Sugar Labs @ NDSU

Building a smarter computing culture in Fargo, ND

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

Inspire Innovation Lab founder passionate about engaging children, community in STEM education | INFORUM

Inspire Innovation Lab founder passionate about engaging children, community in STEM education | INFORUM. Sugar Labs supports a smarter (computing) culture.  I think we should see if the innovation lab … Continue reading

July 29, 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

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

Maker Scouts Home

Maker Scouts Home. Maybe Maker Scouts is the way to scale “Sugar Labs @ NDSU” and Sugar more generally.  The Sugar community should definitely be engaged in a conversation with … Continue reading

January 27, 2013 · 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

Microsoft DreamSpark: tools for learning.

Microsoft DreamSpark. I’ve noted before that Microsoft is a player in the “kids can code” game, and I just watched, from a distance, a 13-year old go through a “DigiGirlz” … Continue reading

June 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

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