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Program Your Sphero BB-8 In 10 Minutes (Beginner Friendly)

Program Your Sphero BB-8 In 10 Minutes (Beginner Friendly)
Program Your BB-8 In 10 Minutes (Beginner Friendly) When you hear the words “Star Wars”, what comes to mind? Jedi, light sabres, space duels and.... droids like BB-8 and R2D2. When Star Wars: The Force Awakens hit the theaters in 2016 we met the latest addition toRead more

How My Mom Got Me Coding

How My Mom Got Me Coding

How My Mom Got Me Coding Do you have a Mom? Um…don’t answer that. As I glanced down at my calendar app on my phone it hit me, 2018 is here.  This summer I turn a year older but feel like 25 and if you ask my

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Stranger Things And Bob Coding BASIC

Stranger Things And Bob Coding BASIC

Stranger Things And Bob Coding BASIC My daughter called out to me from our family room, “hey Dad, you have to see this scene from Stranger Things”! There is a character named Bob Newby, played by Sean Astin, telling another character that to hack into the system

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The Best Toys To Teach Kids How To Code

The Best Toys To Teach Kids How To Code

The Best Toys To Teach Kids How To Code I am amazed at all the great coding toys that have come out this year.  There are so many to choose from and it is hard to pick so let me help you out. I have a list

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Machine learning and will robots take control?

Machine learning and will robots take control?

Machine learning and will robots take control?   “Some day software will write itself and we won’t need programmers.”  This was said by my freshman computer science teacher to us as computer science students in 1986.    Here we are in 2017 and software is still not

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How To Build A Webpage Using HTML

How To Build A Webpage Using HTML

How To Build A Webpage Using HTML Hypertext Markup Language or HTML is not an easy sounding phrase nor a technology that remotely sounds like ‘fun’ but it is at the core of so much we do on the internet today.  Let me give you a peek

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5 Tips That Will Propel Your Coding Career

5 Tips That Will Propel Your Coding Career

5 Tips That Will Propel Your Coding Career As I sit over 10,000 feet in the sky aboard a jet plane looking out the window heading to a great conference called Momentum 2017, I started to reflect on my time in tech and how I have arrived

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Is Web Page Design Considered ‘Coding’?

Is Web Page Design Considered 'Coding'?

Is Web Page Design Considered Coding?   Whenever I meet new students wanting to learn how to code, I ask a simple question “have you ever coded?”.  The answer is usually “yes” but quickly followed with a “well…sort of”.  Some say “yes, I used Microsoft PowerPoint” and

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My Top 5 Tips For Teaching Coding

My Top 5 Tips For Teaching Coding

My Top 5 Tips For Teaching Coding Over the past 18 years I have been teaching students in higher education how to work with technology and young kids how to code.  Over that time I learned a few things about teaching and not to mention, a few

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Coding With Dad: A Win On So Many Levels

Coding With Dad:  A Win On So Many Levels

Coding With Dad: A Win On So Many Levels This past week I was happily surprised by an email that was a win on so many levels. If you are a teacher, you get to experience these in between the challenges.  Challenges that often make us question

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