Publications and Media

Publications

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.


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:

https://www.teachontario.ca/community/explore/coding-in-ontario-classrooms

Editor of Mathncode.com Online Magazine (first three issues):

http://researchideas.ca/mc/temp/


Interviews/Featured in Articles/Blogs:

Doug Peterson Blog:

https://dougpete.wordpress.com/2017/08/19/an-interview-with-lisa-floyd/

Professionally Speaking – OCT Magazine:

https://professionallyspeaking.oct.ca/December-2017/Professionally_Speaking_December_2017.pdf

Microsoft Daily Edventures:

dailyedventures.com/index.php/2017/03/08/as-teachers-we-are-futurists-lisa-anne-floyd-canada/

Microsoft – Love of Learning Article

https://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/sites/education-discovered/love-of-learning-4.aspx

UnLondon Blog:

https://medium.com/@unlondon/why-our-kids-should-be-coding-c318f9d1770a


Webinars/Recorded Presentations:

ISTE – Hack the Classroom Microsoft Education

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

https://www.teachontario.ca/videos/5431

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

https://www.otffeo.on.ca/en/learning/otf-connects/resources/otf-connects-feb-13-plotting-an-engaging-lesson-in-math-through-coding-coordinate-systems/

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

https://www.otffeo.on.ca/en/learning/otf-connects/resources/exploring-the-power-of-variables-via-coding-for-math-class/

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

https://www.otffeo.on.ca/en/learning/otf-connects/resources/make-your-patterning-unit-come-to-life-with-coding/

Global Math Department – Integrating Computational Thinking into the Elementary Classroom

https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Integrating-Computational-Thinking-into-the-Elementary-Classroom

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

https://www.otffeo.on.ca/en/learning/otf-connects/resources/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 Code.org

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


Media Coverage:

Computational Thinking – Wilfred Laurier University

http://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=938771&binId=1.1147261&playlistPageNum=1#_gus&_gucid=&_gup=twitter&_gsc=aFUTRLI

London FreePress – Maker Day

http://www.lfpress.com/2015/11/10/maker-day-at-montcalm

Hour of Code London FreePress

http://www.lfpress.com/2014/12/04/an-hour-of-code-a-link-to-future

Hour of Code – RogersTV

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ahnbxgxazubub2r/20141211_200131.mp4?dl=0


Article Mentions:

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

https://brookfieldinstitute.ca/wp-content/uploads/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

https://www.teachontario.ca/community/explore/teachontario-talks/blog/2016/08/30/driving-student-engagement-in-mathematics-with-coding-and-programming