Monthly Archives: February 2014

Computer Science: Not Just an Elective Anymore – Education Week

By Liana Heitin Computer science education is getting something of a fresh look from state and local policymakers, with many starting to push new measures to broaden K-12 students’ access to the subject. Seventeen states and the District of Columbia … Continue reading

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10 iPad apps developers will love | ITworld

When the iPad was introduced, most pundits opined that it might be nice for reading online, but that it would never be useful for creating content, much less doing real work. And yet, here we are, a short while later, … Continue reading

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Coding consensus: 9 popular programming conventions | ITworld

By Phil Johnson, February 12, 2014 When it comes to writing code, programmers can often differ over what conventions should rule. Here are a number of conventions, though, where there seems to be some consensus via Coding consensus: 9 popular … Continue reading

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There are no computer science teachers in NY | Crain’s New York Business

BY MATTHEW FLAMM , FEBRUARY 5, 2014 11:19 A.M. At least, not on paper. Fred Wilson and others are trying to change that. The state does not recognize computer science as an official subject, which means that teachers do not get … Continue reading

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What’s the best programming language to learn first? | ITworld

This debate has raged on for a long time. In your opinion, what is the best programming language to learn as your first programming language? When I’m asked this question, my approach is to consider which language will be the … Continue reading

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When making Skritter, George didn’t know how to program and was constantly frustrated by his inability to implement his ideas. Afterwards, he tried learning, but the lessons were too slow. His housemate, wanting to reskill and stop teaching, tried Codecademy, … Continue reading

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Flowlab Game Creator

Make Games, Right in Your Browser Everything lives in your browser. Making changes is a snap, just press escape to open up the in game builder, then resume playing to test your updates. With no build/deploy process to wait on, … Continue reading

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Beta is a self-organized learning environment optimized for classrooms and workshops Beta is designed to support self-driven learning. Through their relationship with Beta, students will engage STEM and computer science concepts in a fun way. While Beta can be played … Continue reading

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How Many Lines Of Code Is That? – Edudemic

By Katie Lepi on February 6, 2014 Understanding how to code is a great skill to have. In fact, it is growing to be an important part of a well-rounded education – slowly but surely. With so many careers of … Continue reading

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Learn Python the Hard Way

Welcome to the 3rd Edition of Learn Python the Hard Way. You can visit the companion site to the book at where you can purchase digital downloads and paper versions of the book. The free HTML version of the … Continue reading

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