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
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).
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
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
Political Procedures: Video Games Made with Scratch | Jim Brown’s Courses. Even the college kids are playing with Scratch! Great idea Jim; I expect to replicate it ASAP.
We haven’t tackled Scratch yet, but will get around to it one of these days. Filed under “Scratch” and “To Do.” via ScratchEd.
I asked my son to check out Kudo, the Microsoft Research software for game development, available cross-platform and on X-box. He is 13 and a Minecrafter, so he found Kudo … Continue reading
How Do You Explain a Child Like Justin? | Education Kindling. Great post about an under-achieving student in the Phillipines becoming a Tech Team support person at his school, and … Continue reading
Boredom Busters: 50 Fantastic Play-and-Learn Apps, Sites, and Toys | MindShift. Another great resource from Mind/Shift, but Sugar and its hundreds of activities don’t make the list. Only Scratch (a … Continue reading
Scratch: Teaching the Difference Between Creating and Remixing | MindShift. Nice little story on Scratch, with an emphasis on community responses to remixes, rather than original creations. The MindShift website … Continue reading