Monthly Archives: October 2013

This Robot Can Teach Programming to Your 5-Year-Old

BY DANI FANKHAUSER A friend of mine, well into his thirties, remembers going to the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, Penn., while growing up. There, he and his brothers would play a type of real-life video game — instead of playing … Continue reading

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Calico – IPRE Wiki

The Calico Project is a framework for learning, doing, and playing with computation. At its core is an integrated editor, interactive console, and social interaction framework for exploring computer science through modern, dynamic languages. It is designed to be a … Continue reading

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Forget Foreign Languages and Music. Teach Our Kids to Code | Wired Opinion |

J. Paul Gibson began to teach programming classes for teens out of frustration. A computer scientist at the National University of Ireland, he had by 1998 become shocked at the ineptness of his students. “I was seeing 18- and 19-year-olds … Continue reading

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DevTech Research Group at Tufts University

CHERP (Creative Hybrid Environment for Robotic Programming) is a hybrid tangible/graphical computer language designed to provide an engaging introduction to computer programming for young children in both formal and informal educational settings. With CHERP you can create programs for robots … Continue reading

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6 Tips To Get Your Kids Excited About Coding — THE Journal

By Jen Mozen 10/23/13 Teaching kids how to code is top of mind for many people these days. With all the discussions about bolstering STEM education in the United States (not to mention STEM+ and STEAM) and with all the … Continue reading

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Mitch Resnick: Let’s teach kids to code

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Why Are Girls Not Pursuing Computer Science Degrees? – Edudemic – Edudemic

We know that there is what is called a ‘gender divide’ (or gender gap) in STEM. In short, there are more men than women in STEM careers. More young men pursue STEM fields in college than young women. So why … Continue reading

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A Day to Remember the First Computer Programmer Was a Woman –

In 1842, Ada Lovelace, known as the “enchantress of numbers,” wrote the first computer program. Fast-forward 171 years to today (which happens to be Ada Lovelace Day, for highlighting women in science, technology, engineering and math), and computer programming is … Continue reading

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#hack4good | Geeklist International hackathon series

The Geeklist #Hack4good series run and power hackathon events around the world to present problems, form teams and solve the problems using each of our individual strengths in technology. We are comprised of software engineers and hackers, ui/ux designers, product … Continue reading

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About Technovation Challenge « Iridescent

Technovation Challenge is the largest and longest-running global technology competition exclusively for girls to inspire the pursuit of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). In Technovation, girls work in teams to develop innovative mobile apps that solve problems in their … Continue reading

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