The students who belong to Generation Z or post-millennials have access to gadgets such as smartphones even before they go to school. This makes them technology savvy and at the same time, they get bored easily in a traditional classroom setting. It becomes necessary to use modern tools and techniques in the classroom to engage students in activities. Also, governments are promoting the “Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)” concept in education which can be a boon to those who cannot afford a computer or laptop. In this talk, I will introduce the QPython which can be installed on a smartphone to execute Python programs. I will also introduce visual programming tools like Google Blockly, VisuPy, and flowgorithm to generate Python code. Next, I will demonstrate how you can add support of the new programming language (Julia) to Flowgorithm. Finally, I will discuss Moodle and its plug-ins such as Configurable Reports, BigBlueButton, and Badges to enhance the learning experience of students in the classroom and online.
- Who are Gen Z? (01 Minute)
- +s and -s of Gen Z (02 Minutes)
- Next Gen teacher (01 Minute)
- QPython (05 Minutes)
- Flowgorithm (05 Minutes)
- VisuPy (02 Minutes)
- Blockly (02 Minutes)
- Moodle and Plug-ins (05 Minutes)
- Conducting experiments on the go using smartphone (05 Minutes)
- Conclusion and Questions (02 Minutes)
About Gajendra Deshpande
I hold M.Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering and PG Diploma in Cyber Law and Cyber Forensics from the National Law School of India University, Bengaluru India. I have presented talks/posters/papers at prestigious conferences including JuliaCon, London, PyCon France, PyCon Hong Kong, PyCon Taiwan, COSCUP Taiwan, PyCon Africa, BuzzConf Argentina, EuroPython, PiterPy Russia, SciPy USA, SciPy India, NIT Goa, and IIT Gandhi Nagar. Worked as a Reviewer and Program Committee member for reputed International conferences including SciPy USA, SciPy Japan, JuliaCon, JupyterCon, PyData Global, and PyCon India, and publishers include Manning USA and Oxford Univesity Press. I am also a GitHub Certified Campus Advisor. I lead the PyData Belagavi chapter and the OWASP Belagavi chapter.