In this episode I connect with Sam Patterson, an educator in California. Sam is currently the Makerspace Coordinator in an independent school (Echo Horizon School) in Culver City, California. Sam wears many hats - he has an EdD in Literacy, has a bunch of Puppets, is a Podcaster, is a Rasberry Pi Certified Educator, Google Certified Innovator, Sphero Ambassador, and an Author!
Listen in to hear what Sam says about his work as a Makerspace Coordinator, design thinking, the Makerspace at Echo Horizon, YouTube tutorials, challenge of the week, what motivates and inspires him to do what he does (he provides a great history of his journey), his book about programming in the primary grades (and how it came to be), his Puppets and how they came to be, his doctorate in Literacy Education, and how to help people become motivated and inspired.
Sketch Nation: a site that lets you create games by drawing them.
Sam has recently written a book entitled "Programming in the Primary Grades: Beyond the Hour of Code", check it out!
You can connect with Sam on Twitter (@SamPatue), at his About.me page, and/or his website.