Inspiring Educators Who Inspire Future Leaders

Making Coding the New Foreign Language

If there is a push to replace foreign language with coding then it is important to weigh the cost of replacing one form of communication for another.

January 31, 2017 · 1 Comment

The Hour of Code – 2015

Are you ready to join the computer science revolution?

December 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Inspiration: Getting Girls to Code

When girls are inspired, when they believe the payoff is worth the risk, discomfort, fear or effort, they can be unrelenting in the pursuit of a goal. Self-doubt doesn’t stop … Continue reading

November 30, 2014 · 3 Comments

Hour of Code: Resource Roundup

The Hour of Code begins in three weeks, and we have decided to once again use the week to not only promote computer science education but to also look at … Continue reading

November 19, 2014 · 1 Comment

Coding as Cursive 2.0

Why is coding the latest hot topic in education? I believe it has everything to do with how we make use of technology in the 21st century. Like Washington Post … Continue reading

October 20, 2014 · 3 Comments

15 Ways of Teaching Every Student to Code (Even Without a Computer)

Last spring, Edutopia blogger, Vicki Davis published a great resource for anyone interested in teaching students to code with or without a computer. The notion that we can teach students … Continue reading

September 24, 2014 · 3 Comments

“Coding Isn’t Just for Computer Whizzes”

I love using principalaim to highlight an educational perspective that I share or that I am wrestling with. Today’s “Read This Now!” features an insightful TED Talk from Mitch Resnick … Continue reading

July 10, 2014 · 4 Comments

Three R’s and One “C”

  Education policy makers are watching something that rarely happens in education — “the unprecedented” push to green light a new initiative. In this instance, the new program is coding and … Continue reading

May 25, 2014 · 2 Comments

Codecademy’s One-Stop-Shop for Programming Education

As the field of coding grows, there are more and more resources available for anyone interested in learning how to code. Since the launch of New York-based Codecademy two years ago, the start-up has … Continue reading

April 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Year of the Code

There is a growing movement to introduce coding into the fabric of our everyday curriculum especially in the primary grades. This is not a brand new movement; however, the success … Continue reading

March 27, 2014 · 3 Comments