Teacher Appreciation

One of our Parke House Academy 5th graders gave us a handmade card and a hug today 🙂 Teaching is the best job in the world 🙂 Thank you to university volunteers Pablo Bernal-Alarcon and Mike Lillo for taking the time to help kids code!              

Hybrid Environments: A Bridge from Blocks to Text

Jeremiah Blanchard, one of our cofounders, presented his research on hybrid programming environments, those both block-based and text-based, at ICER 2017. Recall that we’ve used PencilCode, Scratch, Blockly, etc. with our students lately. Jeremiah also managed projects that extended PencilCode with support for additional programming languages and curriculum. Blanchard, J. (2017, August). Hybrid Environments: A…

OrlandoiX 2017

We will be @ OrlandoiX 2017 this August 19th-20th at Full Sail University in the Indie Pavilion. We will be showcasing some of the volunteer and development projects we’ve been involved in over the last year. We will also have some laptops setup with the free software we use to help kids learn computer science…

Hour of Code 2015

Today we participated in Code.org‘s Hour of Code at Windermere Preparatory School. The students, about 50 kids ranging from 3rd to 5th grade, were mostly interested in the Minecraft project! A big Thank You to Kristin Weissman, Director of Marketing and Communications at Windermere Prep, for getting in contact with us!