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May 2016


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Beyond Blocks: Syntax and Semantics

Beyond Blocks

How the future of general-purpose programming tools could include blocks-based structured editing, and how we should study students transitioning to text-based programming tools.


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Preserving Hybrid Objects

Preserving Hybrid Objects

Brutal lessons from contemporary art.


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How to Increase the Security of Smart Buildings?

How to Increase the Security of Smart Buildings?

Surveying unresolved security problems for automated buildings.


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The Internet of Things We Don't Own?

The Internet of Things We Don't Own?

Who will control the 'ordinary pursuits of life' in the digital economy?


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Do Patent Commons and Standards-Setting Organizations Help Navigate Patent Thickets?

Do Patent Commons and Standards-Setting Organizations Help Navigate Patent Thickets?

Examining the institutions underlying the patent system for information and communication technologies.

Blog at CACM
Combining Arts and Technology, Creating STEAM Curricula
Combining Arts and Technology, Creating STEAM Curricula
04.28.2016

A "STEAM teaching autobiography."

Computational Thinking, 10 Years Later
Computational Thinking, 10 Years Later
03.23.2016

It’s been 10 years since I published my three-page "Computational Thinking" viewpoint in the March 2006 issue of the Communications …

Qualify Your Quantifiers...Or, Exactly Who All Is CS4?
Qualify Your Quantifiers...Or, Exactly Who All Is CS4?
04.08.2016

Unfortunately, there is a critical vagueness to "Computer Science for All."

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