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The Good, the Hype and the Ugly
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The Good, the Hype and the Ugly

One of the most dazzling changes to the software development world in the past decade has been the spread of agile methods.

What It Takes to be a Successful High School Computer Science Teacher
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What It Takes to be a Successful High School Computer Science Teacher

We should not prepare high school CS teachers the way we prepare software developers. Successful CS teachers use different skills.

HBI: Human-Bubble Interaction
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HBI: Human-Bubble Interaction

One of the best things about attending the recent ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2014) is that you get to play with things.

Run-Time Assertions: What Are You Waiting For?
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Run-Time Assertions: What Are You Waiting For?

Would Design by Contract have avoided Heartbleed?

CSTA Then and Now
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CSTA Then and Now

This blog piece looks at CSTA's first 10 years and the role ACM and CSTA have played in the momentous changes to K-12 computer science education.

Students as Computer Science Ambassadors
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Students as Computer Science Ambassadors

Our final year course where students get course credit for teaching computer science in high schools has benefits for kids, teachers and students alike.

The Danger of Requiring Computer Science in K-12 Schools
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The Danger of Requiring Computer Science in K-12 Schools

We are not ready to make CS a requirement for all children in the U.S., even if that's where we want to be one day.

Those Who Say Code Does Not Matter
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Those Who Say Code Does Not Matter

Often, you will be told programming languages do not matter much. It is a pretty general rule that people arguing language does not matter are simply trying...

The Benefits of Working on Research As An Undergraduate Student
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The Benefits of Working on Research As An Undergraduate Student

This article presents three practical benefits of working on research as an undergraduate student.

Exciting Follow-up With an ACM-W Scholarship Recipient
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Exciting Follow-up With an ACM-W Scholarship Recipient

It's exciting to see how these scholarships can shape careers.

Programming Languages Are the Most Powerful, and Least Usable and Learnable User Interfaces
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Programming Languages Are the Most Powerful, and Least Usable and Learnable User Interfaces

Programming languages are amazing, but too hard to use and learn.

Through A Google Glass, Darkly
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Through A Google Glass, Darkly

I have been wearing Google Glass as both a technical assessment of utility and as a social study in human dynamics and expectations.

Grant Proposal Time and the Unexpected Benefits of CSTA Chapters
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Grant Proposal Time and the Unexpected Benefits of CSTA Chapters

This piece explores the growing relationship between unversity computer science faculty and CSTA's regional chapters and highlights some unexpected mutual benefits...

Reflections on Using AppInventor to Teach First-year Programming
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Reflections on Using AppInventor to Teach First-year Programming

This post reflects on my experiences of using AppInventor to teach Android development to first-year university computer science students.

Media Coverage of Analysis of AP CS 2013 Exam Results
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Media Coverage of Analysis of AP CS 2013 Exam Results

Barbara Ericson does an annual analysis of AP CS exam results.  Her 2013 analysis attracted significant media attention.

We May Be 100 Years Behind in Making Computing Education Accessible to All
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We May Be 100 Years Behind in Making Computing Education Accessible to All

So when should we be able to provide computing education to everyone in the US? Using physics and mathematics as examples, we may be 100 years behind.

Deferred Maintenance on the Future
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Deferred Maintenance on the Future

Over-worked and sleep-deprived drivers are steering many of our vehicles of discovery on balding tires across potholed roads. Stripping away the metaphor, we are...

CSEd Week 2013 was Amazing!
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CSEd Week 2013 was Amazing!

 The "Hour of Code" was a hit, with over 15 million people trying out programming.

Hour of Code: Observations from a Middle School Classroom
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Hour of Code: Observations from a Middle School Classroom

I volunteered at a middle school for the Hour of Code and helped students learn basic programming. Here are some observations that are relevant to CS education.

26 Years of Supercomputing
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26 Years of Supercomputing

From humble beginnings 26 years ago to today, the annual SC conference has shaped our community and our technologies.
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