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Moving Computing Education Past Argument from Authority: Stuart Reges and Women Who Code
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Moving Computing Education Past Argument from Authority: Stuart Reges and Women Who Code

Computing educators often make decisions based on arguments from authority. Time to move on.

My First Interaction, Design, and Children Conference, IDC 2018
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My First Interaction, Design, and Children Conference, IDC 2018

IDC 2018 was a fun conference with lots of great insights.

Teaching Two Programming Languages in the First CS Course
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Teaching Two Programming Languages in the First CS Course

Should we teach two different programming languages in the first CS course?  Probably not -- here's what we know.

Integrating CS to Improve Scores in Math, Science, and English Language Arts: New Result from Code.org and Outliers
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Integrating CS to Improve Scores in Math, Science, and English Language Arts: New Result from Code.org and Outliers

Evidence from Broward County of integrated CS curriculum having an impact on standardized tests 

A Computing Education Research Perspective on Programmable Programming Languages
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A Computing Education Research Perspective on Programmable Programming Languages

Computing education researcher take on the implications of programmable programming languages

Deciding When the Design is Wrong in Programming Languages and Education
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Deciding When the Design is Wrong in Programming Languages and Education

When do we decide that errors are due to bad design in programming languges and education?

Learning Computer Science Is Different Than Learning Other STEM Disciplines
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Learning Computer Science Is Different Than Learning Other STEM Disciplines

Learning computer science has unique challenges that make it harder than learning other STEM disciplines.

The Real Costs of a Computer Science Teacher Are Opportunity Costs, and Those Are Enormous
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The Real Costs of a Computer Science Teacher Are Opportunity Costs, and Those Are Enormous

It is hard to convince people to become CS teachers (K–12 or University) when the opportunities elsewhere are so lucrative.

How Much CS Ed Will $1.3B Buy You? Not Enough to Reach Every U.S. School, Nor Every Child
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How Much CS Ed Will $1.3B Buy You? Not Enough to Reach Every U.S. School, Nor Every Child

The White House promises $200M/year for CS Ed, and the Tech industry promises $300M over 5 years. What can we get for that?

Measuring Student Self-Efficacy and Learning Trajectories For K-5 CS: ICER 2017 Trip Report
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Measuring Student Self-Efficacy and Learning Trajectories For K-5 CS: ICER 2017 Trip Report

ICER 2017 features a new test of student belief and new theory about K-5 CS learning.

Coding in Schools as New Vocationalism: Larry Cuban on What Schools Are For
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Coding in Schools as New Vocationalism: Larry Cuban on What Schools Are For

 What are schools for, and is coding a necessary part of that?

CS Education on Tablets For CS for All (#Tablets4CS For #CSforAll)
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CS Education on Tablets For CS for All (#Tablets4CS For #CSforAll)

If we design CS education for tablets, everyone will learn better.

Will Machine Learning Prevent US From Achieving the Goals of Teaching Computing to Everyone?
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Will Machine Learning Prevent US From Achieving the Goals of Teaching Computing to Everyone?

At TURC, ACM leaders consider the future of AI, and I ask about the implications for computing education

Evaluating Computer Science Undergraduate Teaching: Why Student Evaluations Are Likely Biased
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Evaluating Computer Science Undergraduate Teaching: Why Student Evaluations Are Likely Biased

Unconscious bias is pervasive in computing, and training is our best remedy, how can untrained students evaluate their CS teachers without bias?

Generation CS: When Undergraduates Realized They Needed Computing
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Generation CS: When Undergraduates Realized They Needed Computing

 A new Computing Research Association report describes the dramatic influx of undergraduates into computer science classes.

'Figure It Out' Isn't Enough: Striking a New Balance Between Understanding, Problem-Solving, and Design in Introductory CS Classes
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'Figure It Out' Isn't Enough: Striking a New Balance Between Understanding, Problem-Solving, and Design in Introductory CS Classes

Intro CS courses should help students understand programs more and problem-solve less. 

Taking Incremental Steps Towards CS For All
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Taking Incremental Steps Towards CS For All

U.S. states are developing novel, incremental approaches to CS for All.

Designing the Activities For a 'Computing Lab' to Support Computational Literacy
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Designing the Activities For a 'Computing Lab' to Support Computational Literacy

Developing the teaching techniques so everyone develops computational literacy skills.

14 Years of a Learner-Centered Python IDE
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14 Years of a Learner-Centered Python IDE

How we thought about the JES pedagogical programming environment for students over the last 14 years.

Meeting the Need For Csp at Georgia Tech
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Meeting the Need For Csp at Georgia Tech

In November, I encouraged CS departments to create AP CS equivalent classes. I tried to make one at my institution, but realized that we were already there.
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