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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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Getting a program right (1)


Talented Programmers Don't Tolerate Chaos
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Talented Programmers Don't Tolerate Chaos

Talented programmers will strive to structure chaos and write perfect code.

Not So Good After All? Don't Let 'Altruism' Kill Your Company
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Not So Good After All? Don't Let 'Altruism' Kill Your Company

Altruism is often heralded as a panacea for management challenges, but it could actually be a death sentence for your team and projects. Here's why. 

Evolution Through Revolution: Getting Your Team to Embrace Change
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Evolution Through Revolution: Getting Your Team to Embrace Change

Don't accept the status quo. Instead, build a team willing to fight for positive change.

Computing Continues to Dominate STEM Career Opportunities
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Computing Continues to Dominate STEM Career Opportunities

According to the most recent (2018-28) U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Projections, the top five STEM career opportunities are all in computing.

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

The Size of Computing Education Today, By The Numbers
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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?

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

 A Minuscule Percentage of Students Take High School Computer Science in the United States: Access Isn't Enough
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A Minuscule Percentage of Students Take High School Computer Science in the United States: Access Isn't Enough

Likely less than 4% of U.S. high school students take a computer science course.

We Should Stop Saying 'Language Independent.' We Don't Know How To Do That
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We Should Stop Saying 'Language Independent.' We Don't Know How To Do That

We know how to make multi-lingual pseudocode-based assessments, not language-independent assessments.

What Help Should We Provide to Students Learning to Program?
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What Help Should We Provide to Students Learning to Program?

Insights from a recent Dagstuhl Seminar on "Notional Machines and Programming Language Semantics in Education."

Hazardous Enthusiasm and How Eagerness Can Kill A Project
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Hazardous Enthusiasm and How Eagerness Can Kill A Project

Many otherwise competent software developers and potential contributors end up being overwhelmed by "hazardous enthusiasm." They end up overwhelmed by their excitement...

A Design Perspective on Computational Thinking
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A Design Perspective on Computational Thinking

Maybe we can just design away the need to teach computational thinking

Variable Vagaries
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Variable Vagaries

The variable, construed as an L-value, makes some offbeat appearances.

How to Reduce Long Lines at CS Office Hours in Five Tweets
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How to Reduce Long Lines at CS Office Hours in Five Tweets

Evidence-based practices that will likely reduce the long lines at the CS professor's door.

Women Now Outnumber Men in Medical Schools. Computer Science Should Be Next.
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Women Now Outnumber Men in Medical Schools. Computer Science Should Be Next.

This story about encouragement tells us how we can change girls' and women's lives.

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

An Agile Approach to Learning Programming
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An Agile Approach to Learning Programming

The Super Simple Programming Book is one example to teach programming in an Agile way. In general, Agile concepts can lead to highly effective learning.
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