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Supercomputing requires math, thinking skills, algebra and computational thinking and an awareness of gateways to computing.
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Google's Lesson Plans for Teaching Computational Thinking ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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In Pictures: 14 Raspberry Pi projects primed for IT

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In Pictures: 14 Raspberry Pi projects primed for IT
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Hero hacks: 14 Raspberry Pi projects primed for IT You have to hand it to Eben Upton and crew for the Raspberry Pi.

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Coding Together at Scale: GitHub as a Collaborative Social Network

GitHub is the most popular repository for open source code. It has more than 3.5 million users, as the company declared in April 2013, and more than 10 million repositories, as of December 2013. It has a publicly accessible API and, since March 2012, it also publishes a stream of all the events occurring on public projects. Interactions among GitHub users are of a complex nature and take place in different forms. Developers create and fork repositories, push code, approve code pushed by others, bookmark their favorite projects and follow other developers to keep track of their activities.
In this paper we present a characterization of GitHub, as both a social network and a collaborative platform. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first quantitative study about the interactions happening on GitHub. We analyze the logs from the service over 18 months (between March 11, 2012 and September 11, 2013), describing 183.54 million events and we obtain information about 2.19 million users and 5.68 million repositories, both growing linearly in time. We show that the distributions of the number of contributors per project, watchers per project and followers per user show a power-law-like shape. We analyze social ties and repository-mediated collaboration patterns, and we observe a remarkably low level of reciprocity of the social connections. We also measure the activity of each user in terms of authored events and we observe that very active users do not necessarily have a large number of followers. Finally, we provide a geographic characterization of the centers of activity and we investigate how distance influences collaboration.

 

Coding Together at Scale: GitHub as a Collaborative Social Network
Antonio Lima, Luca Rossi, Mirco Musolesi

http://arxiv.org/abs/1407.2535


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Teachers feel unprepared for September's new computing curriculum - Ed Exec

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Teachers feel unprepared for September's new computing curriculum
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All children over the age of five will be taught computational thinking and basic coding. Secondary school students will be required to study several programming languages.
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Computer science education – Is there a crisis? | Impact Lab

Computer science education – Is there a crisis? | Impact Lab | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING IN K-12 | Scoop.it

to focus only on computer-science majors misses a larger point. As Ms. Raja argues in her essay, simply teaching kids how to code shouldn’t be the only goal. Just as important—or perhaps more so—is teaching kids how to think like a computer programmer—what is called “computational thinking.” She highlights some current efforts to teach computational thinking in elementary and secondary schools, particularly to girls and members of minority groups, who remain woefully underrepresented among computer-science degree-holders and professionalcomputer programmers.

And while teaching computational thinking may result in more computer-science degrees, the more important contribution it will make is giving more people across all fields the ability to solve problems like a computer scientist and to speak the language of computer programming.


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If there

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If there (RT @LorenaABarba: If there's Computational Thinking, there's Computational Learning—slides for my #SciPy2014 keynote
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SIGCSE Keynote #1 - Computational Thinking For All, Robert M. Panoff, Shodor Education Foundation

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Bob Panoff delivers a humorous, inspiring and insightful talk on what we mean by Computational Thinking and how we can achieve good results with our students.
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Free coding classes aim to end tech employment gap for minorities - FOX 9 News

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Free coding classes aim to end tech employment gap for minorities
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... West St. Paul, they've already got students starting to code at an early age.
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Learn to Code; Create Amazing Things

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Coding Bootcamps Do What Higher Ed and Recruiting Can't

Coding Bootcamps Do What Higher Ed and Recruiting Can't | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING IN K-12 | Scoop.it
How coding bootcamps are replacing recruiting and workplace training. They're going after higher ed next, and they may be spreading to other professions.
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CSTA | Computational Thinking | Tecnologia, ped...

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CSTA | Computational Thinking on Tecnologia, pedagogia e conteúdos (TPACK) - TIC em contexto Educativo curated by Fernanda Ledesma (CSTA | Computational Thinking | @scoopit http://t.co/TKG4XTPUBD)...
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What Chicago's 'Array of Things' Will Actually Do - Chicagomag.com

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What Chicago's 'Array of Things' Will Actually Do
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It's an ambitious project, the brainchild of scientists at the Urban Center for Computational Data at the University of Chicago.
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Six clicks: History of supercomputers -- fast, faster, fastest | ZDNet

Six clicks: History of supercomputers -- fast, faster, fastest | ZDNet | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING IN K-12 | Scoop.it
From CDC's 40MHz "supercomputer" to 2014's Tianhe-2's 33.86 PetaFlops per second, supercomputers are continuing to push computing to its ultimate limits.
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How To Save Money and Paper With The Google Docs FAX Feature

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These tools give you the ability to create and fax documents on the fly via Google Docs. Even on your mobile!

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Programming Languages: Is Coding the New Literacy? - Muncie Voice

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Programming Languages: Is Coding the New Literacy?
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“Coding is the new literacy,” said Mitchel Resnick, professor of Learning Research at the MIT Media Lab and director of the Lab's Lifelong Kindergarten research group.
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Raspberry Pi competition aims to trigger interest in programming and coding in ... - ITProPortal

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This Little Robot Teaches Preschoolers Basic Programming Before They Can Even Read

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How early is too early to learn coding? If there's a bottom limit, these designers haven't found it.
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QSITE 2014 - Computational Thinking as a 4 Step Process

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Conrad Wolfram argues that Mathematics Education today should involve problem solving that is essentially a four step process. His steps are: Posing the right question  – of a real world problem/is...

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Coding for Kindergarteners

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Teaching young children to code is far from a tedious exercise with the thoughtful, age-appropriate use of game-like apps and robotic devices.

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Group aims to teach African-American girls coding for tech future

Group aims to teach African-American girls coding for tech future | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING IN K-12 | Scoop.it
When it comes to most tech industries, only a small percentage of the workforce is made up of African-American women. One group plans to change that. (Building Apps & positive attitudes!
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Why Google's Offering Free Coding Classes to Women - Shape

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Tech behemoth Google is trying to change that by offering three months of coding classes free to women and minorities. The new initiative, announced at the Google I/O developer's conference this year, comes on the heels of ...
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China has the fastest supercomputer, but the US still rules - Computerworld

China has the fastest supercomputer, but the US still rules - Computerworld | COMPUTATIONAL THINKING IN K-12 | Scoop.it
China has the fastest supercomputer, but the US still rules
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Computerworld - More powerful supercomputers enable higher resolutions for modeling and simulations, more complex science, and the possibility of breakthrough discoveries.
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Thinking Computing At Schools: Computational Th...

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Thinking Computing At Schools: Computational Thinking on Tecnologia, pedagogia e conteúdos (TPACK) - TIC em contexto Educativo curated by Fernanda Ledesma (Thinking Computing At Schools: Computational Thinking | @scoopit
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The Sitdown: Jessie Chavez, software engineer at Google Chicago who ... - Chicago Sun-Times

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It's all about concepts: Troubleshooting, computational thinking, algorithmic thinking and problem-solving, from kindergarten through 12th grade.
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We’ve Partnered With Google to Support Women & Minorities—Here’s Why

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It’s an important day here at Code School. If you’ve been following along with the Google I/O conference in San Francisco, you may have heard we’re teaming up with Google and its Women Techmakers...
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Coding Bootcamp Scholarships for Women

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Coding Bootcamp Scholarships for Women There are many coding bootcamps out there that provide scholarships for women to cover all or part of tuition and living expenses. Coding bootcamps are eager to...
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