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How to Make Computer Science Standards Fun with Laurie Guyon – Easy EdTech Podcast 153

In this episode, educator Laurie Guyon joins to discuss how to make computer science standards fun in any classroom. You’ll hear tools, activities, and strategies to incorporate computational thinking, STEAM, and coding with students of all ages and across subject areas!

This week’s episode is titled: “How to Make Computer Science Standards Fun” and I am so excited to have Laurie join me on the podcast today. As you’ll hear in our conversation, Laurie and I first met as fellow Nearpod Pioneers we were both ambassadors to of the Nearpod program, and connected on Twitter, and have spent lots of time together at events especially in New York State — including the NYSCATE conference one of my favorites to go to every November and you’ll hear the term NYSCATE brought up a couple times today this is the New York ISTE affiliate Laurie’s connected with them and I sat in on her session this past November all around the computer science standards.

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Tips for Teaching Computer Science Standards

  • First, review your local computer science standards.
  • Next, reflect on how you’re already addressing these standards.
  • Then, introduce a hands-on activity.
  • Finally, include computer science vocabulary in your next lesson.

Sponsored by LenovoEDU

This episode is sponsored by LenovoEDU, the free online student community of Lenovo. LenovoEDU supports students preparing for a future career as well as providing resources and guidance for parents and guardians to support their student’s passions.  Join the community today for special discounts, laptop giveaways, free classes, and scholarships. Don’t forget to check out some exclusive blog posts I put together for them. Head over to to sign up for free!

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Monica Burns

Dr. Monica Burns is a former classroom teacher, Author, Speaker, and Curriculum & EdTech Consultant. Visit her site for more ideas on how to become a tech-savvy teacher.

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