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14 Years of a Learner-Centered Python IDE
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14 Years of a Learner-Centered Python IDE

How we thought about the JES pedagogical programming environment for students over the last 14 years.

Meeting the Need For CSP at Georgia Tech
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Meeting the Need For CSP at Georgia Tech

In November, I encouraged CS departments to create AP CS equivalent classes. I tried to make one at my institution, but realized that we were already there.

Does Nature ­Use Data?
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Does Nature ­Use Data?

Does nature use databases? Does nature use data structures?  

A Very Local Snapshot of K-12 CS Education
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A Very Local Snapshot of K-12 CS Education

What are students learning in K-12 CS?

A Jolt or Two (Part 1)
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A Jolt or Two (Part 1)

You cannot learn something if you think you already know it, and don't.

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

Making the World Fair and Just
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Making the World Fair and Just

Wendy Powley and Gloria Childress Townsend report on the National Center for Women & IT Annual Summit, themed "making the world fair and just."  

And the 2016 ICPC Winner Is . . .
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And the 2016 ICPC Winner Is . . .

The results are in for the 2016 ACM-ICPC World Finals

Welcome to the 40th Annual ACM-ICPC World Finals in Phuket, Thailand
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Welcome to the 40th Annual ACM-ICPC World Finals in Phuket, Thailand

The ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest, sponsored by IBM, is the oldest, largest, and most prestigious programming competition in the world.

­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.

­US-BLS: Computing Employment Outlook Remains Bright
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­US-BLS: Computing Employment Outlook Remains Bright

According to the most recent US-BLS Employment Projections, most STEM career opportunities are in computing.

Combining Arts and Technology, Creating Steam Curricula
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Combining Arts and Technology, Creating Steam Curricula

A "STEAM teaching autobiography."

Computational Thinking, 10 Years Later
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Computational Thinking, 10 Years Later

It’s been 10 years since I published my three-page "Computational Thinking" viewpoint in the March 2006 issue of the Communications of the ACM.

Qualify Your Quantifiers...or, Exactly Who All Is CS4?
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Qualify Your Quantifiers...or, Exactly Who All Is CS4?

Unfortunately, there is a critical vagueness to "Computer Science for All."

CS Classes Have Different Results Than Laboratory Experiments – Not in a Good Way
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CS Classes Have Different Results Than Laboratory Experiments – Not in a Good Way

Why is it that the predictors of success in CS classes are not predictors in experiments?

SC16 Adds Computational Reproducibility to Student Competition
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SC16 Adds Computational Reproducibility to Student Competition

SC16 has replaced the standard HPC benchmarks in its popular Student Cluster Competition with the task of reproducing the results of a recent HPC paper.

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.

Review a Draft of the K-12 CS Framework
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Review a Draft of the K-12 CS Framework

ACM, CSTA, and Code.org are working jointly with more than 100 advisors within the computing community to steer a process to build a framework for K-12 CS Education...

The Inverse Lake Wobegon Effect
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The Inverse Lake Wobegon Effect

Where we take a sample from a privileged group, and assume that we know the population.

A New Framework to Define K-12 Computer Science Education
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A New Framework to Define K-12 Computer Science Education

Computing leaders ACM, Code.org, and CSTA are launching an effort to guide educators and state and district policy makers about K-12 computer science.
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