Publications and Media

Selected Publications


Kotsopoulos, D., Floyd, L., Dickson, B. A., Nelson, V., & Makosz, S. (2021). Noticing and naming computational thinking in play. Early Childhood Education Journal.

Cendros Araujo, R., Floyd, L., & Gadanidis, G. (2019). Teacher candidates’ key understandings about computational thinking in mathematics and science education. Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 38(3), 205-229.

Kotsopoulos, D., Floyd, L., Nelson, V., Makosz, S., & Senger, N. (2019). Mathematical or computational thinking? An early years perspective. In K. M. Robinson, H. P. Osana, and D. Kotsopoulos (Eds.) Mathematical learning and cognition in infancy and early childhood: Integrating interdisciplinary research into practice. New York: Springer.

Kotsopoulos, D., Floyd, L., Khan, S., Namukasa, I., Somanath, S., Weber, J., Yiu, C. (2017).  A Pedagogical Framework for Computational Thinking. Digital Experience in Mathematics Education.

Gadanidis, G., Cendros, R., Floyd, L. & Namukasa, I. Computational Thinking in Mathematics Teacher Education. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education.

Namukasa, I. K., Kotsopoulos, D., Floyd, L., Weber, J., Kafai, Y. B., Khan, S., et al. (2015). From computational thinking to computational participation: Towards achieving excellence through coding in elementary schools. In G. Gadanidis (Ed.), Math + coding symposium. London: Western University.


Floyd, L. A. (2020). Computational Thinking in Teacher Education. Proceedings of the 51st ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, (pp. 1412). Portland, Oregon.

Floyd, L.A. (2020). Canada’s CanCode Initiative and the Gender Gap in Computer Science Education.  Proceedings of International Conference on Computational Thinking Education (pp. 38-39). Hong Kong: The Education University of Hong Kong.

Floyd, L.A. (2020). The Integration of Coding in Teacher Education Programs: Course Experiences and the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics. ICER ’20: Proceedings of the 2020 ACM Conference on International Computing Education Research (pp. 350-351). New Zealand (Virtual).

Cendros Araujo, R., Floyd, L., & Gadanidis, G. (2018). Integrating computational thinking in mathematics and science teacher education. Proceedings of EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology (pp. 2379-2384). Amsterdam, Netherlands: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

Academic Conference Presentations:

Floyd, L.A., Cendros Araujo, R., & Gadanidis, G. (2020). Exploring Teacher Candidates’ Understandings about Computational Thinking in Mathematics and Science Education: A multiple case study. Roundtable session – Canadian Committee of Graduate Students in Education, Canadian Society for Studies in Education (CSSE), Western University, London, Ontario, May 30 – June 4, 2020. (Conference canceled).

Floyd, S., & Floyd, L (2020). The gender gap in Ontario high school Computer Studies. Paper symposium – Canadian Association of Curriculum Studies. CSSE, Western University, London, Ontario, May 30 – June 4, 2020. (Conference canceled).


Floyd, L. (2019). Coding and Computational Thinking in Our Classrooms. My Best Idea in Math, Rubicon Publishing: Oakville.

Gadanidis, G., & Floyd, L.A. (2019). Coding for Young Mathematicians Using Python and Scratch. (3rd Ed). WORLDiscoveries: London.

Other Articles:

Floyd, L. (2018). Computational Thinking in Math Class.  Spark – The Learning Partnership, Issue 22, March 2018.

Floyd, L. (2017). Build confidence in coding and computational thinking. The Learning Exchange, Ontario Ministry of Education.

Websites and Online Resources:

Co-host TVO Coding in the Classroom Hub:

Editor of Online Magazine (first three issues):

Interviews/Featured in Articles/Blogs:

CBC Radio – November 26, 2021:

Western University News – Featured Article:

PhD candidate recipient of Prime Minister’s teaching excellence award

Western University Faculty of Education Featured Article:

Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence:

OAME Talks Podcast – Talk 26, Season 4:

I Wish I Knew – EDU Podcast – Episode 107:

Manitoba Association for Computing Educators – Dial I.T. Up Podcast – Episode 3:

micro:bit Educational Foundation 2018 MIT IIC Video:

Doug Peterson Blog:

Professionally Speaking – OCT Magazine:

Microsoft Daily Edventures:

Microsoft – Love of Learning Article

UnLondon Blog:

Webinars/Recorded Presentations:

TVO – Intermediate (Grades 7-8) Coding and Mathematics (May 2021):

TVO – Junior (Grades 4-6) Coding and Mathematics (April 2021):


TVO – Primary (Grades 1-3) Coding and Mathematics (April, 2021):

TVO – Coding in Mathematics 1-8 (September 2020) –

Math Knowledge Network – Cohost of webinars featuring Dr. diSessa  –

     Computational Literacy and Mathematics Education

     AI in Education

ISTE – Hack the Classroom Microsoft Education

Cendros, R., Floyd, L. & Gadanidis, G. (2019). Teacher candidates’ key understandings about computational thinking in mathematics and science education – Paper Presentation. The Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences MathEd Research Day, Toronto, Ontario, January 26, 2019.

TVO – Teach Ontario – Let’s Talk Coding and Computational Thinking

OTF Connects – Plotting an Engaging Lesson in Math through Coding Coordinate Systems:

OTF Connects – Exploring the Power of Variables via Coding for Math Class

OTF Connects – Make your Patterning Unit come to Life with Coding

Global Math Department – Integrating Computational Thinking into the Elementary Classroom

OTF Connects – Exploring Patterning and Movement on a Grid Through Coding

An Intro to the micro:bit- Presented with Fair Chance Learning, The micro:bit Foundation and

TVO – Teach Ontario Professional Learning Series: Coding’s Exploding

Centre for Mathematics Education of the Fields Institute Inaugural Meeting (2016), University of TorontoHow primary/junior teacher candidates respond to math + coding/digital making and how their knowledge transfers to classrooms

Media Coverage:

Computational Thinking – Wilfred Laurier University

London FreePress – Maker Day

Hour of Code London FreePress

Hour of Code – RogersTV

Article/Video Mentions:

SNCDSB – Small but Mighty, Superior North Educators supporting Northern Ontario Rural Students:

Do your :bit – Frequently asked questions:

Sharing Our Learning – Integrating Lynx Coding and Mathematics:

Click to access Integrating%20Lynx%20Coding%20and%20Mathematics.pdf

Levelling Up: The Quest for Digital Literacy – Brookfield Institute, June 2018

Click to access Level-Up-report-FINAL-online.pdf

Don’t Make Your Classroom Flip, A Flop, TEACH magazine, Sept/Oct, 2017

Education Today – A new Code for Learning, Spring 2017

Article – TeachOntario


Let’s Talk Science – Computational Thinking Framework (2018)

Canada Learning Code – Lesson Activity: