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#### Students are Interested in People, and Teachers Value Multiple Languages: ICER 2021 Pointers

A couple of excellent papers from the International Computing Education Research conference.

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#### The Role of Computer Science in Elite Higher Education: Seeing the Expert Blind Spot

CS has an important role in preparing elite scientists, engineers, and mathematicians.

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#### Why Did We Ever Think the First Programming Language Didn't Matter?

Maybe the first programming language didn't really matter, because students learning programming were different.

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#### Computing Education Is Not the Same as Engineering Education

Learning Engineering is not always about Becoming an Engineer. Computing Education outside of Engineering Education is bigger than the part inside.

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#### How I Evaluate a College Computer Science Teaching Record

Teaching is a skill, and the best teachers use the best methods.

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#### What Liberal Arts and Sciences Students Need to Know About Computing

Defining goals for computing education beyone CS and Informatics offerings.

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#### Teaching Critical Computing is a Grand Challenge for the Whole CS Curriculum

We need to prepare our students' to have a critical perspective on computing, and that requires changing the curriculum, not just a course.

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#### Why I Don't Recommend CSRankings.org: Know the Values You are Ranking On

Just because a ranking is computable doesn't mean that it's right.

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#### Students Need to Know What Success in Computing Looks Like, Starting from Realistic Expectations

Intro CS students sometimes think professional programmers are super-human, which makes it hard to live up to those expectations.

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#### 3 Proposals to Change How We Teach Computing In Order to Reduce Inequality

Computer Science education is inequitable. The least-prepared students are going to be hurt the most in online teaching. We have to make change now.

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#### CS Teachers, It's (Past) Time To Learn About Race

We need to send the message that we are willing to change CS education in order to address historic and systemic inequities.

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#### Students Get the Idea They're Unwanted When There Are Enrollment Barriers: Touring the Best of SIGCSE 2020

Best paper awardee at SIGCSE 2020 on the impacts on first-year students of competitive enrollment.

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#### Contingency Plans for CS Students in Large Classes

Some of our students will get sick before the end of the term. We need a plan.

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#### Beware of Hurting Our Weakest Students when Moving Classes Online

Our weakest students should not be the ones bearing the greatest costs of moving classes online.

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#### Developing Computational Solutions With Humility: Recommending Morgan Ames' 'The Charisma Machine'

Morgan Ames' book highlights the missing HCI design process for the XO Laptop

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#### Inventing Computing Education to Meet All (Especially Teachers) Undergraduates' Needs: CUE.NEXT Workshops

The CUE.NEXT workshops aim to provide computing education for all undergraduates.

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#### The Size of Computing Education Today, By The Numbers

How many students learn general-purpose programming today, compared to using other computing environments or learning other STEM subjects?

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#### If We Want Women to Persist in Computing, Teach Them Programming – At Any Age

Two recent reports point to the important of teaching female students to program and that it's never "too late."

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#### Five Research Questions Raised by a Pre-Mortem on the 60 Minutes Segment on Code.org

If undergraduate CS research doesn't become gender-balanced in 10 years, why didn't it?

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#### Computer Science Was Invented to Teach Everyone About Everything

Our goal should not be Computational Thinking, but Science, Mathematics, History, Engineering, and *Everything* Thinking.