Oh dear. This is exactly the WRONG conclusion to reach. It’s the conclusion that “highly selective” colleges use, and it’s perfectly, exactly, precisely beside the point of good education. The incoming and outgoing gatekeepers are NOT the locus of preparation. The teaching is.
Open problems. Growth mindset.
Great exercise: “My favorite no.” – have students submit answers on index cards. Walk through an incorrect one on the board (anonymously). Everyone gains insight from the misconceptions and mistakes.
Despite skepticism from some parts of the mathematics field, new strategies are emerging for teachers to help students develop positive learning attitudes toward math.
Vintage Apple2 games and educational programs, documentation, images, disk images, manuals, and online emulators
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Some of the cool folks at Concordia University’s Education faculty are using Spaceteam as an ESL teaching tool.
Elliott Hauser: We should not just teach code, we should “teach with code.”
“People well-educated in the liberal arts with some knowledge of computer science are needed to help decide what computers ought to do.”
HENRY M. WALKER Grinnell College
CHARLES KELEMEN Swarthmore College
Via the CSTA: a boom in CS enrollments is prompting expansion among universities – and they’re taking the opportunity to redesign those spaces to better fit collaboration and inter-disciplinary work.
Computer science surge sparks campus building boom | Network World.
Special attention to “why is it so hard to program?” >> language design. Relates to Brian Silverman conversation.