Monthly Archives: August 2013

Scratch: Teaching the Difference Between Creating and Remixing | MindShift

Audrey Watters | August 11, 2011 The introductory programming language Scratch is on the cusp of having its 2 millionth project uploaded to its website. That’s an impressive number, and one that points not just to the widespread adoption of … Continue reading

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Code to Joy: The School for Poetic Computation Opens –

AUGUST 12, 2013, 11:05 AM By AMY O’LEARY New computer science graduates jumped by nearly 30 percent last year, and a bevy of professionally oriented programming courses have erupted to teach start-up ready skills like, “How to Build a Mobile App.” … Continue reading

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MIT technology trailblazer is a critic of computerized learning | Hechinger Report

Mitchel Resnick is the LEGO Papert Professor of Learning Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the head of the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab. His research group is best known for inventing two blockbuster educational … Continue reading

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New Visual Tool Teaches Kids How to Code at Home | MindShift

As the conversation about education shifts towards helping students develop useful skills in life beyond the classroom, a new spotlight on computer coding has emerged. Kids are impressing adults with their creativity, with their facility in learning new technologies, and … Continue reading

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8 iOS Apps That Teach You How to Code | Mac|Life

We’re rapidly heading into a world where those who can’t understand code are left behind. Everyone should try learning at least one programming language, even if it’s just so that they can communicate their needs to tech people. Knowing some … Continue reading

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29 common beginner Python errors on one page | Python for biologists

A few times a year, I have the job of teaching a bunch of people who have never written code before how to program from scratch. The nature of programming being what it is, the same error crop up every … Continue reading

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