Louise Rosenblatt’s visualization depicting the relationship between efferent and aesthetic readings is really powerful. What does it mean when we invite software to read with us, though? That’ what I’m after.
I love most things that blur the line between the sciences and the arts, and I can always count on blogger Maria Popover over at Brainpickings to find and share rich examples. Like this one. via Brainpickings
On a recent trip to Dublin, I saw this wonderful blend of qualitative and quantitative expression. I stopped and stared for more than a moment, a kind of computational catharsis. Well done Science Gallery. I ❤️ this use of public mapping in Dublin’ Science Gallery. #cs4all pic.twitter.com/zaa8fIUN5D — tomliamlynch (@tomliamlynch) December 8, 2017
What a worthwhile read in which a communications PhD candidate historicizes the current emphasis on computer science education. I don’t agree with it all, but offering historical context always–really, always–complexifies matters and leads to better questions.
Very excited for my friend and colleague Dr. Ben Williamson. There is no one I can imagine better positioned to right on this topic with openness and acuity. Pick up a copy here.
The New Yorker‘s recent story about the famed charter school network is getting a lot of attention. I am well versed in the concerns expressed about the current way charter schools are being used politically. I have also witnessed public schools serving communities of color that mistreat children in the name of rigor and reform. When we say public education, what is it we refer to–for whom and to what end? via Pedro Noguera
The data visualization and digital storytelling team over at the NY Times took the phenomenal work of Professor Sean Reardon at Stanford University and put together an excellent interactive graph. No, really. Here’s how it starts: We’ve long known of the persistent and troublesome academic gap between white students and their black and Hispanic peers in public schools. We’ve long understood the primary reason, too: A higher proportion of black and Hispanic children come from…