Sugar Labs @ NDSU

Building a smarter computing culture in Fargo, ND

As Tech Booms, Workers Turn to Coding for Career Change – The New York Times

As Tech Booms, Workers Turn to Coding for Career Change – The New York Times. Looks like people can learn coding at 26, not just 6 or 16, and still … Continue reading

July 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Bay Area Teens Share the Love of Coding (Part 1)

Bay Area Teens Share the Love of Coding (Part 1). Pretty close to what we were trying to do, except we tried it with 4th and 5th grade kids.

July 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Troubling Optics Behind the President Learning to Code : Stager-to-Go

The Troubling Optics Behind the President Learning to Code : Stager-to-Go. I was just telling a friend that I hate getting sucked in by Code.org and Code Hour and all … Continue reading

December 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Tissue Paper Reforms: Coding for Kindergartners | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice

Tissue Paper Reforms: Coding for Kindergartners | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice. Larry Cuban’s post provides a really nice, concise history of Logo and coding efforts.  As … Continue reading

August 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Announcing the #Codespeak Kit! | Scholars Lab

Announcing the #Codespeak Kit! | Scholars Lab.

July 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

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

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

Why your 8-year-old should be coding | VentureBeat

Why your 8-year-old should be coding | VentureBeat. An article about another learn-to-code program called “Tynker.” Screen shots suggest it has a lot in common with Scratch, including Scratch 2.0: … Continue reading

April 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

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