Episode 132 – Election Episode


Tony and Patrick are back with a compelling election edition! We talk about the historical 2016 US election (of course) and how it should be the ultimate teachable moment. We also talk about Patrick’s quest for his next computer, why the Hour of Code is not enough and is being locked into Google a bad thing. Check out the talking points below and ENJOY!

1) President-elect Trump

2) Patrick’s computer choice

3) Tony topic – Hour of Code is Not Enough * http://blog.tieonline.com/hour-of-code-it-is-not-enough/

4) Patrick’s topic – I’m chained to Google – Is that bad? * https://itbabble.com/2016/11/01/im-chained-to-google-is-that-bad/

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Episode 116 – I did the Hour of Code! Now what?


On this episode, Tim, Tony and Patrick talk about the Hour of Code and what happens afterwards and how has Google changed the way students learn. Check out the talking points below.

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Beyond Hour of Code by Tony DePrato

How Has Google Affected the Way We Learn? By Zhai Yun Tan of KQED

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Episode 98 – Tim Down Under

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Welcome back everyone. Today, Tim, Dave “The Wave”, Tony and Patrick talk about lesson planning, drones and Quigley Down Under. Check out our talking points and resources below.

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Quigley Down Under
a. Link: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=quigley+down+under+full+movie

Happy Hour of Code
a. What did you do? b. Craig Federighi promotes Hour of Code workshops, saying programming is “the next level of literacy” by Ben Lovejoy of Mac 9to5 i. Link: http://9to5mac.com/2015/12/07/craig-federighi-hour-of-code/
c. Is it really “the next level of literacy?”

3. Tony’s Post: Lesson Plans: Essential and Often Forgotten a. Link:https://itbabble.com/2015/11/30/lesson-plans-essential-and-often-forgotten/
b. Transparency and access
c. How rigorous or detailed do these plans need to be?
d. How can technology help? e. Atlas Rubicon: http://www.rubicon.com/ f. ManageBac: http://managebac.com/

Patrick’s Post: Drones in schools – it’s time! a. Link:https://itbabble.com/2015/12/02/drones-in-schools-its-time/
b. What is wrong with my ideas? Hint: NOTHING! smiley
c. Schools are going to try to use drones but how?

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