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Shannon
Landin

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I'm an entrepreneur, designer, builder, optimist, and geek mom currently working as the Executive Director at Codecraft Lab. I have passion for connecting the highly technical and professional worlds, seeing problems as opportunities in need of creative solutions, and working in an agile environment. I believe computer programming skills and STEAM are cornerstones of a great education, an empowered workforce, and a robust economy.

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Codecraft Lab

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Melbourne
Florida

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Why should kids learn to be digital creators, and computer programmers?
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Codecraft Lab, a 501(c)3 public charity in Brevard County, FL, began working this school year with local public schools to create after-school clubs that teach students how to create with computer coding while focusing on student expression and creativity. Codecraft Lab currently works with three schools to offer 118 students in grades three through six the opportunity to learn to code using Scratch, an object-oriented, drag-and-drop, cloud-based programming tool designed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab’s Lifelong Kindergarten Group (http://scratch.mit.edu/about/). Scratch is designed specifically for children ages 8-16 and is used worldwide. Children create and program their own interactive stories, games and animations and also work collaboratively on team projects. 

Codecraft Lab, computational thinking, computer programming, computer science
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May 28, 2015
by Shannon Landin
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By Shannon Landin, Co-founder of Codecraft Lab
and Stephanie Galbo, Software Engineer & Codecraft Lab Super Volunteer

Don’t cross the road without looking both ways. Be aware of your surroundings and know who is around you. Don’t talk to strangers. These are just a few of the street smart lessons we preach to our kids, but now they are equally applicable in our digital lives if you think about it.

In today’s quickly changing, and increasingly dangerous, software-connected world it’s important to be Cyber Smart, and that can only come from learning to code. Such an education is the best preparation for today’s digitally dominated world.  At Codecraft Lab, we recognize that it can also produce what will be needed most in the future – a global geek squad rivaling the brilliance of Sherlock Holmes as it ferrets out malicious programs, blocks their access to our information, and traces them to their origins.

21st century skills, 21st century literacies, internet safety, online safety, Cyber safety, privacy
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Jun 23, 2015
by Shannon Landin
Why should kids learn to be digital creators, and computer programmers?
resource

Codecraft Lab, a 501(c)3 public charity in Brevard County, FL, began working this school year with local public schools to create after-school clubs that teach students how to create with computer coding while focusing on student expression and creativity. Codecraft Lab currently works with three schools to offer 118 students in grades three through six the opportunity to learn to code using Scratch, an object-oriented, drag-and-drop, cloud-based programming tool designed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab’s Lifelong Kindergarten Group (http://scratch.mit.edu/about/). Scratch is designed specifically for children ages 8-16 and is used worldwide. Children create and program their own interactive stories, games and animations and also work collaboratively on team projects. 

Codecraft Lab, computational thinking, computer programming, computer science
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May 28, 2015
by Shannon Landin
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Today, every industry is powered by software. In my community, Codecraft Lab is an important connector and advocate for making sure every student has a chance to gain the software skills that she or he can use in any industry.

While many jobs of the future don’t even exist yet, computer programming skills and concepts will help students excel at any job tomorrow. Design, advertising, acting, sports, manufacturing, farming, teaching, aerospace engineering, or national security; all of these are improved with the use of computer programs.

community engagement, Codecraft Lab, computer programming, computer science, emerging technologies
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May 15, 2015
by Shannon Landin
blog

Today, every industry is powered by software. In my community, Codecraft Lab is an important connector and advocate for making sure every student has a chance to gain the software skills that she or he can use in any industry.

While many jobs of the future don’t even exist yet, computer programming skills and concepts will help students excel at any job tomorrow. Design, advertising, acting, sports, manufacturing, farming, teaching, aerospace engineering, or national security; all of these are improved with the use of computer programs.

community engagement, Codecraft Lab, computer programming, computer science, emerging technologies
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May 15, 2015
by Shannon Landin