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?

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