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Why Computer Science Belongs in English Class

Computer science in ELA class? Yes. Especially in ELA! For a few years now, I have been building the case…
Arts + Letters

Science and Poetry, Both are Celebrations

Science and poetry are two sides of the same universal coin. (And here’s another, more etymological take, on the matter.)…
Arts + Letters

Teach Writing? This Podcast is a Must-Listen.

Pour a beverage of choice, plug in your headphones, and enjoy this fantastic podcast on the state of writing and…
Computer Science Education

Allow Our Elections System to Remind You Why We Should Teach Computer Science

Tip of the hat to this computer science professor for making a complex issue broadly understandable. Our election system is…
Arts + Letters

Long Live Print Books

You might think of me as a lover of all things technological or digital. In fact, I read most books…
Arts + Letters

A Business Case for the Arts in Education

When the founder and CEO of the Alibaba Group, Jack Ma, was asked about what education should look like, his…
Computer Science Education

What Klingon Teaches Us About Inequity in the Digital Age

Inequity in the digital age is not always what it seems. Check out this insight from Kenya’s ICT minister: “Google…
Computer Science Education

The Adventures of…ENERGY

This project combines the timelessness of a Rube Goldberg machine with the novelty of fidget spinners.  Watch it a few…
Art

Women Scientists on the Rise in Children’s Drawings

What children choose to draw, how they perceive the relationship between gender and possibility, is a powerful measure of our…
Arts + Letters

Technophobic Hype: A History of Technology and the Future of Work

From Socrates to the Internet, history is filled with freak-outs about the way new technologies will destroy humanity. And then…
Arts + Letters

Read Macbeth Like a Computer

For fun, check out this Wolfram Alpha page that breaks down Macbeth in all sorts of computationally fun ways. What…
Arts + Letters

Try Not to Stare at this Typewriter with Voice Recognition. Just Try.

I love this voice-activated typewriter, not because it is practical or will make one’s writing life easier. But rather because…
Arts + Letters

Bots in British Lit Class: Watch How a High School Teacher in Georgia Does It

Last year, I posted about a series of projects for integrating computer science into the English classroom. (A group of…
Administrators

WATCH: I Share Why Ed Tech Breaks Your Heart & How to Avoid It

I’ve advised hundreds of educators and school leaders on educational technology. Here’s why ed tech usually breaks our hearts and…
Computer Science Education

Everyone Should Know How Computers Work. These Videos Can Help.

Whether you work in schools or dabble in digital research methods, you will instantly become a more critical user of…
Arts + Letters

Umberto Eco: Internet As “Formidable Complement” to Books

In this posthumous collection of essays, entitled Chronicles of a Liquid Society Umberto Eco offers his timeless perspective on matters…
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