Video Tutorials and Walkthroughs

During the 2020-2021 school year, which was almost entirely remote due to Covid-19, I produced a lot of video tutorials and walkthroughs for my classes. Normally this isn’t a format I embrace in my classroom, but it was really helpful for students during our remote year: students could go back and replay walkthroughs, and students who weren’t able to join us due to connectivity issues or other reasons could still figure out how to complete projects and assignments.

Longer Video Tutorial:

Since leaving teaching, I’ve been interested in taking some of the more complex projects I produced and making them available to a wider audience, in the style of the Coding Train. Here is the first video in a projected series that leads up to producing a networked, multiplayer Pictionary-style game!

Coding Problem Walkthroughs

Some of my classes completed practice programming problems in the style of CodeSignal, intended to get them used to returning values and thinking in terms of test cases. Here is one such walkthrough.

Thunkable (No-Code) Mobile App Tutorial

For a couple of my classes, we learned how to use a no-code/low-code mobile development platform that was completely new to the students… while fully remote! We produced a variety of fun apps of varying complexity. Below is the introductory video for a simple drawing app, and the final installment in a series of videos in which I demonstrated how to build a weather app using a weather API.

Drawing App

Weather App