UPDATED: 2/4/19 - I added four more photos and a link to another blog, as we archive this event.
I just found our blog post from last year, and it had the same name as this year's blog post: Small Basic at the April 2014 TEALS Computer Science Student Field Trip
Great minds think alike... mine and, mine, I guess.
Well, at the 2015 TEALS Field Trip:
We visited with over 1,000 junior high and high school students! Most were from Washington, but a few flew in from other states! In total, 1,600 students attended the field trip.
Here are all the students at the main presentation:
A shot of the back of the room:
A student participates in a coding activity:
And here are Philip (from Kidware) and me at our Small Basic booth:
Here's a quote from Philip: "I Had a lot of fun talking to over 500 Computer Science students for over 3 hours!"
That's true! We were talking to them for hours, and we almost lost our voices talking over all the other conversations in the room!
Thanks again to Kidware for coming and helping us run the booth!
You can find 8 great curriculum-style books from Kidware Software publishing.
Books with sample chapters on TechNet Wiki:
- The Developer's Reference Guide to Small Basic (on the Kidware site)
- Beginning Microsoft Small Basic (on Kidware site) - (1st Semester)
- Basic Computer Games - Small Basic Edition (on Kidware)
- Programming Games for Microsoft Small Basic (on Kidware) - (2nd Semester)
- Programming Home Projects with Microsoft Small Basic (on Kidware) - (3rd Semester)
Additional books on Kidware's site (All Small Basic books):
Small Basic was one of 50 booths:
Thanks to TEALS and all those who helped make this event happen! Special thanks to the founder of TEALS, Kevin Wang.
We're hoping we got some students interested in changing their lives and the lives of those around them!
Small and Basically yours,
- Ninja Ed