Episode 58: Does Everyone Need to Code?

It began with this tweet:

I hear some suggest everyone should learn to code. Ok. But should everyone learn basic woodworking? electrical work? cooking? plumbing? automotive? Those are all good things but is time part of the issue? How do all these good things get taught? Just thinking out loud.— Dean Shareski (@shareski) September 10, 2018

When I say “thinking out loud” that’s not some kind of coy add-on, I truly am curious and enjoy hearing a broad range of perspectives. Gary Stager offered to take a deeper dive into this statement and so myself, Gary and Shana White took a stab at it. 

Gary referenced this slide as he shared:

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You should be listening to Spark

My new favourite podcast is Spark. Spark is a podcast about technology and culture. Nora Young features intriguing guests and topics that are so relevant to learning and life. Here’s a couple of stories from recent episodes that has me thinking:

There’s tons more good stuff included in each 27 minute episode. Each show has 4 or 5 stories with extended interviews if you are interested. The format is great, the topics engaging and often leaves you with more questions than answers. Add it to your ipod. It’s time well spent.… Read the rest

Podcast 38 What is Twitter?

This podcast is a bit odd in that I take 3 episodes of TWIT and mix them up to highlight the discussions around twitter. I think it’s the best I’ve heard in helping form some understanding of this stupid, yet powerful thing. If you know nothing about twitter, I think this might help. If you use it, it should help clarify some things as well.

Here are the links to the full episodes in case you want more:

TWIT 134
TWIT 135
TWIT 136

Just doing a little filtering for ya.

Also I wasn’t happy with my audio, it sounds tinny. I used Audacity and really didn’t do much with the settings. I used a ClearChat Logitech USB microphone but it doesn’t sound great. Any advice?… Read the rest