Code Spells: Learn to Program by Crafting Your Own Magic Spells: BETA Release!

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute Cool. Code Spells: Learn to Program by Crafting Your Own Magic Spells: BETA Release!. Be the first to like. Like Unlike … Continue reading

BBC News – Viewpoint: Computer code frees us to think in new ways

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute BBC News – Viewpoint: Computer code frees us to think in new ways. Very well said. There’s lots here to like and agree with: To date the reasons behind the changes have seemed very skills-based, as if instilling particular skills … Continue reading

NYU using Codeacademy to Teach CS: Who got fired? « Computing Education Blog

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes NYU using Codeacademy to Teach CS: Who got fired? « Computing Education Blog. I agree with the concerns raised by Mark here. I would add a few additional concerns to this as well. See, I’m not as thrilled by the … Continue reading

Windows 8 a ‘catastrophe’.

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute BBC News – Valve boss Gabe Newell calls Windows 8 a ‘catastrophe’. Microsoft is going down the same path as Apple. So much for freedom. “There’s a strong temptation to close the platform,” he said, “because they look at what … 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

Struggle continues to plug embedded programming gap

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute “To be blunt,” Dewar wrote, “adopting Java to replace previous languages used in introductory programming courses – such as Pascal, Ada, C or C++ — was a step backward pedagogically. via Struggle continues to plug embedded programming gap. I started … 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

It Turns Out that Learning About Computing is NOT like Learning to Drive a Car

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes Why all our kids should be taught how to code: m.guardian.co.uk. I’m just sayin’ …… almost everything we have done over the last two decades in the area of ICT education in British schools has been misguided and largely futile. … Continue reading