Keith George is Leading the Coding Charge in Alabama Schools
The Tynker Blue Ribbon Educators are represented in almost every state in the U.S. and 10 different countries. Keith George, passionate EdTech evangelist, is determined to make Alabama a stronghold for coding in schools. Keith will be moderating Monday’s #Tynkerchat, with our dedicated code-minded educators. Here’s a little more about Keith:
Keith George is the Educational Technology Specialist with the Alabama Math, Science and Technology Initiative at the Alabama State Department of Education. Keith taught Social Studies and Computer Technology for 13 years while also serving as an Instructional Technology Coach. He is a member of the International Society for Technology in Education, the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, and the Alabama Education Technology Association. He blogs at www.bigtechcoach.com. You can reach him on Twitter at @BigTechCoach.
This week, Keith shared his ideas on promoting coding in Alabama schools:
I believe that computer science in general, and coding in particular, provides all students with a foundational knowledge of how the modern world works. While no one expects every student to become a programmer, an understanding computational thinking – a building block of coding – will help students in every aspect of their academic career and beyond. Understanding how coding works and how to approach problems with an algorithmic mindset will help students be better digital citizens. They will recognize problems that could be addressed by programming a device to implement a solution. Even if they are not the one programming the solution, the ability to understand that a solution could come from programming is an important and necessary skill.
Thanks again Keith! We’ll look for you on Twitter at @BigTechCoach!
Join Keith as he moderates #Tynkerchat for us this Monday.