Welcome Grant Smith
We’re joined on the Starline by Grant Smith, Author of “Everything You Need to Ace Computer Science and Coding in One Big Fat Notebook” , Grant welcome.
Let’s go Beyond the Mic… you went to BYU Hawaii, then to John Hopkins School of Education for your doctorate. You served with Americorps. Why is helping others so important to you?
According the Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Projections 67% of future new jobs in STEM are in computing. Why was writing this book so important to the next generation of middle schoolers?
One of the languages you teach children in the book to code in Python, why Python?
As the worldwide pandemic continues, how will the importance of programming and science courses grow?
The book uses the ingenious technique of “borrowing notes from the smartest kid in class” why was that concept the key for teaching computer science to kids?
The Rockin’ 8
Time is running out, so it’s time for the Rockin’ 8, 8 random questions, answer with the first thing that comes to your mind.
There is no pressure. (maybe a little)
1. First computing language you ever learned?
2. First computer you ever owned?
3. Class you got the worst grade in High School?
4. Last thing you programmed?
5. Last time you balanced your checkbook?
6. Have you ever stepped on a lego with your bare foot?
7. Who gave you your last hug?
8. Last sporting event you attended was?
He first learned Perl, can’t remember the last time he balanced his checkbook and got into Computer Science so he didn’t have to write any more English essays. Author of “Everything You Need to Ace Computer Science and Coding in One Big Fat Notebook” Grant Smith thanks for talking with us today…
…and that my friends is Beyond the Mic.
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