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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.

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January 31, 2017 · 1 Comment

Don’t Just Consume Things; Create Things: The Hour of Code is Here!

The Hour of Code week is officially here, and we are excited to be joining the more than 48 million people who have signed up to participate this week. If … Continue reading

December 8, 2014 · 2 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

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

Making STEM Accessible for Every Child

A New Way to Think About STEM Non-traditional students are being challenged in a program that connects academics with real world opportunities. P-Tech is a Brooklyn based-school program “whose mission … Continue reading

December 8, 2013 · Leave a comment