With Online Resources, Do We Still Need Computer Science Teachers?

Many online resources help people learn parts of computer science. Code.org is one example. Universities have MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course) aplenty. Just put MOOC into your favorite search engine, like DuckDuckGo, to find examples. More resources keep coming. This prompts some to wonder whether we still need computer science teachers.

Alfred Thompson, wrote this […]

Get Computer Science into Schools Through Other Classes?

Mark Guzdial posts about Computer Science Education in his Computing Education blog. (I subscribe to email that updates whenever he posts.) His recent post “Get CS into Schools through Math and Science Classes: What we might lose” is one of his many posts that I like.

Mark Guzdial lists three reasons not to pursue CS […]

December 9-13, 2013 is Computer Science Education Week

Computer Science Education Week promotes computer science in K-12 schools. The dates include the birthday of Admiral Grace Hopper on December 9 (born in 1906). Go to CSEdWeek.org or code.org for information and teaching and/or learning ideas. They would like all students K-12 to participate in an hour of code.

Many people, myself included, […]

“Aspirations in Computing” Award Application Due by October 31.

From Laura Dillon, MSU:

Don’t miss this opportunity for a young woman you know to be recognized for her aspirations! The application is easy and the rewards are immense. Read the personal stories of past AiC winners and how the award has changed their lives at https://www.aspirations.org.

Please encourage high school women you know to […]

Today Show Show Supports Computer Science Education

The Today Show this morning had a segment with Code.org‘s Hadi Partovi on the importance of teaching Computer Science in our K-12 schools. See the Today Show video here.