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Anti-Exams: A different approach to final exams

(Please note, this idea was also the idea that I submitted for my application to the Microsoft Expert Educator Program for which I was selected. Here is the video I submitted as part of that application. I presented about this … 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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Are you irrelevant?

(attention to my international friends: This post is very much targeted at an American audience) I hope the words in that question terrify you. It does me. I want to take a moment to bring your attention to something which … Continue reading

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Questions

This is my second “Questions” post. The first was so well received that it warranted another. (and by well received I mean I definitively got some passionate responses coming from all sides) The following questions are specifically asked here because … Continue reading

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Hour of Code and National Computer Science Week

(December 8 – 14) Do we really need to dedicate an entire week dedicated to bringing attention to our discipline? Uhm YES Do we really need to try engage an entire planet in just trying out our “discipline” for an … Continue reading

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