Parental Geekery episode 22 – The Thinking Digital special edition

by on June 4, 2013

parental geekeryThis episode of Parental Geekery is completely devoted to John talking about his experiences at the Thinking Digital conference. We take a tour through the schedule, covering the following:

Sugata Mitra and his TED video

Mike Bracken and his work on the site.

Alex Reben and his robots

Ruth sneaks in a quick recommendation for the timehop app, and somehow we make our way onto Google glass

John reveals that he had a teenage crush on Maggie Philbin, and talks about her current project, Teen tech

John met Drew Purves from Microsoft, and completely failed to meet Documentally. He also talks about Aza Raskin and Sue Black‘s talk about Bletchley Park.

And finally John talks about Aral Balkan and the Code Club project

And just before we sign off we talk about watching Game of Thrones and playing Neverwinter

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Melitsa June 17, 2013 at 1:45 pm

Loved the show this week. That programming club sounded fantastic. I know my dh would love to do something like that. Sadly nothing in our area for 25 miles 🙁 I emailed him the link regardless.

The conference sounded brilliant. Love things like that when you come away energized. I love the question approach….my boys may not love you during the summer as we’re going to be doing a few of those. I’ve been looking for a purposeful activity than endless surfing for the boys and posing a question and letting them have at it might be the answer?

As always fantastic mix of information. Thanks for doing this you guys. We’ve just finished season ONE GOT….can’t imagine what’s to come. Thanks for not spoiling it with the spoilers 🙂


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