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STEM Activity: Build a Model of Disney’s Rockin Roller Coaster

Did you ever want to build a model of Disney’s Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster?  Well…maybe not life size but how about a prototype or miniature version.  Some STEM activities are coding only.  Some projects are about building things.  But when the two actually come together you get results like roller coasters.  This activity gets you …

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A Farewell to Flash – An Important Lesson For All Coders

On December 31, 2020 the software company, Adobe, bid farewell to Flash which is a technology that was a game changer and presents an important lesson for all coders.  Microsoft will then begin blocking Windows from running any Flash files.  This is a process that is a long time coming but it is an important …

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Coding Toy Idea Book Download [2020 Update]

If you are looking to purchase a coding toy for a young person, let me help you with these 6 Tips for selecting coding toy in 2020. The toys in this FREE download are handpicked based on my experience as a dad, software developer, college professor, and kids coding camp instructor.  I also provide some …

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The Teacher's Pep Rally Podcast

The Teacher’s Pep Rally Podcast – What Disney Can Teach Us During COVID-19

This past month, I along with three other educators interviewed Disney expert, podcaster, and entrepreneur, Lou Mongello about how Disney approached reopening their parks during the global pandemic.  We felt this conversation was needed because Disney did it quite well and maybe there is something anyone involved in education or as a business, can take …

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GetMeCoding Online Learning Advice for Success

Online Teacher or Student? Rock It With Free Resources And Tested Advice

When a pandemic like COVID-19 hits you may become an online teacher or student with the snap of a finger (but not a Thanos type snap of the finger).  I am hearing it from elementary school to college level teachers that they are not ready to do this.  At this point, and this may be …

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Keeping Kids Safe Online: A Cyber Security Talk for Everyone

If you are a parent, teacher, or someone who provides care for young people, teaching them to be safe safe online should be a top priority. Are you feeling overwhelmed by all the technology and not sure how to manage it to keep kids safe? Do you provide rules in your house for online activity? …

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Child Sextortion: How it Happens and What You Can Do to Stop it

You may have heard of cyberbullying but are you familiar with sextortion and how it is harming young people?  The internet can be an amazing educational resource but it also brings with it some serious issues that can harm anyone, especially young people. I was invited in to an elementary school to speak about internet …

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STEM in Walt Disney World

How A Walt Disney World Vacation Can Inspire Learning: 5 Must See STEM Related Attractions

When you think STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), do you think of a Walt Disney World Vacation? As the school year ends in the United States, many families head to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida as their vacation destination.  Vacations can be a great way to unwind, recharge, reconnect, but also engage the …

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GetMeCoding College Orientation

What happens at college orientation? 5 Things All Parents Should Know

For Over twenty years I have been behind the scenes in the college education process as a teacher, adviser, and guest speaker at college orientation.  Many ask me what happens at a college orientation these days.  This past week, I sat in the audience as a Dad with my daughter attending her college orientation. I …

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