Coding Python in Middle School
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How can you bridge the gap between teaching simpler visual programming tools and teaching more complicated textual programming tools? Julia Lamorelle’s answer is Python. Julia cofounded Kiwi Compute, a new education business that focuses on teaching middle school kids how to code in Python, a language widely used in academia and industry today. She talks about why Kiwi Compute has this education strategy and how it executes it, despite challenges in setting up a Python environment and attracting qualified teachers. Mentioned in this episode: • Kiwi Compute: • Python language: • Scratch: • Hour of Code: • App for Python in a browser: • Learn Python the Hard Way: • Code Academy: • • GigaTECHs winners announcement from the City of Austin: • GigaTECHs winners press conference: Our closing music is called “Katana” by Miros, used with permission, and you can find more tracks by Miros on SoundCloud, user “mirossound”: Subscribe and find more podcast information at: The K12 Engineering Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs: Support Pios Labs at: Also check out these projects from Pios Labs: • Guidebook “Engineer’s Guide to Improv and Art Games” by Pius Wong, on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other retailers:
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