Phone: (205) 871-3516 ext 7558
Degrees and Certifications:
University of Alabama at Birmingham BS Psychology MA Math Education Project Lead the Way(PLTW)
Mrs. Nidia Fernandez-Lee
Nidia Fernandez-Lee has taught math and computer science for 23 years. This year at MBJH, she will teach Innovators and Makers and App Creators (Project Lead the Way) and Computer Science Discoveries (code.org). All the classes focus on problem solving using computers and programming.
Mrs. Fernandez-Lee has lived in the Mountain Brook area for 8 years with her husband, three children, dog, cat, and bearded dragon. She is originally from Huntsville, Alabama where she went to Grissom High School. She graduated in 1995 and 1997 from the University of Alabama in Birmingham with a BS in Psychology and MA in Mathematics Education, respectively. She does not have many hobbies because she is really busy having fun with her family, like bowling, kayaking, cooking and karaoke!
Kid-Friendly Coding Languages and Learning Tools - Syracuse University
This site was developed by the Graduate Program (Online Master's in Computer Engineering) at Syracuse University. It is a quick blog with a list of online programs (some free, some for a fee) where kids can explore different programming languages. Many I have heard of and used or checked out. A few require signing up and paying for so I can't say much for those. As I find out more information about programs, I can definitely revise and recommend!
MIT App Inventor
This is the web based program that we use in App Creators. If working on a desktop, there is an emulator that can be downloaded so that students can test their app as they design. Otherwise, students can use an Android device (Phone, Tablet) to test their device. MIT is working on making the program work across iOS and Android Platforms
Makecode by Microbit
This is the web based program that we use in our Innovators and Makers class. Because it has an included emulator, students can test their programs without having the physical device in front of them.
One of the leaders in teaching anyone how to code!
Kaspersky CyberThreat Map
Real-time map of cyber threats occurring all over the world. Lists a country's current rank of cyber attacks and threats.