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Games in Schools--Sugar-Coated Learning?
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Games in Schools--Sugar-Coated Learning?

A discussion of the debate about using off-the-shelf, brain-training games in classrooms.

Blogging Informatics Education Europe IV, Day Two
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Blogging Informatics Education Europe IV, Day Two

The second day of Informatics Education IV in Freiburg, Germany, focused on accreditation, expanding enrollments, student engagement, parellelism, and interdisciplinarity...

Blogging Informatics Education Europe IV, Day One
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Blogging Informatics Education Europe IV, Day One

Informatics Education Europe, a workshop sponsored by ACM, BCS, Intel, and Microsoft, is focusing on improving computing education across Europe.

AP CS No Longer Counts For High School Graduation in Georgia (for Now)
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AP CS No Longer Counts For High School Graduation in Georgia (for Now)

Georgia used to count AP CS as a fourth "science" class towards high school graduation. As of 1 October 2009, that is no longer true.

A Week For Computer Science Education
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A Week For Computer Science Education

Computer Science Education Week, which is the week of December 7 , is a wonderful platform to highlight the importance of computing to society and why we need to...

Introductory Computer Science Lessons--Take Heart!
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Introductory Computer Science Lessons--Take Heart!

A discussion of Mark Guzdial's post about why our approach to teaching novice CS students is wrong.

How We Teach Introductory Computer Science Is Wrong
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How We Teach Introductory Computer Science Is Wrong

Research in educational psychology in the last 20 years calls into question our most common teaching methods in introductory courses: Teaching programming by having...

Grace Hopper Conference Opening Session: Part 1
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Grace Hopper Conference Opening Session: Part 1

Grace Hopper Conference--some highlights on who attends and what it's like.

Opening Day of Grace Hopper Conference
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Opening Day of Grace Hopper Conference

A panoply of posters welcome attendees to the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing.

CS Education in the States
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CS Education in the States

Decisions about whether there is computer science in the classroom are largely state-based. The most recent example is the State of Kansas, which is moving to remove...

An Einstein-Rosen Bridge
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An Einstein-Rosen Bridge

Science acts as a bridge between societies that trasncends culture, and it may be our best hope for finding a common thread in a globalized future.

Why Doesn't the ­U.S. Fund Computing Education Research?
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Why Doesn't the ­U.S. Fund Computing Education Research?

How do we bootstrap research in computing education?  Existing education research programs only fund the best research, with the best measurement instruments and...

CS Faculty Cause Inequality
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CS Faculty Cause Inequality

A series of recent articles suggests that higher education in the United States is actually causing inequality, and that CS faculty play a role in that.

The Benefits of Public Engagement
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The Benefits of Public Engagement

Working with public engagment projects can be satisfying, and has benefits for the researcher as well as the general public. This article describes my current Making...

­Update on Connectivity
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­Update on Connectivity

Update on internet connectivity in Colombia

Perception Matters
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Perception Matters

The rapid pace of technology means that there are solutions that worked well, but are now abandoned -- not always for technical reasons.  Perceptions about a technology...

Breaking the Cycle
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Breaking the Cycle

Today's practice of a deadline-driven approach to research is potentially bad for our field. Instead, our focus should be on the quality of the research we do....

Is C All There Is?
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Is C All There Is?

Increasingly, CS departments are moving to a programming language monoculture--it's C or C-derived languages throughout the curriculum.  What are we losing out...

What Does a Computer Scientist Do?
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What Does a Computer Scientist Do?

About a potentially radical redevelopment of the computing curriculum in Scotland

How We Make Decisions About CS1
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How We Make Decisions About CS1

How do we decide what to put in our introductory courses, and for who, and using what language?  My experience suggests that we make our decisions more on the basis...
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