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dateMore Than a Year Ago
subjectComputers And Society
authorMark Guzdial

If You Want to Teach Kids Cs, First Teach the Adults
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If You Want to Teach Kids Cs, First Teach the Adults

The pathway to CS in schools starts with teaching the adults.

Why Counting CS as Science or Math Is Not Considered Harmful
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Why Counting CS as Science or Math Is Not Considered Harmful

On the path to computational literacy for all, we need computing in schools, under whatever category.

The Danger of Requiring Computer Science in K-12 Schools
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The Danger of Requiring Computer Science in K-12 Schools

We are not ready to make CS a requirement for all children in the U.S., even if that's where we want to be one day.

Programming Languages Are the Most Powerful, and Least ­sable and Learnable ­ser Interfaces
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Programming Languages Are the Most Powerful, and Least ­sable and Learnable ­ser Interfaces

Programming languages are amazing, but too hard to use and learn.

Media Coverage of Analysis of Ap CS 2013 Exam Results
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Media Coverage of Analysis of Ap CS 2013 Exam Results

Barbara Ericson does an annual analysis of AP CS exam results.  Her 2013 analysis attracted significant media attention.

We May Be 100 Years Behind in Making Computing Education Accessible to All
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We May Be 100 Years Behind in Making Computing Education Accessible to All

So when should we be able to provide computing education to everyone in the US? Using physics and mathematics as examples, we may be 100 years behind.

Csed Week 2013 Was Amazing!
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Csed Week 2013 Was Amazing!

 The "Hour of Code" was a hit, with over 15 million people trying out programming.

A Summit on Computing Education in South Carolina
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A Summit on Computing Education in South Carolina

A summit of legislators, business leaders, officials from the Department of Education, and teachers convenes in South Carolina to advance computing education in...

Results From the First-Year Course Moocs: Not There Yet
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Results From the First-Year Course Moocs: Not There Yet

The empirical results of first-year MOOCs are in. We're not there yet in terms of retention, learning, or access.

Trip Report on Dagstuhl Seminar on Live Coding
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Trip Report on Dagstuhl Seminar on Live Coding

Live coding is programming performance with generates music for an audience, often in a collaborative setting.  It's a jam session on laptops with rich research...

A Stable Future For Computing Education Requires Collaboration Beyond CS
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A Stable Future For Computing Education Requires Collaboration Beyond CS

 If you were a superintendent of a big city school district, would you require every school in your district to teach computer science without reliable production...

The Role of Hypercard in Today's World
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The Role of Hypercard in Today's World

 HyperCard is an end-user programming tool from the 1990's.  A new version that runs on most modern platforms raises the question of the role of end-user programming...

Why Isn't There More Computer Science in ­.s. High Schools?
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Why Isn't There More Computer Science in ­.s. High Schools?

 Seems like a simple question, but there are lots of factors that prevent US high school students from getting access to computer science.

­.s. Women in Computing: Why Isn't It Getting Better?
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­.s. Women in Computing: Why Isn't It Getting Better?

We've known for over a decade that there are too few women in computing in the U.S., but recent reports point out that it's not getting better: Not in any academic...

The Call to Teach Computing to Everyone
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The Call to Teach Computing to Everyone

Major media sites are exploring the idea of teaching computer science to everyone, as a requirement for understanding one's world.

What We Owe Google, and What Google Owes US
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What We Owe Google, and What Google Owes US

We rely on online information sources--maybe too much. What is our responsibility to make sure that they're accurate, and what responsibility do the sources have...

The Long Road to a Seat at the Table
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The Long Road to a Seat at the Table

Computer science is still a new discipline compared to the rest of STEM. It will take a while for people to know what a "computer scientist" is in the same way...

At the Nsf Ce21 Meeting: We Have Such a Long Way to Go
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At the Nsf Ce21 Meeting: We Have Such a Long Way to Go

The NSF CE21 Community Meeting highlighted the opportunity that computing has to catch up with the rest of STEM on education issues.

Let's Teach Malware When It's Ready: The Purpose of ­ndergrad CS
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Let's Teach Malware When It's Ready: The Purpose of ­ndergrad CS

Ledin's call for teaching malware to all undergraduate students conflicts with my understanding of the purpose of an undergraduate CS degree. 

Computer Science as Value Added to a Liberal Education
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Computer Science as Value Added to a Liberal Education

Computer science education is valuable, even to those who do not major in computer science. Those non-CS major informants who talk about that value are doing us...
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