Sugar Labs @ NDSU

Building a smarter computing culture in Fargo, ND

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. Advertisements

July 20, 2015 · 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

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

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

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

An Interview with Computing Pioneer Alan Kay | TIME.com

An amazing interview with Alan Kay. He continues to articulate the sorts of goals we have at with our FargoXO project and the kinds of goals digital humanists can be … Continue reading

April 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Reboot in Recruiting Women

  The Chronicle of Higher Education has an article in its Nov. 2 “Diversity in Academe” issue about recruiting women to Computer Science.  A few schools are commended for having … Continue reading

November 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

Teaching kids how to write computer programs, by Marshall Brain

Teaching kids how to write computer programs, by Marshall Brain. Nice overview of programming initiatives, projects, and pedagogy for kids.

October 15, 2012 · 1 Comment

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