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Needing and Wanting to Learn: What we do NOT do in our classrooms well

If you’ve read any of my blogs, you know that I am passionate about student-led, project-based learning environments. I believe in active learning where the students are actively acquiring knowledge and are proactive in their own learning and understanding….as well … Continue reading

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It’s Time: COMPUTER SCIENCE

http://www.livescience.com/56587-how-ddos-cyberattack-caused-internet-outage.html Hey world. This happened today and my guess is 50% of the people out there read the article and don’t really know what it means. 40% didn’t read the article. WE HAVE TO CHANGE THIS. Most of us are … Continue reading

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NCWIT: Recognizing females in high school in Computer Science

It’s that time of the year where NCWIT, National Council for Women in Technology, takes time to recognize girls across the country for their accomplishments and interest in Computer Science. Over the decades as technology, gadgets, networks, computers, and software … Continue reading

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That’s Computer Science?

I understand many people in the world don’t really know what Computer Science is. First let me explain clearly what it is not: It is not Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, or Google Apps. It is not photo editing. It is … Continue reading

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The Changing of the Nerd

Finally being a nerd is cool. Being a nerd is marketable, profitable, and even sexy. It’s also finally realistic and advantageous and certainly needed by society. There was a time where access to electronic and digital tools was non-existent for … Continue reading

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Girls in CS: WHY IT MATTERS

Congratulations to hundreds of high school girls around the country who have just been recognized by NCWIT( National Council for Women in Technology) at the national and/or state level for their accomplishments and participation in Computer Science. In my home … Continue reading

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Why Computer Science?

In celebration of National Computer Science week, I am republishing this post. ENJOY! The digital world is such a dynamic world. That’s what I love about it. But how can we possible know or even imagine what our world is … Continue reading

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Out-of-the-box scheduling for schools

As we look deep to analyze our education system, we usually tend to focus solely on obvious targets such as curriculum, testing, standards, and teacher evaluations. But, there is one additional aspect of education that might be worth taking a … Continue reading

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The thing no one talks about

our grand parents did it our parents did it(although I really cannot picture that) we did it God knows teenagers do it homework …..ahhhh yes…. homework…homework…homework. of course, what else could I have been talking about? It’s tradition. A right … Continue reading

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GRADES – Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Grades are a major source of stress for every person involved in education: teachers, students, parents, and administrators. But, is the effort that goes into “grades” worth it? Is the benefit there? First, let’s make sure we do not confuse … Continue reading

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