Learning Tour Overview
Coding Unplugged: Using books to excite children about computer science.
Children are learning how to code as early as preschool. With such an abstract activity, not everyone can begin without some context. Josh Funk will show how children’s books can be used to introduce students to the foundational building blocks of computer programming in an entertaining and exciting way.
Agenda for the tour:
- Introducing coding from an “unplugged” perspective/What does “Unplugged STEM” look like?
- How reading about coding and coders can get kids excited about the programming
- Showcasing diversity in coding books for kids – Role-models for all
- Give sample unplugged and plugged code-related activities
Virtual – (Meeting link to be provided after registering.)
Josh Funk, Software engineer and author
Josh Funk is a software engineer and the author of books like the Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast series, the It’s Not a Fairy Tale series, the How to Code with Pearl and Pascal series, the A Story of Patience & Fortitude series, Dear Dragon, Pirasaurs!, Albie Newton, and more. Josh grew up in New England and studied Computer Science in school. Today, he still lives in New England and when not writing Java code or Python scripts, he drinks Java coffee and writes manuscripts. For more information about Josh Funk, visit him at www.joshfunkbooks.com and on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook at @joshfunkbooks.
|Date and Time||Saturday, June 12, 2021 10:00 – 10:45 am|
|MassCUE Member Cost||No charge|