Teaching Programming Skills

Approximate Reading Time: 4 minutes I came across this article recently: Tynker Launches Revolutionary New Platform for Teaching Programming Skills to Young Learners Mountain View, CA (PRWEB) April 11, 2013 You know…… I’m starting to think Syntax really IS important. I recently finished teaching a … Continue reading

The End-User View of Technology – Not Good Enough

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes Sadly, this is the POV (point of view = perspective) that most teachers have. I don’t blame them – it’s not really their fault. On the other hand, the professors who teach them should know better. Them I do blame. … Continue reading

Stretching your mind: Arguing for multiple programming languages for designers « Computing Education Blog

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute Stretching your mind: Arguing for multiple programming languages for designers « Computing Education Blog.   Well worth repeating. Also, something I’ve been saying for years. This is from jruby 2012 and the keynote by Venkat Subramaniam. Knowing multiple programming languages … Continue reading

Computational Literacy and Literacy vs. Competency

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes The comment about competency vs literacy is a really good one. So I’ll end with a caution about relying on the word literacy. It’s a word I’m deeply troubled by, loaded with historical and social baggage and it’s often misused … Continue reading