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CT for Developing Dispositions

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According to the International Society for Technology in Education and the Computer Science Teachers Association, the set of dispositions that student practice and internalize while learning about CT can include: 

  • confidence in dealing with complexity,
  • persistence in working with difficult problems,
  • the ability to handle ambiguity,
  • the ability to deal with open-ended problems,
  • setting aside differences to work with others to achieve a common goal or solution, and
  • knowing one's strengths and weaknesses when working with others.

https://blog.google/topics/education/computational-thinking-dispositions-perspective/

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Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity

My new favorite quote:

"When you know something deeply, it’s hard to remember that others don’t."

Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity

 

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Effective Strategies for Computing Educators in Alternative Sessions | CS for All Teachers

Effective Instructional Approaches in Alternative Settings

  • 3D Printing. Provide students access to a 3D printer. Some juvenile justice facilities have sold holiday ornaments made with the 3D printers!
  • Mystery Skype. Invite experts to talk with your class via Skype.
  • Coding and Programming. Encourage students to code through programs like Hour of Code or by teaching JavaScript and Karel, which allows for creative problem solving.  
  • Makerspace. Creative, DIY spaces where people can gather to create, invent, and learn and often include a 3D printer. Learn more at: http://spaces.makerspace.com/

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STEM + Computing

As computing has become an integral part of the practice of modern science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), the STEM + Computing Partnerships program seeks to address the urgent need to prepare students from the early grades through high school in the essential skills, competencies, and dispositions needed to succeed in a computationally-dependent world. Thus, STEM+C advances the integration of computational thinking and computing activities in early childhood education through high school (pre-K-12) to provide a strong and developmental foundation in computing and computational thinking through the integration of computing in STEM teaching and learning, and/or the applied integration of STEM content in pre-K-12 computer science education.

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My Dissertation in a Haiku

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Today I stumbled across Dissertation Haiku and decided to write my own:

 

what are the factors

that encourage women to

persist in CS

 

Female Computer Science Undergraduates: Reflections on Participation in the Academic Computer Science Landscape

My dissertation is a phenomenological study designed to investigate the lived experience of women in undergraduate computer science programs to better understand the factors that might encourage or discourage their participation in the field.

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Computational thinking from a dispositions perspective

This post written by Chris Stephenson and Joyce Malyn-Smith explores "the relationship between CT as a problem solving model, and the dispositions or habits of mind that it can build in students of all ages."

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Women and CS History

Women and CS History

The significant contributions by women to the developemnt of the computer and CS continue to be overlooked. Most recently in this article by @cdixon for @TheAtlantic: How Aristotle created the computer.

It is important to bring to light the contributions by women and remind people of the work of Denis Gürer and others.