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Countdown to ISTE 11: Computer science / coding education blogs (aka THE PUSH 2014)

Countdown to ISTE 11: Computer science / coding education blogs (aka THE PUSH 2014)

If you were asked to nominate a very short list of blogs for computer science educators to read / subscribe to, what would you share? Please submit to the list! (there’s a form at the end of this post) What are some excellent computer science / coding blogs that P-12 computer science educators should be reading? We need both elementary...

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Notes from Code Studio elementary coding training

Notes from Code Studio elementary coding training

My notes from yesterday’s Code.org elementary coding workshop… Notes Code.org’s elementary school courses overview [VIDEO] In fifteen years we’ll be teaching programming just like reading and writing… and wondering why we didn’t do it sooner. – Mark Zuckerberg The average car has 15 computer chips in it. The average high-end car has almost 100 computer...

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Is an hour really that subversive?

Audrey Watters said: we’re seeing calls for an hour: “A Genius Hour.” “An Hour of Code.” An hour. Is that hour really that subversive? What does it mean that schools are applauded when students are sanctioned – for one hour – to follow their passions? What message does that send them about the rest of...

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Summer of Code

Summer of Code

It’s Summer of Code at our house… Phase 1 (Group) Everyone works through Course 2, Course 3, and Course 4 at Code.org to ensure that we have basic conceptual understanding of key terms and ideas. I have a teacher account and can print certificates of completion! Phase 2 (Individualized) My youngest (5th grade) is diving...