4 Tips for Showing Code to Students

One of the core things we do as teachers is show interesting things to students, inciting curiosity and motivating learning.  Teaching code is no different, yet showing code to students can be needlessly difficult.  Here are four tips for showing your students code we’ve learned from observing teachers in the classroom. 1. Be clear about *which* code you’re […]

Lesson idea: Make your own Code Jack-o-lantern

Last week I had the privilege of guest teaching at North Star Academy‘s day of enrichment.  Principal Leslie Crane explained that this is one of three all-day events where students in the school self-select based on interest, mixing ages in the process.  The section I had the opportunity to work with was a mix of […]

Watch 13 Year old Shakeena teach her Aunt Programming

13 year old Shakeena is an exceptional person.  A founding youth manager in Makeosity, Inc.  created by Karen P. Kaun , she’s building robots, designing products in 3-D, and learning to Code using Trinket.  But one of the most exceptional things about her is her willingness to teach others.

Writing Poetry in Python

Python has been called a poetic programming language, so I thought why not try writing poetry with it?  This is a bit of a departure, but my background in Art History always helps me look for the artistic applications of what we’re doing at Trinket.  So here’s a generative poem I wrote in Python. Click Run and […]