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Join educator and host Dr. Sam Patterson and his cast of puppets as they discuss all things coding and programming.

Making Code in Classes Mandatory

Coding for K12: A useful teaching tool for all teachers

By Sam Patterson | Jul 31, 2018

What is code is doing in our classes, and how can we, as teachers, respond to the public pressure to code in a way that serves our highest pedagogical goals?

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Authentic Learning Experiences through Programming

Creating Authentic Learning Experiences through #Programming and @Arduino

By Sam Patterson | Apr 7, 2018

In this episode of Beyond the Hour of Code I share some of the projects I am currently working on to develop my own skills and confidence.

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Teaching Reading through Coding

Teaching Programming to our PreReaders: How can Coding Teach Students to Read?

By Sam Patterson | Mar 30, 2018

Ever since I discovered that my pre-reading students could code using leveled apps like Kodable and The Foos, as well as open studio apps like Scratch Jr, I have worked to figure out how this fun and engaging challenge could be linked to literacy instruction.

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Using Robots in your Elementary Makerspace

Looking for a fun way to use Robots in Makerspaces? Here is a lesson design guide for you!

By Sam Patterson | Mar 22, 2018

Learning with robots through programming and group work is a very kinesthetic form of learning. Understanding the roles a robot can play will help you design engaging and meaningful lesson.

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What can we teach through Coding and Programming

What can we Teach Through Coding and Programming Activities?

By Sam Patterson | Mar 22, 2018

Welcome to episode 2 of Beyond the Hour of Code, a podcast to help teachers do great work. In this episode, we take on a couple of the big ideas we need to use code the best way possible for our elementary students.

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Teaching Block Based Coding to Young Students

STEM Education for All Educators: What is Block-Based Coding?

By Sam Patterson | Mar 17, 2018

Welcome to Beyond the Hour of Code, the podcast to help you use programming to teach core content. I am Sam Patterson and in today's episode, we talk about blockly-based programming in Apps. For a more detailed discussion check out my new book “Programming in the primary grades: Beyond the Hour of Code”

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Robotics for Social and Emotional Learning

Can Classroom Robots be used to address Social and Emotional Learning?

By Sam Patterson | Mar 11, 2018

In this episode of Beyond the Hour of Code, we DARE TO SHARE and we SHARE to CARE! Big slogans made of short words and the power of programming and robots to help your kids learn how to share jobs and resources in the classroom.

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Beyond the Hour of Code Podcast Episode 1

Beyond the Hour of Code: A new podcast celebrating STEM Education

By Sam Patterson | Feb 1, 2018

Hello and welcome to the first episode of a brand new Podcast called Beyond the Hour of Code.  If you are an educator or parent looking for information about how to enhance your classroom lessons and activities through STEM education, coding, and robotics activities, this is the podcast for you.

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With over 18 years of teaching professionally in the classroom and over 800 educational podcasts recorded, Jeff Bradbury is a world-known educator, podcaster, and clinician.

Jeff is a Google for Education Certified Trainer, Microsoft Certified Trainer TEDx Speaker, and has worked with more than 400 educational technology companies through his TeacherCast Educational Network that he founded in 2011.

Jeff Bradbury has presented at the ISTE conference, as well as dozens of other conferences across the country and has presented Keynote Presentations for Pearson and EdTechNJ.

Contact Jeff today to invite him to speak or present at your next event.