Monthly Archives: September 2013

Coding blended in school lessons – Business – The Boston Globe

Rob MacDonald scrawled an equation on a whiteboard, graphed it, then asked the students in his advanced calculus class to write a formula to calculate slope at any point on the curve. It was just the third day of school, … Continue reading

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Coding the Curriculum: How High Schools Are Reprogramming Their Classes

There are no lockers in the hallways at Beaver Country Day School. Instead, backpacks and tote bags line either side of the floor while students step over them during the mid-morning rush to class. Nearly everyone is carrying a laptop. … Continue reading

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Computer Science – Building an Operating System for CS Education – The Center for Elementary Mathematics and Science Education

Expanding computer science (CS) education is of vital importance to the United States. The scope of this challenge is demonstrated in the National Science Foundation’s “CS10K” vision. CS10K seeks to have rigorous academic CS courses in 10,000 high schools taught … Continue reading

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GamePress is an iPad application aiming to make video game creation a piece of cake. GamePress will let anyone of any skill level make the games of their imagination with no programming! via GamePress.

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Computer Programming for Beginners – Code Conquest

Welcome to Code Conquest – a FREE online guide to computer programming for beginners. If you’re someone who wants to learn coding, but you haven’t got a clue where to start, you’ve come to the right place. This site has … Continue reading

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Coder for Raspberry Pi

Coder is an experiment for Raspberry Pi, built by a small team of Googlers in New York. It’s a free piece of software that turns a Raspberry Pi into a simple, tiny, personal web server and web-based development environment–just what … Continue reading

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Go Ahead, Mess With Texas Instruments – Phil Nichols – The Atlantic

Why educational technologies should be more like graphing calculators and less like iPads. An Object Lesson. PHIL NICHOLS AUG 30 2013, 11:03 AM ET Last year, while cleaning out the basement of my childhood home, I discovered a plastic storage … Continue reading

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Very Young Programmers –

By LISA GUERNSEY Published: September 2, 2013 Ten years ago, a computer programming language called Scratch emerged from the Media Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Using colorful stackable icons to represent the sequencing and logic of computer code, … Continue reading

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