Earlier this year when President Obama announced an initiative to bring computer science to all schools across the country...I thought to myself…”He’s kidding...right? Arkansas can’t be the only state doing this already?” Just last week, John King, the U.S. Secretary of Education, visited a large hi
Math matters for computer science because it teaches students how to use abstract language, work with algorithms, self-analyze their computational thinking, and accurately modeling real-world solutions.
Their invention, “SignAloud,” is a pair of gloves that can recognize hand gestures that correspond to words and phrases in American Sign Language. Each glove contains sensors that record hand position and movement and send data wirelessly via Bluetooth to a central computer. The computer looks at the gesture data through various sequential statistical regressions, similar to a neural network. If the data match a gesture, then the associated word or phrase is spoken through a speaker.
What Should A World Class IT Syllabus Look Like For Senior Secondary Students?
Given the international nature of education today and the growing globalisation of jobs and markets due to IT, it seems to me that we should continue to evaluate what the best foundational IT syllabus should contain, both in terms of theory and…
Computer gaming was once a very different pursuit than it is now. Going to primary school in the 1980s, I spent countless hours on a Commodore PET. Not just playing the rudimentary educational games that loaded, after an age, from cassette.
Paul Herring's insight:
Moving a pupil from Scratch to Python, Silvera argues, is like "taking a young child who was playing happily in the shallow end of a pool, ripping off their armbands and then throwing them into the deep-end with no support".
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CT in the Classroom Are you interested in learning more about Computational Thinking (CT)? Are you looking to implement CT in your classroom? Here are some resources and links that you will find useful:
Coding is hot. Not only has it been added to the national curriculum, but also George Osborne, the chancellor, said in last month’s Budget that £20m will go towards getting children to code via the new Institute for Coding. Meanwhile, the BBC has
The number of young Australians involved in the tech industry has dramatically fallen and is an absolute crisis, according to a leading technology entrepreneur.
Paul Herring's insight:
"He said the number of students studying IT had fallen by somewhere between 40 per cent and 60 per cent in the last decade, with the number of women enrolling in technology degrees also dropping dramatically." - Matt Barrie
DEV-ERSITY: Facebook is partnering with Dev Bootcamp to launch the “Facebook F8 Scholarship” for women and underrepresented minority students. A $250K gift from Facebook and an unspecified contribution from Dev Bootcamp will fund 20 full-tuition scholarships for the coding school’s San Francisco pro
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