George Lucas Educational Foundation

Dylan Ryder

I am an Educational Technologist at The School at Columbia University, an independent K-8 school in New York City. I teach computer programming, physical computing, engineering design, and digital media skills. My work centers around hands-on, project-based challenges where students have to design solutions to novel problems, often ones that come from their local environment. The goal is to have students see themselves as technology makers, not just technology users.

I'm always pushing myself to embrace the broadest view of educational technology possible. Hand tools, craft supplies, microcontrollers, computers and more are all fair game in the classroom.

Areas of Interest: 
Physical Computing,

User Activity

blog Assessment in Making
11 months 6 days ago to Maker Education
Topic Coding in the Classroom
2 years 11 months ago
Topic Maker Education
2 years 11 months ago
blog The Student Side of Making
2 years 11 months ago to Arts Integration
blog Coding for Kindergarteners
2 years 11 months ago to Coding in the Classroom
article Programming Is the New Literacy
2 years 11 months ago to Project-Based Learning