Patrick McConlogue describes himself as a "23 year old entrepreneur, programmer, designer, and social media strategist." In August, he met Leo Grand, living on the streets of New York City and made him an unusual proposition: he would either give Leo $100, no strings attached, or give him a used laptop computer, a couple of books about Java and an hour of his time each morning to teach Leo programming. Leo chose the latter and a couple of months later, his app Trees for Cars will be available for iOS and Android on December 10th.
If we start giving our students these skills now, what will they accomplish?
I'm a Technology Integration Specialist supporting students and teachers in grades 7-12 at Strong Middle School and Coginchaug Regional High School. Strong and CRHS are part of Regional School District 13, serving Durham and Middlefield, Connecticut.