Summary : This is our first companion podcast to the new Coding in the Classroom column of the OAME Gazette. Hosts Iain Brodie and Beyza Sezer interview teacher-librarian Pekka Reinio. OAME members can see the full column in the September 2021 issue of the Gazette.
Podcast Notes: Recorded Spring 2021 Links mentioned in the podcast include the Makecode Arcade and Pekka's YouTube Channel. Iain has been an elementary school educator for 28 years, and is now into a second career, teaching in-service and preservice teachers. He teaches face-to-face at Ontario Tech University and virtually at Western University. He Tweets at @IainBro. Beyza is a former teacher and long-term researcher. She is currently a graduate student in education at Western University, and her research focus is the integration of computational thinking into mathematics education. Both are editors of the Math+Code ‘Zine. Pekka is a teacher-librarian in the Simcoe County District School Board. He Tweets at @PekkaReinio.
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