Sugar Labs @ NDSU

Building a smarter computing culture in Fargo, ND

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

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

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

Political Procedures: Video Games Made with Scratch | Jim Brown’s Courses

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.

May 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

ScratchEd

We haven’t tackled Scratch yet, but will get around to it one of these days. Filed under “Scratch” and “To Do.” via ScratchEd.

May 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

World Building and Programming environments for kids

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

March 8, 2012 · 1 Comment

How Do You Explain a Child Like Justin? | Education Kindling

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

December 22, 2011 · Leave a comment

Boredom Busters: 50 Fantastic Play-and-Learn Apps, Sites, and Toys | MindShift

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

December 12, 2011 · Leave a comment

Scratch: Teaching the Difference Between Creating and Remixing | MindShift

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

December 9, 2011 · Leave a comment

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