Computer Science Education

Step It Up: Girls Who Learn to Code Through Dance

Step It Up: Girls Who Learn to Code Through Dance

Dance and coding might seem like an odd pairing, but in fact they go together gloriously. One of the core…
Some or All of the Above: College Board’s Timely Lesson on Education Reform

Some or All of the Above: College Board’s Timely Lesson on Education Reform

When a friend asked me what I thought about a recent New York Times column lauding College Board’s overhaul of…
Writing A New Book on K-12 Computer Science Education!

Writing A New Book on K-12 Computer Science Education!

I am elated to announced that colleagues Gerald Ardito, Jennifer Forsberg, Pam Amendola, and I recently inked a book contract…
You Probably Haven’t Heard of Distant Reading, So Let’s Fix That

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

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

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

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…
Just Blaze: Music Icon and Coding Nerd?

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

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.

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

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!

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…
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