In this episode I interviewed Douglas Kiang. Douglas is a speaker, teacher, and workshop presenter with over twenty-five years of teaching experience in independent schools at every grade level. He currently teaches at Punahou School, where he teaches computer science and supports faculty in the one-to-one program. He is also a keynote speaker and presenter for EdTechTeacher.org. Douglas holds a master’s degree in Technology, Innovation, and Education from Harvard and is pursuing a Doctorate in Global Education Leadership. He is a Google Certified Trainer and an Apple Distinguished Educator. Douglas and I had a great conversation about teaching Swift and the connection between coding, app development, and design.
In the first episode of the Swift Educator Podcast I give the origin story of the podcast and introduce myself. I lay out the purpose and goals for the podcast. Finally, I discuss what I have seen, the experiences I have had, and my students have had this school year with Swift (spoiler alert: it has been awesome!)
I would like to thank my friend and Apple Distinguished Educator colleague Kelly Croy for his help, support, and inspiration in starting this podcast. He has a fantastic podcast The Wired Educator Podcast! I highly recommend it. Kelly can be found on Twitter and is a great follow: @WiredEducator.
Why Teach Swift
Apple Distinguished Educator program
Trumbull Career & Technical Center
Association for Career & Technical Education
Swift Playgrounds app
Learn to Code 1 & 2
Learn to Code 3
App Development with Swift curriculum (Teacher) (Student)
IBM Swift Sandbox
iTunes U app
You can find Swift education related posts over on my blog:
Swift Teacher Blog
I am really excited to announce that I will be doing a podcast based upon the Swift Teacher blog. The pod will be a 30 to 60 minute international conversation with teachers (and some developers too) about using Swift to teach programming and basic computer science topics to students ranging from primary school to high school and university. Teachers share their insights on the why, how, and what of teaching Swift one lesson at a time toward Swift World Domination. We may also have some tangential discussions about favorite podcasts, favorite professional development experiences, and other pertinent classroom topics. I will also do some live episodes of the Swift Teacher pod at the conferences that I attend and present. I hope that you will subscribe and learn along with me from the great discussions to be had.
"It's time to get Swifty!"