In Honour of Computer Science Education Week

Alas, Computer Science Education week always happens during our black-out week so we are not able to schedule an Hour of Code with our students. But the least I can do is give you something entertaining and thought-provoking  to help you procrastinate with your marking…

Here is a 15-minute podcast from Planet Money entitled When Women Stopped Coding, about why the numbers of women dropped so rapidly in the 80s (1984 to be exact).

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Why not try your hand at one of the Hour of Code workshops? I recommend the Khan academy introduction to javascript or the Code Academy  one!

I have also been reading this interactive article that gives a very in-depth but accessible guide to what is meant when we say “Code”. It is long, so I recommend reading it in chunks, but it is also very thorough!

 

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An Infographic In Celebration of Computer Science Education Week | Edudemic

Check out these amazing info graphics about technological advancements in different fields. The discussion questions are also worth looking at – it gets students to think about not only the future of technology but the ethical and practical applications of it. From nanoscale devices to smart prosthetics, these info graphics give a nice, quick visual of the the different ways computer science affects our lives.

Source: www.edudemic.com

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