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I am interested in the application of the learning sciences and in leveraging technology tools in the service of learning. I am passionate about encouraging diverse participation in CS and understanding the role of women in the field.

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Exclusive: How to Break Up the Silicon Valley Boys’ Club | Vanity Fair

Susan Wojcicki on diversity in Silicon Valley.

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Project Include

Important work that we need to pay attention to.

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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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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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The Psychology of Computer Programming, by Gerald Weinberg

On my reading list: The Psychology of Computer Programming, a book by Gerald Weinberg. Why? I saw this quote on compassionatecoding.com and really liked it:

 

"Computer programming is a human activity…and yet…many people—many programmers—have never considered programming in this light." 

 

—Gerald Weinberg, The Psychology of Computer Programming, 1971

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