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How Does One Calculate With A Circular Slide Rule?
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How Does One Calculate With A Circular Slide Rule?

The circular slide rule was widely used until the 1970s.

10 Tips for Implementing Executable Exams
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10 Tips for Implementing Executable Exams

The focus is on executable exams for an Introduction to Computer Science course.

Understanding NoSQL Database Types: Key Value   
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Understanding NoSQL Database Types: Key Value   

Of all non-relationals, the key-value store is by far the most popular due to its extreme simplicity.

Inclusive Integration of Computing in School Districts: Two Essential Tradeoffs
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Inclusive Integration of Computing in School Districts: Two Essential Tradeoffs

When integrating computer science and computational thinking in a school district through inclusive learning pathways, school district leaders face challenging...

Is Computing a Team Sport?
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Is Computing a Team Sport?

I take a peek at the history of computing to see if pioneering early developments were the results of team effort.

Why Did We Ever Think the First Programming Language Didn't Matter?
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Why Did We Ever Think the First Programming Language Didn't Matter?

Maybe the first programming language didn't really matter, because students learning programming were different.

The Evolution of Computing Power in Switzerland
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The Evolution of Computing Power in Switzerland

Milestones in the history of computing from the Swiss National Supercomputing Center, Lugano.  

Soresini: A Very Rare Book on the History of Computing
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Soresini: A Very Rare Book on the History of Computing

The work is an extremely instructive, rich history of calculating technology. It also includes the analog world and automata, and is written in Italian.

Competitions, Not Confrontation
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Competitions, Not Confrontation

The ACM as an organizer of international cooperation.  

The Name Game
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The Name Game

Is there a better name for the Association for Computing Machinery?

Charles Babbage and the Loom
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Charles Babbage and the Loom

Babbage wanted to control his analytical engine, regarded as the ancestor of the modern-day computer, with punched cards.

An Open Call to Establish an  Interdisciplinary Data Science Education Journal
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An Open Call to Establish an Interdisciplinary Data Science Education Journal

In this blog, we describe our vision for a journal that would focus on data science education from the interdisciplinarity perceptive.

From U-boats to 'U-bots'
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From U-boats to 'U-bots'

Considering the outlook for undersea cyberwar.

Computing Education Is Not the Same as Engineering Education
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Computing Education Is Not the Same as Engineering Education

Learning Engineering is not always about Becoming an Engineer. Computing Education outside of Engineering Education is bigger than the part inside.

What Happened to Watson Health?
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What Happened to Watson Health?

A case study in portfolio management.

The World's Most Magnificent Historical Calculating Machines
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The World's Most Magnificent Historical Calculating Machines

The design of today's electronic computers is usually not very appealing, in contrast to magnificent mechanical calculating machines from earlier times.

Misnomer and Malgorithm
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Misnomer and Malgorithm

The algorithm should be respected; the malgorithm should be rejected.

AI or Intelligence Augmentation for Education?
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AI or Intelligence Augmentation for Education?

Applications of artificial intelligence to education are spreading and intensifying, but we have the acronym backwards. Building ethical, equitable applications...

How I Evaluate a College Computer Science Teaching Record
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How I Evaluate a College Computer Science Teaching Record

Teaching is a skill, and the best teachers use the best methods.
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