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Peer Instruction For Seeing What Students Know (and Don't)
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Peer Instruction For Seeing What Students Know (and Don't)

Peer Instruction is an important pedagogical approach that is promoted by physics education researchers.  I'm trying it for the first time in my CS class, and it's...

Let the Feds Know Your Thoughts on K-12 Computer Science Education
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Let the Feds Know Your Thoughts on K-12 Computer Science Education

 A federal program that invests in information technology research and development asks the community three sets of questions related to making K-12 computer science...

Teaching Kids to Feel the Math With Computers
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Teaching Kids to Feel the Math With Computers

Why are students still calculating when they could be understanding?  Now that computers are everywhere, how should math education change?

Works in Progress: MIA
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Works in Progress: MIA

It is time we extracted a sample of cultural DNA from computing's history and engineered a new generation of contemplative, informal workshops. After gestation,...

Computer Science Education Week Extends Its Reach
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Computer Science Education Week Extends Its Reach

Covering the highlights from CSEdWeek 2010 and how the computing community can stay involved.

We're Too Late For 'First' in CS1
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We're Too Late For 'First' in CS1

 By the time students get to undergraduate CS1, they already have lots of ideas about computation.  Objects, hardware, breadth, functions first--none of that really...

Game Design Through Mentoring and Collaboration
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Game Design Through Mentoring and Collaboration

About the successful game design program for students at McKinley Tech and George Mason University which encourages young people to study STEM.

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...

Massive Scale Data Mining For Education
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Massive Scale Data Mining For Education

With the increased use of computers in education, there will be a big new opportunity for computers to learn to help students learn.

Computers Are a Tool, Even in Education
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Computers Are a Tool, Even in Education

Computers in schools should be making teachers' jobs easier, making it easier for students to learn, and increasing student achievement in measurable ways. Little...

Grace: A Manifesto For a New Educational Object-Oriented Programming Language
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Grace: A Manifesto For a New Educational Object-Oriented Programming Language

At SPLASH 2010, Andrew Black, Kim B. Bruce, and James Noble presented their manifesto for a new educational object-oriented programming language called Grace.  

Should Students Buy an iPad or a Year's Supply of Pot Noodles?
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Should Students Buy an iPad or a Year's Supply of Pot Noodles?

Considering whether an iPad would be a good educational investment for a student.

Computer Science Needs Education Schools. Desperately.
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Computer Science Needs Education Schools. Desperately.

Improving high-school computer science in the United States is critical for the success and growth of computing education. To do that, we need teachers. To get...

When a Crisis Doesn't Look Like a Crisis
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When a Crisis Doesn't Look Like a Crisis

Do we have a crisis in U.S. STEM (and particularly) CS education or don't we?  It could be that all the commentators are right, and the problem is too few of the...

NCWIT at Grace Hopper: Recruiting and Retaining Women
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NCWIT at Grace Hopper: Recruiting and Retaining Women

NCWIT research scientists Lecia Barker and Joanne Cohoon spoke about recruitment and retention of women in computer science at this year's Grace Hopper Celebration...

K-12 CS Education Town Hall @ Grace Hopper
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K-12 CS Education Town Hall @ Grace Hopper

The K-12 CS Education Town Hall at Grace Hopper brought together K-12 educators with people from industry, academia, and research.

Duy-Loan Le Keynote at Grace Hopper Conference
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Duy-Loan Le Keynote at Grace Hopper Conference

Duy-Loan Le gave an inspiring keynote talk to open the Grace Hopper Conference

Opening Session of Grace Hopper Conference 2010
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Opening Session of Grace Hopper Conference 2010

Some comments about the official opening of the Grace Hopper conference, including the new TechWomen Initiative and CS Ed Week.

Grace Hopper Conference 2010
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Grace Hopper Conference 2010

On Wednesday I began GHC 2010 by attending a gathering of people who are planning regional celebrations of women in computing.

The Importance of Quest to Learn
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The Importance of Quest to Learn

Why we need more educational projects like Quest To Learn, a New York program in which children's learning is based around game playing and design.
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