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How Google Is Changing Education

“Education lies at the very core of our company’s mission, to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.” — Page and Brin Google and other search engines are fundamentally changing the way our brains process and retain information. Is Google Making Us Stupid? When printed books were just introduced in the human… Read More ›

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Designing Women

Women account for only 11 percent of game designers and 3 percent of programmers, surprised ? Check out this infographic shared by www.webdesigndegreecenter.org. Source: WebDesignDegreeCenter.org The Numbers 51% of U.S households own a dedicated game console. Women 18 or older represent a significantly greater portion of the game-playing population (31%) than boys age 17 or… Read More ›

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The Mind-Bending Future of Computer Science

This infographic is shared by www.topcomputersciencedegrees.com, enjoy the amazing projects from computer scientists! Source: TopComputerScienceDegrees.com By the year 2018, there will be 1.4 million computer specialist jobs available, but only enough college graduates to fill a fraction of them. Here are some amazing projects that may become a part of our future, thanks to computer scientists…. Read More ›

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Open Educational Materials Made by The World’s Design Elite (#OER)

The Interaction Design Foundation was founded in 2002 by Mads Soegaard, formerly an employee of The Danish National Technological Institute; a partner at a web development company and a lecturer at the University of Aarhus in Denmark. In 2010, Mads was joined at Interaction-Design.org by his wife Rikke Friis Dam, an independent consultant, filmmaker and… Read More ›

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Closing The Gender Gap In Computer Science

Technology companies with more women in management positions have a 34% higher return on investments. How to close the gender gap in Computer Science? This infographic from Best Computer Science Schools tries to answer this question. Source: Best Computer Science Schools Sources: http://anitaborg.org/news/profiles-of-technical-women/famous-women-in-computer-science/ http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/03/science/giving-women-the-access-code.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0 http://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/articles/2012/07/12/computer-science-continues-growth-on-college-campuses http://www.cs.purdue.edu/history/history.html http://www-03.ibm.com/ibm/history/ibm100/us/en/icons/compsci/ http://chronicle.com/article/Rebooting-Recruiting-to-Get/135282/ http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/17/science/17comp.html?ex=1178856000&en=8bbc752aa6e61e7a&ei=5070&_r=0 http://www.policymic.com/articles/60305/8-women-who-are-taking-the-tech-world-by-storm http://blog.newrelic.com/2013/08/19/infographic-the-fiercest-women-in-tech-and-why-we-need-more-like-them/?utm_source=TWIT&utm_medium=social_media&utm_content=womenintech&utm_campaign=promotedtweet&mpc=SM-TWIT-generic-en-100-womenintech-august http://blog.newrelic.com/wp-content/uploads/NewRelic_FiercestWomeninTech_FINAL1.png http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/meet-some-of-silicon-valleys-female-executives/2012/07/17/gJQA67aerW_gallery.html#photo=5

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Two U.S. Pilot Programs Putting Coding into Curriculum

Are our school curricula preparing children for the future need of workplace? Think again. Last month, Beaver became the first school in the United States to implement computer coding into each of its classes. MacDonald, who’s been teaching at Beaver for 16 years, is head of the math department. He also holds an MFA in poetry. After… Read More ›

A Coding Hand for Designing Eyes

Greetings All, and welcome to what I hope is the first of many contributory installments for Classroom-Aid. I am typically an animator and visual designer type person, but today I’m going to add yet another chapeau to my already tipping stack of hats and expound on an emerging area of endeavor for me. So journey… Read More ›

Learning Java by Playing Video Games

Computer scientists at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) have created a video game that teaches students how to program in Java by casting spells and saving the world. The game, called CodeSpells, is a first-person, problem-solving adventure game, where the player takes the role of a wizard exploring a fantasy world inhabited by…well, gnomes. In this game, you… Read More ›

Teaching Kids to Program Using Scratch and the Kinect

Stephen is a computer science lecturer with the Institute of Technology Tallaght, where he lectures on Software Development and Interactive Media Design & Development. He focuses on creative coding and interactive art using technologies such as Processing, openFrameworks, Cinder and OpenGL. He is also the author of Kinect2Scratch : Kinect2Scratch allows data from the Microsoft Kinect… Read More ›

Computational Thinking: A Digital Age Skill for All

Preparing students for their future in a rapidly changing world.  A video from ISTE, CSTA, and NSF tells you how. (Scooped by Jean-Charles Blondeau onto Education 3.0, that’s where we came across this introductory video) This video points to a computational thinking (CT) resource page on ISTE, the following free resources are provided. The CT Toolkit – You can use resources in… Read More ›

Learn Coding Like Learning New Languages

Estonia is implementing a new education program that will have 100 percent of publicly educated students learning to write code. Called ProgeTiiger, the new initiative aims to turn children from avid consumers of technology  into developers of technology. So maybe you are like us asking : before our governments have computer programming courses integrated into… Read More ›

The Intersection of Mobile Media and Place-Based Learning

Augmented Reality and Interactive Storytelling (ARIS) is an open source authoring platform that enables users to create place-based or narrative gaming activities designed for teaching and learning. Augmented reality enhances an indirect or direct view of reality through computer-generated sensory input, as opposed to rendering a “virtual” reality. Using GPS and QR Codes, ARIS players… Read More ›

STEM Ed: CodeHS Wants To Teach Every American High Schooler How To Code

Founded by Stanford students Zach Galant and Jeremy Keeshin and incubated at StartX and Imagine K12, CodeHS is an online program built for high school students (and teachers) with no previous coding experience that intends to provide an easy and fun way to learn computer science. To help support the early development and pilots, CodeHS… Read More ›

Free Resources Help Kids (and Educators) Learn to Code Step by Step

Hoping to get students into coding? Enter Codecademy. The New York-based startup, which teaches users how to code through a free, interactive website, is now packaging its popular online lessons into free, bite-sized kits for teachers and librarians to launch their own mini-Codecademies in class or after school. – via The Digital Shift Codecademy is a fun and… Read More ›

50 Places to Learn Coding Online (for Free)

by Angelita Williams, onlinecollegecourses.com If you’re curious about learning a programming language then you’re in luck: there’s no shortage of resources for learning how to code online. University-level courses, tutorials, cheat sheets, and coding communities all offer excellent ways to pick up a new language, and maybe even a new job, too. Read on, and you’ll discover… Read More ›