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

Rudimentary Programming with Google Blockly – ProfHacker – The Chronicle of Higher Education

Rudimentary Programming with Google Blockly – ProfHacker – The Chronicle of Higher Education. Blocky looks like a reverse engineered Turtle Blocks.  Has Google provided any improvements?

July 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

Example Lessons | XO Australia Manual

Example Lessons | XO Australia Manual. One of the best collections of lesson plans I have seen, but still limited (10 examples) and doesn’t incorporate some of the more complex … Continue reading

May 9, 2012 · 2 Comments

Turtle Art on Vimeo

Turtle Art on Vimeo on Vimeo The Digital Literacy Project has 34 videos in their collection, most of them Sugar tutorials like this one for Turtle Art.

March 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

TurtleArt samples

TurtleArt samples. OLPC Canada users are producing some great Turtle Art!

December 18, 2011 · 5 Comments

Happy Nerds – Programming Links for Kids

Happy Nerds – Programming Links for Kids.   Happy Nerds is one of the key links from the previous story and post.  The site is very simple: an annotated guide … Continue reading

September 29, 2011 · Leave a comment

A Definition of Computational Thinking from Jeannette Wing « Computing Education Blog

Computational thinking enables you to bend computation to your needs. It is becoming the new literacy of the 21st century. via A Definition of Computational Thinking from Jeannette Wing « … Continue reading

September 8, 2011 · Leave a comment

Preschool Turtle Art | Replacing Textbooks

Preschool Turtle Art | Replacing Textbooks.  A excellent resource for our Turtle unit, perhaps.  A way to get even the youngest students at Madison working with Turtle.

August 22, 2011 · Leave a comment

Walter Bender’s TEDxKids@Brussels talk

I think we must have been channeling Bender when we wrote “Building a Smart Computing Culture in Fargo”–I think we hit on the same themes. My favorite connection: when Chris … Continue reading

June 14, 2011 · Leave a comment

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