The FizzicsEd Podcast

Ep. 26 Code like a Girl

November 3, 201737 min
Ally Watson co-founded Code like a Girl after experiencing first-hand the barriers women have in the male-dominated computer science and developer industry. Code like a Girl aims to change the playing field, with a strong focus on mentoring girls in coding and computational thinking in a creative environment that sparks a love of logic and leadership. “We tell them, this what a programmer is, this is what it looks like and this is my story. So, these girls a heading home and getting inspired by the women who facilitate these sessions and they’re saying …Mum, Dad, I want to be a coder when I grow up!” After chatting with Ally Watson, we also look at ways you can teach about robotics without having a robot or a computer plus we revisit a grab from a past episode in which Neil Bramsen talks about his approach for teaching primary students about logical reasoning.
Hosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics Education Top 3 learnings

Get involved! Coding is about getting your mind wrapped around creatively solving a logic challenge. There are plenty of opportunities to join a coding group, you just have to join the fun.
It’s the story that matters. It’s just as important for kids to know why coding is important as it is to know how to program a given task.
Coding is part of our future. Even if you know that you may not become a software developer, it is just as important to learn how these machines function as they are becoming more and more prevalent in today’s society.

Contact details for Ally Watson https://codelikeagirl.org
https://twitter.com/codelikeagirlAU
Education tip: Teach coding without a robot or computer https://goo.gl/aHmWPd Contact Fizzics Education

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