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Coding vs. Programming -- Battle of the Terms!

Kiki Prottsman | Posted 06.12.2015 | Technology
Kiki Prottsman

Whether or not you accept that there are defined differences between the words "coding" and "programming," you should at least be aware of the differences in connotation...especially if you want to keep from hurting the feelings of your friendly neighborhood software developer!

Should We Require Computer Science Classes?

Rajat Bhageria | Posted 03.07.2015 | Technology
Rajat Bhageria

it is precisely because we live in this modern world that this recent subject is so incredibly important; everything around us was in some sense affected by code, and yet most of us cannot even write a simple program that calculates how much gas we use in a year.

What Was It Like to Teach the President of the United States How to Code?

Quora | Posted 02.17.2015 | Technology
Quora

It was only two weeks ago that I had the incredible fortune to personally ask the President of the United States to kick off the Hour of Code by trying it himself. I still can't believe it actually happened.

What is the Hour of Code?

Kiki Prottsman | Posted 02.06.2015 | Education
Kiki Prottsman

The CEO of Code.org, Hadi Partovi, says that the Hour of Code is "a grassroots movement that includes nearly two-hundred partners," many of whom work tirelessly to bring high quality programming experiences to the public, one hour at a time.

It's CSEdWeek: Jump In and Try Doing Computer Science!

Dr. Idit Harel | Posted 02.11.2014 | Education
Dr. Idit Harel

This week is a very special week in the United States and the world: everyone is invited to try what computer science is all about.

Make Coding Cool: Hour of Code

Jo-Ann Fox | Posted 02.10.2014 | Education
Jo-Ann Fox

Do your students think coding is cool? This week, all across the United States, kids are discovering the joy of coding.

Obama Urges Americans To Learn To Code

techcrunch.com | Posted 02.08.2014 | Huffpost Code

Back in January, brothers Ali Partovi and Hadi Partovi launched a new non-profit organization called Code.org with a simple mission: Change the percep...

Empowering America's Rising Workforce--Latina Girls--in Computing and Innovation

Dr. Idit Harel | Posted 10.11.2013 | Impact
Dr. Idit Harel

It recently came to my attention, that throughout the nation, young men and women who are Latino are, unfortunately, caught on the wrong side of the digital divide.

Iranian-American Tech Brothers Lead Charge to Reform U.S. Educational System

Trita Parsi | Posted 07.09.2013 | Impact
Trita Parsi

In the eyes of most Americans, Iranian Americans are not yet known as givers or as a community that takes the lead for social change in America. That's why the Code.org initiative by twin-brothers Hadi and Ali Partovi is so different.

Code.org - Coding Is Not as Hard as You Think

Lesley Chilcott | Posted 02.28.2013 | Technology
Lesley Chilcott

You can debate the pros and cons of the internet, social media, and modern technology but the bottom line is it's everywhere. So do you help shape it, or are you shaped by it?

Zuckerberg And Will.i.am Agree: Coding Is Cool

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 02.28.2013 | Technology

If you're dissatisfied with your dead-end job, watching this new Code.org video might push you over the edge and have you quitting before the end of t...