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What’s A Coding Bootcamp?

2020-05-04T16:04:02+00:00

A coding bootcamp is an accelerating training program to learn the fundamentals of computer programming and software development. Rather than attending a two-year or four-year school to learn computer progra. . .

What’s A Coding Bootcamp?2020-05-04T16:04:02+00:00

Hour of Code: Unplugged Computational Thinking Activity In Action

2020-05-04T16:06:50+00:00

We were ready to teach kids how to code using a our Create your own Virtual Pet in Scratch workbook. Esperanza was prepared on their end with a brand new computer center. Everything was in place to get kids coding during the week of an Hour of Code. And then the inevitable happened. Esperanza's new computers went down right as we were getting started. This could have been disastrous, but we came prepared. We just so happened to have our Unplugged Code activity handy.

Hour of Code: Unplugged Computational Thinking Activity In Action2020-05-04T16:06:50+00:00

IT’s For Girls — Girls in STEM

2014-12-13T15:20:27+00:00

  We Can Code IT Mentors Northeast Ohio 8th Grade Girls On Tuesday, December 9th, We Can Code It mentored girls at IT's For Girls, an event in which 8th grade girls from school districts in Northeast Ohio get together to participate in STEM projects and meet professional women in tech fields. The annual day-long event provides middle school girls with information and incentive to pursue their interests in STEM-related subjects and IT careers. The  program is presented by and takes place at Cuyahoga Valley Career Center. It includes six different STEM activities for the girls, including 3D printing and math activities. [...]

IT’s For Girls — Girls in STEM2014-12-13T15:20:27+00:00

You Don’t Look Like a Programmer

2020-05-04T16:07:48+00:00

After talking about the weather, one of the easiest ways to strike up a conversation with someone is to ask them "what do you do?" Like you, I've been asked this a lot. I don't know what kind of responses you get, but one of the top ten I receive is, "Really? You don't look like a programmer!" I usually smile, and try to find something witty to say, often asking them in return what they think a programmer should look like.

You Don’t Look Like a Programmer2020-05-04T16:07:48+00:00

Hour of Code Unplugged: Computational Thinking without a Computer

2014-12-08T14:14:46+00:00

Believe it or not, you don't need to have access to computers to teach kids computational thinking.  Students can learn some important practices with just a paper and a pencil. Here's a project kids can complete without any computer access. Even if you have your Hour of Code project ready to go online, you may want to keep this nearby as a handy backup in case the unexpected happens.

Hour of Code Unplugged: Computational Thinking without a Computer2014-12-08T14:14:46+00:00

5 Reasons Educators Should be Teaching Computer Science, not Computer Programs

2020-04-27T18:00:24+00:00

Computer science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes. – Edsger Dijkstra 5 Reasons you should be Teaching Computer Science, Not Programs Computer programs, like Microsoft Word, are subject to change; they come and go. Computational thinking concepts are always relevant and can be applied to all computer programs. Computer science requires analytical thinking for problem solving and creativity in all subject matters. Computer science learnings stick with students long after they leave the classroom, and are carried on throughout their careers. Computer science teaches logic and applied mathematics. Computer applications do not teach this. They typically make a task easier rather [...]

5 Reasons Educators Should be Teaching Computer Science, not Computer Programs2020-04-27T18:00:24+00:00