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subjectComputers And Society
authorMark Guzdial

Computational Thinking, Education for the Poor and Rich, and Dealing with Schools and Teachers As They Are: A Twitter Convo
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Computational Thinking, Education for the Poor and Rich, and Dealing with Schools and Teachers As They Are: A Twitter Convo

 A Twitter conversation turned into a narrative on computational thinking

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.

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 

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?

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

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.

Five Principles For Programming Languages For Learners
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Five Principles For Programming Languages For Learners

Five considerations when choosing a programming language for schools

­Using Other STEM Disciplines to Predict Future Computing Education
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­Using Other STEM Disciplines to Predict Future Computing Education

A recent AAAS Symposium on STEM Education provides the opportunity to compare computing education to other STEM education.

State of the States: Progress Toward CS For All
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State of the States: Progress Toward CS For All

Achieving the President's goal of CS for All requires change at the local level. Here's the current state of the states.

Advice For CS Education from Science and Mathematics Education
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Advice For CS Education from Science and Mathematics Education

We have a lot to learn from standards efforts in science and mathematics education.

A Call to Action For Higher Education to Make AP CS Principles Work
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A Call to Action For Higher Education to Make AP CS Principles Work

The new Advanced Placement exam in CS Principles will be offered in May 2017. It's time to figure out what colleges and universities are going to do about it.

The Bottleneck in Increasing Accessibility to CS Education Is Producing Enough CS Teachers
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The Bottleneck in Increasing Accessibility to CS Education Is Producing Enough CS Teachers

The demand for CS teachers is growing. Now we have to figure out how to increase the supply.

The Babble of Computing Education: Diverse Perspectives, Confusing Definitions
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The Babble of Computing Education: Diverse Perspectives, Confusing Definitions

 A wide range of differing definitions and diverse adoptions in computing education make it hard to understand and define
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