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Changing mindsets over learning coding - Daily Genius

Changing mindsets over learning coding - Daily Genius | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Learning coding is hard - how can you scaffold pupils and support their learning?
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How do you deal with: It’s boring’,  ’Do I have to do it. Why do I need to learn to code?’

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Why Schools Have to Introduce Students to Programming (3 Steps to Get Started)

Why Schools Have to Introduce Students to Programming (3 Steps to Get Started) | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Some Countries are Adding This Vital Skill Set to the Curriculum in Their Schools, but Many Are Lagging


As technology becomes more prevalent, it is more and more important to educate our children in in the field of computer science....

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In the next 10 years, in the US alone, there are suppose to be over a million computer science jobs-with less than 1/2 million people to fill the spots. Hint: Maybe a picture with girls in it too would help...

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Tech Tools That Will Save Time

Tech Tools That Will Save Time | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

"Training. www.learnthat.com is a resource for free training -- get your staff comfortable with technology at little or no direct cost."

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This is geared towards "medical/health" employees, but I liked the tip for short free training available on computers and software, for those of us who have faculty and staff that are short on computer skills or need to update their computer/software skills: Learnthat Tutorials: http://learnthat.com/tutorials/

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Women in STEM Majors Offer Solutions for Gender Imbalance

Women in STEM Majors Offer Solutions for Gender Imbalance | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Survey: Challenges persist for college women in STEM, but mentorships and other strategies can help close the gap.
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Ugh-I totally emphasize-when I was a computer programming student and later a programmer, I was usually one of a few women in the lab or office...unfortunately, the same can be said of permanent vs adjunct STEM computer instructors-at my community college..

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Wrong! Free computers don’t affect educational outcomes

Wrong! Free computers don’t affect educational outcomes | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Makes you wonder how on earth earth such misguided studies can even be commissioned. Also makes you curious about who is really behind the funding of research that misleads readers into believing that poor kids don’t need the same tools their wealthier peers use for success.
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