“A manifesto for teaching computer science in the 21st century”

John Naughton wrote a public set of proposals to Michael Gove, Britain’s MP, Secretary of State for Education, for rebooting its ICT curriculum and published it in The Guardian. It’s a good read. Even better, check out The Guardian’s profile of 7 teenagers who code. Related: Metafilter: Guardian feature on the future of computing education […]

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Programming, along with Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic – start NOW

Matt Ruzicka wonders what could have happened if his school was visited by someone who shared how programming has less to do with something he could learn in college, and more to do with what he was actually doing in class in his post “School, Math, and Code”. (via “Life and Code”) More than a […]

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Programming, Math, and Computational Thinking: on education

Actually, this post will feature a few reads and resources for you that are part of a theme – the need to change K-12 education to face the realities of today and tomorrow, instead of preparing them for a world that has already turned. To do so will require children to gain a working understanding […]

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Ronnie James Dio – Rest In Peace

Ronnie James Dio, one of the greatest songwriters and singers in heavy metal, passed away this weekend. I put together a Ronnie James Dio Playlist on YouTube to try and share some great moments, but no one song, or article, will be able to capture his influence on the genre, and the positive uplift it […]

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Michael Jackson’s reach was across generations, across the seas

YouTube: (Michael Jackson) Billie Jean – Sungha Jung: Wow. I had posted the following to Twitter, but it belongs here: “11 years old, standing on chestnut st. near 11th, outside store, watching tvs play Thriller thru a window. that was me.” Michael Jackson’s death triggered moments of reflection for many. So many that services across […]

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