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App programming craze hits campuses - USA TODAY

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Just five years after the launch of Apple's App Store — which created a simple way for app developers to reach consumers — the traditionally slow-moving higher education system is already responding to smartphones' exploding popularity with classes in mobile-app development.

 

Jake Ward, executive director of the Application Developers Alliance, described today's developers as the "manufacturing class" of the 21st century. Just as mechanics took apart lawnmowers as kids in the 1950s, Ward said, today's young developers spent their childhood tinkering with technology.


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Sophisticated medicine

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Sangeeta Bhatia's research defies tradition, drawing on biological and medical sciences, and multiple engineering disciplines.
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Virus Removal Instruction: How to Remove www.codingsofts.com Pop-ups - Easy Steps to Get Rid of www.codingsofts.com Pop-ups Now

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What Can't You 3D Print?

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As machines learn from their mistakes, 3D printing will upend the way we make everything.
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I was in a hotel with self serving breakfast and they made perfect pancakes. Sadly the people doing the breakfast had no idea that the pancakes were 3D printed. They were perfect.

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Washington State’s first charter school in disarray

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Since it opened in September, the state’s first charter school has lost its special-education coordinator, principal, board president and half the rest of its board. By Wednesday, it must prove to a state board that it can solve problems in four major areas.
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iPad Coding Apps for Students | Listly List

A list of iOS apps that can help your students learn to code. Some fun games to try, for ages 3 and up. | Hopscotch -- Hour of Code Edition! Programming for kids. Make games, stories, animations and more!

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Programming in Scratch

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A crash course on programming in Scratch, MIT’s visual programming language.

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Free edX course in Scratch

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Lauren Ipsum: A Story About Computer Science and Other Improbable Things: Carlos Bueno: 9781593275747: Amazon.com: Books

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50 Computer Science Schools That Are Changing the World - HPCwire (blog)

50 Computer Science Schools That Are Changing the World - HPCwire (blog) | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING IN K-12 | Scoop.it
With the computing revolution well underway, computer science undergirds nearly every facet of modern life. Discovery and innovation are increasingly compu
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Should We Be Teaching Computational Thinking In Schools?

Should We Be Teaching Computational Thinking In Schools? | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING IN K-12 | Scoop.it
Teaching Computational Thinking will support students to think for themselves, to become independent, to trust their judgements.
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Elementary Curriculum Emphasizing Computer Coding

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Students across the world spent time learning how to program computers Monday as part of Computer Science Education Week.
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The Hour of Code is here

The Hour of Code is here | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING IN K-12 | Scoop.it
The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries and over 30 languages. Ages 4 to 104.
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The first 5 online resources to use when learning to code

The first 5 online resources to use when learning to code | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING IN K-12 | Scoop.it
Even if you think the buzz around "learning how to code" is overkill, you have to admit it's here to stay.

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Scratch and code.org make learning to code a game-sounds like fun!

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Coding for Kindergarteners

Coding for Kindergarteners | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING IN K-12 | Scoop.it
Last year at this time, I was trying not to think about kindergarteners. I was still teaching ninth grade English and had just accepted a job teaching technology to K-5. I was excited about the challenge, and I knew that I'd bitten off more than I could chew.

Developing the tech curriculum challenged me to teach programming or at least computational thinking at each elementary grade level. Our school is mid-pivot in technology -- we're in our second year of a middle school 1:2 iPad program, our first year of having a cart of iPads available for elementary, and our last year of two PC labs for the students to use (next year we'll have only one lab). Knowing this, I wanted to design a program that mostly used tablet-based tools.

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Check this out! Thanks to John Evans.

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The idea of teaching children how to code is a great one.  Technology has rapidly changed the world and all of it stems from coding.  Just like most skills, the sooner its learned, the more time it can be mastered, and ultimately effectiveness is maximized.  

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Starting early - preparing for the future?

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Kids should code: why 'computational thinking' needs to be taught in schools

Kids should code: why 'computational thinking' needs to be taught in schools | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING IN K-12 | Scoop.it
Unchecked, automation will destroy many skilled jobs and push people into insecure, unskilled work. The winners will be those who learn how to code
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Recommended Coding Resources and Tools for Beginners | The Programmer's World

Recommended Coding Resources and Tools for Beginners | The Programmer's World | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING IN K-12 | Scoop.it
Recommended coding resources and tools for beginners.

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See also: The Best Resources to learn Programming Online for Free (link provided)

 

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The year we get creeped out by algorithms

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"Algorithmic judgment is the uncanny valley of computing."

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Learning to Code Brings Communities Together

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The best places to learn to code and why digital literacy is so important.
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Students learn new technology through coding - KVUE

Students learn new technology through coding - KVUE | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING IN K-12 | Scoop.it
The next generation of iphone programmers, app designers and creators of technology we can't yet fathom, is already training in the classroom.
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ProjectCSGIRLS

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Registration for the 2015 ProjectCSGIRLS competition is now open! Register  here  by February 15th, 2015. Register by January 1st, 2015 to request a mentor.
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4 Coding Resources From The Khan Academy

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4 Coding Resources From The Khan Academy

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D.C. tech students spend ‘Hour of Code’ at Microsoft

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The students attend the school district’s new IT academies.
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San Diegans join worldwide coding class - U-T San Diego

San Diegans join worldwide coding class - U-T San Diego | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING IN K-12 | Scoop.it
Thousands of county students are participating in largest learning event in history.
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Tynker Launches 10 New Coding Activities to Support the Hour of Code

Tynker Launches 10 New Coding Activities to Support the Hour of Code | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING IN K-12 | Scoop.it
Thousands of schools are participating in Hour of Code, a global initiative to get more kids engaged in computer science. Tynker, a creative platform to help ch

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An Infographic In Celebration of Computer Science Education Week | Edudemic

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It is a competition aimed at raising awareness of Computer Science in a fun and rewarding way. The competition involves solving problems using computational thinking skills.
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