Computer Science Education

Is This a Robot Which I See Before Me? Shakespeare, Coding, and Raising Students’ Computational Voices

In December 2017, Pam Amendola was teaching Honors British Literature at a large suburban high school in metro Atlanta. Looking…

You Probably Haven’t Heard of Distant Reading, So Let’s Fix That

I was elated to read EdSurge’s write up of an English teacher in Massachusetts who teaches distant reading to high…

The Author Who Writes with Machine Learning

What happens when an author writes a novel based on how a computer responds to his writing? The New York…

Brave, Not Perfect: A Message to Girls Around the World

You ever notice how young and quickly the color pink becomes associated with femininity? I have. If we are to…

To Dabble in Data Science, All You Need is Paper and Colored Pencils

Now THIS is what I call “drawing” conclusions. (Eye rolls, laughs, swipes–I know.) Called Observe, Collect, Draw, it’s a visual…

Snap Circuits Battle: A Two-Hour Tournament to Learn As Much As We Can About How Circuits Work

You take a smart STEM toy like Snap Circuits. Mix it with some game theory. Add a group of pre-service…

Would a Self-Driving Car Choose to Kill 2 of Its Passengers or 5 Pedestrians? Depends On Who Programs It

A recent panel of experts at the WISE@NY Learning Revolution conference discussed the importance of the humanities as our world…

Just Blaze: Music Icon and Coding Nerd?

While watching the Netlix show Rapture about Just Blaze‘s rise in the music industry, I was surprised to learn his…

What an Honor to Be Honored with the NTLI Award

I’m honored to have learned I’ll be receiving the NTLI award from English Language Arts Teacher Education (ELATE) and the…

Can Artificial Intelligence Promote Inquiry? Stanford Professor Says Yes.

Paul Kim at Stanford University has been doing fascinating work around artificial intelligence and inquiry. Having just attended a talk…

What You Learn Reading 5 Million Books at Once

Something incredible happens when you read through machines. You can see things in texts you would be hard pressed to…

Teaching is Trash. No, Really. It Is and That’s Wonderful. Watch this Guy!

Every teacher should start what they are doing right now and watch this Ted talk by Arvind Gupta. Gupta demonstrates how…

An MIT Icon Breaks Down Why Kids Need to Learn to Code

Watch Mitch Resnick of MIT’s Media Lab explain why coding is important for children to learn today, what it is…

The Best Video About Data You’ll Likely See Today

The use of data in teaching and learning has increased dramatically over the last fifteen years. Driven in part by…

Ever Wonder What Bias Looks Like in Machine Learning?

The term “machine learning” is becoming increasingly popular, but what is less often discussed is that machines don’t learn per…

You Can Geolocate Which Indigenous Peoples’ Land You Are Standing On Right Now.

One cannot change the past, but one can become more conscious of it. Eight years ago, I was invited to…
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