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NRC K-12 Science Framework ducks the question of computer science

NRC K-12 Science Framework ducks the question of computer science | Computing Education | Scoop.it
The new K-12 Science Framework report from the National Research Council does mention CS, but doesn’t include it as part of the core framework.
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ACM Urges Inclusion of Computer Science in K12 Core Curriculum — Association for Computing Machinery

ACM Urges Inclusion of Computer Science in K12 Core Curriculum — Association for Computing Machinery | Computing Education | Scoop.it
Although the National Research Council’s newly released Framework for K-12 Science Education provides a helpful next step in revising the existing scientific ideas and practices for all U.S. students to know by the end of high school, ACM is concerned that computing and computer science are not yet included as a core part of the framework for mathematics and science K-12 education despite substantial input from the computing community...
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Learning Styles are dead. Long live Learning Styles

Learning Styles are dead. Long live Learning Styles | Computing Education | Scoop.it
Your teaching and research activity partially leans on the assumption that students have different learning styles. But then someone tells you that learning styles don't exist. What?...
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10000 things all ICS students should do before graduating | Tagide

It’s Commencement time! So I thought I’d compile a list of 1010 10000 things I believe all ICS students should have done (by themselves) by the time they get their diplomas. With luck, students have come across some of these in courses...
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Computer Science's 'Sputnik Moment'? - Room for Debate - NYTimes.com

Computer Science's 'Sputnik Moment'? - Room for Debate - NYTimes.com | Computing Education | Scoop.it
Computer science is a hot major again. It had been in the doldrums after the dot-com bust a decade ago, but with the social media gold rush and the success of "The Social Network," computer science departments are transforming themselves to meet the demand. At Harvard, the size of the introductory computer science class has nearly quadrupled in five years.
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Shrinking our turf: Defining CS out of Interaction Design

Shrinking our turf: Defining CS out of Interaction Design | Computing Education | Scoop.it
A member of the SIGCSE mailing list asked the other day for recommendations on teaching a course on “HCI or Interaction Design.”  We at Georgia Tech teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses like that, and I figured that lots of others...
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Software as Self-Expression

Today's students have grown-up tech savvy. They live in a world of exploring the Web and of personalizing their devices. Cyberspace is the anytime, anywhere laboratory where you can design and run your own experiments by writing just a little software....
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Ceibal Project: A Country-Wide Gamble on Educational Technology

Ceibal Project: A Country-Wide Gamble on Educational Technology | Computing Education | Scoop.it
Alan Kay sent me a link to this interesting video.  I hadn’t heard of the Ceibal Project before — according to the video, 100% of schoolchildren in Uruguay now have OLPC laptops, and 92% of the schools have Internet access.
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Computer Science Is Central to Our Future - Room for Debate - NYTimes.com

Computer Science Is Central to Our Future - Room for Debate - NYTimes.com | Computing Education | Scoop.it
There is no field with greater impact or leverage than computer science.
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A History of College Grade Inflation – NYTimes.com

A History of College Grade Inflation – NYTimes.com | Computing Education | Scoop.it
Thanks to Barry Brown for the link!  The graphs in these articles really tell the story — highly recommended perusing:

What accounts for the higher G.P.A.’s over the last few decades?
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Who Are We – Now? | June 2011 | Communications of the ACM

Who Are We – Now? | June 2011 | Communications of the ACM | Computing Education | Scoop.it
Considerable progress has been made toward the formation of a computing profession since we started tracking it in this column a decade ago.
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Revista ReVisión de la AENUI | ES Computing Education

El capítulo español de SIGCSE colabora con la AENUI (Asociación de Enseñantes Universitarios de la Informática) en la difusión mutua de anuncios de interés sobre la docencia en informática y, en particular, en la docencia universitaria en informática.
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Teach Yourself Programming in Ten Years

Walk into any bookstore, and you'll see how to Teach Yourself Java in 7 Days alongside endless variations offering to teach Visual Basic, Windows, the Internet, and so on in a few days or hours...
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Computer Science Tuition Could Rise Faster than Other Degrees Under New WA Rules | Xconomy

Computer Science Tuition Could Rise Faster than Other Degrees Under New WA Rules | Xconomy | Computing Education | Scoop.it
With a hot market for their skills and employers who offer top-notch salaries and benefits, should computer science students pay more for their bachelor's...
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Los jóvenes no siguen el paso de la sociedad de la información - Tendencias Científicas

Los jóvenes no siguen el paso de la sociedad de la información - Tendencias Científicas | Computing Education | Scoop.it
Los jóvenes no siguen el paso de la sociedad de la informaciónTendencias CientíficasPor último no han faltado iniciativas legislativas, como la Computer Science Education Act, presentada hace ahora un año, que pretende impulsar la formación de...
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The Perils of JavaSchools - Joel on Software

The Perils of JavaSchools - Joel on Software | Computing Education | Scoop.it
Are pointers and recursion the Latin and Greek of Computer Science?
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Hollywood Spurs Surge in Computer Science Majors

Hollywood Spurs Surge in Computer Science Majors | Computing Education | Scoop.it
Educators and technologists say films like “The Social Network” and celebrity entrepreneurs are inspiring more students to earn computer science degrees.
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It Starts in High School - Room for Debate - NYTimes.com

'You should not use introductory computer science courses as filters (to wash out students) but as launching pads.'...
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