We've come a long way in advancing K-12 computer science education over the past 10 years. We've got a long way to go. These two statements may seem at odds with each other, but it all depends on who "we" are. Lately I've been talking about computer science education in wider circles, and I've noticed that … Continue reading Stop saying we don’t know what Computational Thinking is!
When I was at Project Lead The Way in 2014 - 2016 I created an "unplugged" activity that I named Rosie's Runtime. Rosie has been popping up a lot lately, and I'm realizing that it's quite possibly becoming a staple of early computer science education. I've built, written, and created a lot of artifacts over … Continue reading Rosie’s Runtime
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I wrote my first line of code when I was in fourth grade; I created a two-line program in BASIC that printed my name over and over. I was hooked! I continued to take "computers" once a week in a voluntary pull-out program until 8th grade. I loved the clacking of the keys on the … Continue reading The Beginning