- link making to curriculum that teachers are doing in the classroom
- not corporatize it with tests, common core alignment, accountability, structure (BUT WHAT’S WRONG WITH STRUCTURE?)
- make it not only the purview of middle/upper-class white kids and white teachers whose schools can afford laser cutters, drones, 3d printers.
Creative and fun “maker spaces” are popping up in more schools. But administrators and teachers face big hurdles if they want them to be a sustainable part of the curriculum.
Coding and writing are judged by many of the same standards: elegance, concision, even beauty.
What are the real reasons to introduce kids to coding? A teacher reveals how coding can help your child be a better thinker, creator and problem-solver
There’s value in recognizing and attending to the problems we struggle with; it not only provides an opportunity to learn, but also to become better calibrated in our predictions, says Tania Lombrozo.
Anthropologist Barbara J. King explores new research on wild apes who throw stones at trees and cache them to use again — a behavior not seen and documented before and that some say may be ritual.
Computers are not just about programming. There’s also a lot of theory — and science — behind technology. Coding bootcamps often downplay theory, and some university programs are too heavy on it.