Sugar Labs @ NDSU

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Tech Genius Doesn’t Need To Be White, Male And Wearing A Hoodie – ReadWrite

Tech Genius Doesn’t Need To Be White, Male And Wearing A Hoodie – ReadWrite. Good initiative.  Been thinking about how our local Sugar Labs approach wasn’t quite right. We tried … Continue reading

July 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

How to Get Girls Into Coding – NYTimes.com

How to Get Girls Into Coding – NYTimes.com. Fabulous opinion piece.  Natalie Rusk, a Scratch developer, notes that the next two years are really important because the “call to code” hasn’t … Continue reading

June 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Tacoma Community House – Downloadable Materials

Tacoma Community House – Downloadable Materials. Good looking set of materials from the Tacoma Community House.

May 28, 2014 · 1 Comment

Cursive Writing and Coding: Conflicts over School Goals (Part 1)

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
Schools as “museums of virtue”* and schools as engines of change have been dominant and conflicting metaphors in the…

May 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Big Educational Laptop and Tablet Projects: Looking at Ten Countries

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
Michael Trucano is the World Bank’s Senior ICT and Education Policy Specialist, serving as the organization’s focal point on…

April 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Is Coding the Language of the Digital Age?

Is Coding the Language of the Digital Age?. The “program or be programmed” discourse has legs! Rushkoff published his book in 2010.  2012 was “dubbed” code year.  “Code Hour” is … Continue reading

January 24, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Female Perspective of Computer Science: Why Arts and Social Science Needs Code: Testimonials

The Female Perspective of Computer Science: Why Arts and Social Science Needs Code: Testimonials. One good post leads to another.

January 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Piloting after school clubs to ignite interest in Computer Science | Research Blog

Piloting after school clubs to ignite interest in Computer Science | Research Blog. A robust extra-curricular model for teaching CS (or what us humanists call proceduracy).

January 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Hour of Code: Going the wrong direction!

Originally posted on Kevin Brooks:
I just found an “Hour of Code” link underneath the Google Search bar and had to follow it. Chris Lindgren and I have a work…

December 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Afterschool and Expanded Learning | American Institutes for Research

Afterschool and Expanded Learning | American Institutes for Research. As we explore options for 2013 and beyond, the American Institute for Research’s report, Beyond the Bell, will be a good … Continue reading

June 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

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