[Lab] Help teach kids to code...

John Faurbo jfaurbo at gmail.com
Fri Jun 23 05:38:43 EDT 2017

Thanks, I'll check it out!

On Thu, Jun 22, 2017, 10:29 PM Jason Cobill, <jason.cobill at gmail.com> wrote:

>    Hey John,
>    This sounds like a great initiative - I'll go check out the gofundme
> you set up.
>    Consider also knocking on the government's door - they just earmarked
> $50 million to support projects like you're describing. North Grenville is
> small enough to be "rural economic development" while being close enough to
> drop in for MP photo shoots - you're basically a dream candidate.
> https://www.canada.ca/en/innovation-science-economic-development/programs/science-technology-partnerships/cancode.html
>    Also check out code.org - they're an agency out of the US (so you can
> only get so much of their advice resources) but they have a great section
> of the site devoted to curriculum and lesson plans for running effective
> code workshops for kids of varying age ranges. Nice to not have to set up
> every lesson yourself!
>    https://code.org/educate/curriculum/elementary-school
>    -Jason
> On Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 8:12 PM, John Faurbo <jfaurbo at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Long time reader, first time writer (maybe second).
>> I feel like this might be a bit of spam, so for those of you who feel
>> like that is the case I apologize.
>> But I also figure that a makerspace community wants to help its own, and
>> develop the next generation of coders and hackers. In an effort to save my
>> daughter's school, we are trying to offer something that the community of
>> North Grenville doesn't have: a coding and robotics club.
>> If you are interested in helping the next generation of coders then
>> please check out the go fund me page for the club:
>> https://www.gofundme.com/oxford-on-rideau-tech-2017-goals.
>> We are hoping to get some robotics kits, and a 3d printer for the club.
>> So essentially a mini makerspace.
>> I will probably be back on the board for advice if this gets off the
>> ground.
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