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Kris Boedigheimer

Educator / Aspen Acadamy

Bio:

I am a former computer programmer turned homeschool mom who loves learning, travel, exercise, reading, finding exciting new hobbies, and spending time with family. My favorite subjects are programming, math, and logic. Besides teaching homeschool I am a third degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, Advanced Level Toastmaster Speaker, and group fitness instructor for Les Mills Bodyflow, and Les Milles BodyAttack. We travel constantly and make it a habit to try something different at each location including blown glass, painting classes, surfing, carving carousel animals, and trapeze class.

Session:

Adventures in Coding

There are so many great ways to teach your kids to code. Come explore the newest and the best. We will review some of the staples, and learn some ways to keep them fresh. From dressing up Dash and Dot to lighting up an LED ring with Arduino. Then we will launch into some great new ways to get coding. We will check out the games like codingFarmers, Potato Pirates, and Hacker. We will read about Ruby and check out how she inspires exploration. We will see how to make a game with Jewelbots, light things up and make games with the new Microbit, and watch how the Sparki robot gets us programming with robotics. We will also check out free online projects from Scratch that will draw us in for hours of fun. From concrete coding samples to unplugged activities you will be inspired to teach your kids to code – or maybe learn something new yourself.