Publications and Media



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.

Academic Papers:

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.

Websites and Online Resources:

Co-host TVO Teach Ontario Coding and Computational Thinking in the Classroom Hub:

Editor of Online Magazine (first three issues):

Interviews/Featured in Articles/Blogs:

Doug Peterson Blog:

Professionally Speaking – OCT Magazine:

Microsoft Daily Edventures:

Microsoft – Love of Learning Article

UnLondon Blog:

Webinars/Recorded Presentations:

ISTE – Hack the Classroom Microsoft Education

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

Media Coverage:

Computational Thinking – Wilfred Laurier University

London FreePress – Maker Day

Hour of Code London FreePress

Hour of Code – RogersTV

Article Mentions:

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

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

Education Today – A new Code for Learning, Spring 2017

Article – TeachOntario