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Computer Science Education

Encoding a Next Generation

Dan Rockmore | Posted 12.12.2016 | Education
Dan Rockmore

In my last post I argued (or cried) for a renewed valuing of and inculcation of "critical thinking" skills as a bulwark and counteroffensive to the i...

Why Computer Science Education in K-12 Settings Is Becoming Increasingly Essential

ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery | Posted 09.14.2016 | Education
ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery

By Mehran Sahami Professor and Associate Chair for Education in the Computer Science Department, Stanford University, and Co-chair of ACM's Education...

Computer Science Education Made Fun and Easy

Pavita Singh, MPH | Posted 08.23.2016 | Education
Pavita Singh, MPH

Knowing how to code is the wave of the future. Being able to code helps you to break down problems procedurally and think of new ideas in terms of processes. If you see something in the world that's inefficient, a knowledge of code allows you to come up with concrete solutions.

Dear Congress, Give Leila the Opportunity to Learn Computer Science

Pat Yongpradit | Posted 04.26.2016 | Education
Pat Yongpradit

On Tuesday April 26th, America’s leading CEOs, governors, and educators united to support an open letter to Congress, asking for funding to provide ...

The Benefits Of Being A 'Dumb' Girl In Computer Science

Catherine Clennan | Posted 04.13.2016 | Technology
Catherine Clennan

Exposing my vulnerabilities publicly and confidently gave that girl the strength she needed to participate. That's when I knew exactly what I wanted to do with my life -- I want to use computer science to inspire other women to explore computer science.

IPOed: Tech@NYU Offering the Public More

Sanjna Verma | Posted 03.31.2016 | Technology
Sanjna Verma

Tech@NYU is not your average organization. With more than 10,000 unique students attending events throughout the year, it is the largest technology-or...

Computer Science Education in the Age of CS for All

ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery | Posted 03.15.2016 | Education
ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery

For many individuals and organizations, having CS education raised to the level of being a national priority is a dream come true.

Tips for Parents Who Want to Help Their Child Learn More About Computer Science

Mo Fong | Posted 12.08.2016 | Technology
Mo Fong

All parents should understand the critical role that they play in shaping their students' mindset for lifelong learning and see the power of computer science to make our lives and the lives of those around us better.

What Students And Teachers Really Think About Computer Science In Schools

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 11.17.2015 | Politics

Teachers who work at the poorest schools are more likely to think that computer science is vital to their students’ futures, but are less likely to ...

Internet and Society - Looking Toward the Future

ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery | Posted 10.12.2016 | Technology
ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery

Computers, computational algorithms, new forms of computing such as quantum computing, and the aggregation of large amounts of measured data have set the stage for new discoveries and insights about the world around us and in us.

America's Combat Towards Government Surveillance

Joshua Ebrahimi | Posted 06.13.2015 | Education
Joshua Ebrahimi

While focusing on liberal arts is definitely important to teach our children, John Oliver's uncovering of Americans ill-informed comprehension of the Internet proves we need to place computer science at the same core level as math, science, history and reading.

Recruiting Great Teachers Starts With Eliminating the Status Quo

Vince Bertram | Posted 06.01.2015 | Education
Vince Bertram

If the United States is to continue as a world leader, we must lead the world in education. And to provide the highest quality education, we must attract the highest quality teachers.

Why Pi Day Matters

Morgan Reed | Posted 05.14.2015 | Technology
Morgan Reed

March 14th is a special date that math enthusiasts and educators mark on their calendars every year. It's Pi Day, and many celebrate the occasion by highlighting the critical importance of computer science education.

Free Devices Will Help 1 Million U.K. Students Learn To Code

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 03.16.2015 | Good News

Coding is the door to the digital future, and kids are holding the key. On Thursday, the BBC launched a major initiative called Make it Digital th...

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.

Obama Writes His First Line Of Code

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 12.09.2014 | Technology

Obama became the first president in U.S. history to write a line of code Monday.

What Can You Do With Code?

Jeremy Pesner | Posted 01.31.2015 | Technology
Jeremy Pesner

While there is no shortage of schools, tutorials and other means to learn code (and even other resources extolling the benefits), its inherent value has not been communicated well.

Why Is the Computer Science Education Act Now the Most Broadly Co-Sponsored Education Bill in the House?

Daniel Kent | Posted 12.08.2014 | College
Daniel Kent

Underpinning what is now known as the Third Industrial Revolution, computers and information technology have influenced the the direction of our nation and redefined social norms and youths' aspirations.

The Global Search for Education: Can I Have a Hammer?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 07.01.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"We need to let kids discover the problems they want to solve, like Steve Jobs, Jack Dorsey or 15-year-old Jack Andraka who created the pancreatic can...

Computer Science Education: A Path Forward in Global Youth Unemployment Crisis

Lori Forte Harnick | Posted 03.23.2014 | Impact
Lori Forte Harnick

If we do not mobilize to provide these vital tools, skills and education, we will squander the incredible potential of the world's youth and put at risk our future global economic security.

Why Teach Computer Science in High Schools?

Brian Heese | Posted 02.11.2014 | Impact
Brian Heese

There is a lot of debate about whether we need more STEM-skilled professionals. Skills taught in classes like computer programming develop students in ways that help them over the long term.

In the Throes of an Inflection Point

Antonio D'souza | Posted 02.05.2014 | Impact
Antonio D'souza

We are in the throes of an inflection point in the ease of materializing and exploiting new ideas. All one needs is a new idea, the will to create and enough domain knowledge to get the ball rolling.

Tessa Ann Taylor, an Up and Coming Twenty-Something High Tech Entrepreneur, Shares Her Story and Offers Insights to STEM Girls

Diane Propsner | Posted 02.03.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

"I take inspiration every day from my fellow Smithies, all of whom are equally ambitious. They are an impressive (albeit sometimes intimidating) group of women, of which I am blessed to be a part."

Education Can Be Recreation This Thanksgiving

Kiki Prottsman | Posted 01.26.2014 | Parents
Kiki Prottsman

Chances are, you're going to have a hard time trying to avoid technology this Thanksgiving... so why not surprise your family by embracing the robotic uprising this year, rather than trying to prevent it?

How Diversity in Computer Programming Will Benefit Everyone

Rebecca Novak | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Rebecca Novak

There are many obstacles for students to learn computer science. Whether or not one believes that everyone can be a programmer, the fact remains that 90 percent of high school students never even have the opportunity to learn.