickr.com/photos/ml-works/7917626564 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
Also published on Medium.