A Call to Arms for Decent Men: A Re-Post of Ernest Adams’ column.

Approximate Reading Time: 9 minutes A Call to Arms for Decent Men. This is worth saying again, and again, so here it is, in its entirety: Gamasutra declined to run this column, but I still consider it to be part of the Designer’s Notebook series. … Continue reading

Who funded the Internet? I care that you don’t know what it is! « Computing Education Blog

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes Even in modern times it is possible for accounts of history to go awry. In this case it doesn’t even have the excuse of being ancient history.   Come to think of it, in some ways we are more at … Continue reading

Where I’ve Been Online (weekly: July 15-21)

Approximate Reading Time: 6 minutes ~ A record of places on the web I want to remember ~  20 Jul 12 HP Blogs – Knowing What Your Students Don’t Know – How InkSur… – The HP Blog Hub In the course of doing this she … Continue reading

Visual ability predicts a computer science career: Why? And can we use that to improve learning? « Computing Education Blog

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute This is interesting, and may explain why teachers have trouble with science and math (and why kids who are inclined towards science and math have trouble with teachers). This is from a longitudinal study, testing students’ visual ability, then tracking … Continue reading

WHAT!? Computer Literacy should be MORE than learning to use your iPad?

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes Programming vs. “Technology” April 9, 2012, 8:00 am By Robert Talbert Dumbing Down : Stager-to-Go. Friday, April 6, 2012 By Gary Stager When Luerhmann coined the term, “computer literacy,” he intended it to mean computer programming the intellectual pursuit of … Continue reading

Computer Literacy: Does knowing how to drive = understanding cars?

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute Of course not. So why do people believe that they “know” about computers simply because they can use Word, or iTunes, or some other app? (Or even a lot of apps…) It is high time that we accept the fact … Continue reading

How I Got Into Computer Science (The Early Years)

Approximate Reading Time: 4 minutes A while back, I came across a post on Mark Guzdial’s blog about a new blog on women in computing. Among other things, they were looking for contributions from people in computing that talk about their experiences in IT. I’ve … Continue reading

How I Got Into Computer Science (The Happy Years)

Approximate Reading Time: 5 minutes A while back, I came across a post on Mark Guzdial’s blog about a new blog on women in computing. They were looking for stories about how women get into computer science. This post is the second in an autobiographical … Continue reading