Four Questions For Tom Liam Lynch about coding, programming, & computational thinking/participation

Four Questions For Tom Liam Lynch about coding, programming, & computational thinking/participation

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.

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Four Questions for Tom Liam Lynch

Tom Liam Lynch in an Assistant Professor of Educational Technologies at Pace University. You can follow more of his work at his blog. You should definitely check out his book.

  1. How do you define coding/programming when working with educators/teachers/students?
  2. What connections are there between computational thinking & participation and classroom instruction?
  3. What possibilities/connections are there between coding/programming and literacy activities? (I’ve always wondered about connections between this work and the writing process)
  4. 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.

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