Computer Science Education

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…

Explore the Words that Are Unique to Individual Hip-Hop Artists

As an English teacher, I always enjoyed compendia–those books that listed the number of times words appeared in other books.…

Behold, the Power and Beauty of Buttons!

We click on buttons all the time in the digital realm. But, the buttons we click on mask a dizzyingly…

All of Math in One Map? See For Yourself.

I love this visualization of how different fields in mathematics inter-relate. For both teachers and learners, representing a discipline this…

Teaching Computational Thinking with Stories of Electricity

Kids loves drama. Don’t fight it; embrace it. I recently developed this prototype project for elementary school students where they…

The 58 Minute Introduction to Algorithms by an Oxford Mathematician You’ve Been Waiting For

Nothing says nerd like desperately downloading a new BBC show about algorithms to one’s phone just before the subway goes…

Stop Teaching Computer Science. Start “Embedding” It.

I’ve said it before: if we are serious about teaching computer science in K-12 schools, we have to reimagine how…

Before You “Agree” with Terms of Service, Check Out this Art Installation

Whenever we–or our students–click on an “I Agree” button in response to a company’s Terms of Service (ToS), we are…

Love These Beautiful Retro Maps of Recent Education Data

Hats off to Nathan Yau at Flowing Data for this gorgeous collection of maps visualizing American educational statistics. Need to…

Here’s that Map of Computer Science You Were Looking For

If we’ve worked together you know I like me a visual. There are simply things that are better conveyed via…

Room7: the Consortium of Refugee Coding Schools I’m Helping Establish

For over a year, I have been quietly helping establish a consortium of about a dozen coding schools throughout Europe…

An Easy Way to Start Coding in English Class (And Beyond)

Here is an excellent example of a low-lift activity to get started exploring programming in English class. All you need…

Shakespearean Robotics

In honor of Shakespeare’s 454th birthday, I presented BardBots–a Shakespearean introduction to computational thinking. Students study monologues from Shakespeare, annotate…

Fibonacci Sequence Poetry? Yes, Please!

I’ll say it again: we must do more to blur the lines between the worlds of numbers and letters. This…
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