From Education World: TechCHAT: Talking Hour of Code with a UCF Education Professor
Dr. Megan Nickels is an Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education in the College of Education and Human Performance at the University of Central Florida. Nickels researches how children with critical and terminal illnesses (cancer, HIV/AIDS, sickle-cell disease, etc.) learn mathematics through the use of educational robotics, conducting her research using Wonder Workshop’s Dash and Dot robots and the Lego Mindstorms EV3 robotics kits.
Nickels recently spoke with EdWorld about organizing an Hour of Code event; using EdTech to reach different student populations, and more.