In this episode I get a wonderful opportunity to connect with Tara Linney who is the author of Code Equity, a book about how to get more females and minorities involved in STEM, coding, and Computer Science in education. She is an international educator and coach who has been able to teach in many countries to expand her work and message.
Tara is amazing. We talk about the issues facing females and minorities and ways to help make the transition easier in our classrooms. A great conversation that will leave you with new thoughts and ideas to use in your own setting.
Even more importantly, be sure to check out her book as she has so many great ideas and tools.
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, or even use Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for MakeCode, CircuitPython, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.
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