Tech Talk Roundtable 04-12 | Hour of Code and Beyond


It’s December and  “It’s the most wonderful time of year ….” when all our thoughts turn to  – HOUR OF CODE!  Join us today as we welcome maker, coder, and author Sam Patterson who will share his passion for coding, and talk about how to lead our students through the Hour of Code – and beyond…

Lessons Learned

Dennis – ReThink App  and Trisha Prabhu’s interesting story.

Chris – Don’t alert your social media friends that you are going to produce something until after you have that thing already produced.

Sam – Book Binding is a fun and accessible skill set

Notes & Links

GUEST: Sam Patterson (@SamPatue)- Maker, Coder, and Author

His book “Programming in the Primary Grades: Beyond the Hour of Code” helps teachers tap the creative potential for learning in all subject areas. More information on the book and podcast at

Sam’s Podcast:

The Hour of Code is a global movement by Computer Science Education Week and reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries through a one-hour introduction to computer science and computer programming.  This year Hour of Code Week is December 5-12.

Hour of Code Activities for Students –

Google’s Made with Code web site – Reaching out to Girls

Coding becomes more motivating when you use your code to interact with real objects.

  • Sphero
  • Ozobots
  • Dot & Dash
  • Osmo Coding

Connections with Coding and Making


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