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Computer Science Education

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 12.01.2014 | 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 ca...

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.

How Computer Science Education Can Open Doors for Youth

Lori Harnick | Posted 11.23.2013 | Impact
Lori Harnick

The economic recovery is underway, but an important group is being left behind. According to a new report by the International Youth Foundation, the global youth unemployment rate is expected to reach 12.8 percent by 2018.

Turning the Tides for STEM in Washington State

Cheryl Platz | Posted 09.08.2013 | Impact
Cheryl Platz

Things worth doing are rarely easy, and the step to theoretical work from small programming projects can be a large one. And particularly for women, retention in computer science and other STEM subjects is a real problem during the college years.

International Marathoner Wants Kids to Learn to Code

Maurya Couvares | Posted 10.24.2013 | Impact
Maurya Couvares

Christine Gary had hopes of setting a world record as the youngest person to run a marathon on each continent. But when she found out that someone else beat her by just a few weeks, she settled on a new challenge.

LOOK: The World's Top 10 Computer Science Colleges

Posted 02.26.2013 | Science

Opinions differ, of course, but an annual ranking by The Academic Ranking Of World Universities of 200 universities around the globe indicates that ni...

How to Find the Best C.S. Students via Programming Competitions

David Thielen | Posted 01.17.2013 | College
David Thielen

It's a battle out there to find the top computer science students. How to find them and then get them interested in your company is a gigantic challen...

Why American Students Are Trailing in Computer Science

Kiki Prottsman | Posted 03.04.2013 | Education
Kiki Prottsman

Computational thinking gives students the skills required to solve problems even when they have never explicitly been taught the answers. It encourages them to think of things in creative ways. Don't those skills seem fundamental to a successful adult?

Building and Spreading Knowledge That Matters: Is Computing a Two-Edged Sword, or a Possible Solution?

Dr. Idit Harel Caperton | Posted 02.11.2013 | Education
Dr. Idit Harel Caperton

The new literacy is digital literacy, and at its heart is coding -- computer programming and computational design.

The Common Core Must Include Computer Science

Maggie Johnson | Posted 02.06.2013 | Technology
Maggie Johnson

We need computer science in K-12 curriculum, both as standalone courses and integrated into math and science.

Let's Not Stop at the Promise of Only Primary Education for Malala

Shai Reshef | Posted 12.25.2012 | Impact
Shai Reshef

I propose that for the women who make it through all the challenges of primary education in countries where they are currently at a severe disadvantage, that we, as global citizens, work to apply the tuition-free and online model to their higher and secondary education.

Calling All Girls (Part Two): Their Future, Our Responsibility

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

If game developers are going to be able to deliver the products that will "speak" to their core market, it behooves them to add more women to their employee ranks.

Calling All Girls: The Video Gaming Industry Offers Exceptional Opportunities to Young Women

Dr. Idit Harel Caperton | Posted 06.24.2012 | Education
Dr. Idit Harel Caperton

The game industry is -- or should be -- a career target for today's female students in elementary and secondary schools as well as in higher education.

Memo to Mayor Bloomberg: Let Them Make Games!

Dr. Idit Harel Caperton | Posted 03.14.2012 | Education
Dr. Idit Harel Caperton

Children learn best when they are the designers, builders, navigators, engineering and key operators of their own learning.

Technology Education and Literacy in Schools Program (TEALS) Grows by Leaps and Bounds

Akhtar Badshah | Posted 12.03.2011 | Impact
Akhtar Badshah

Kevin Wang, a software engineer who started out his career as a high school teacher, is showing technology industry employees who are passionate about education that they need not choose between the classroom and the industry.

Engaging New Resources for the K12 Math, Science Teachers: Exploring Computational Thinking

Esther Wojcicki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Esther Wojcicki

What can we do to get kids really excited about math? One thing is to make it relevant to the world today. How about learning to program your cell phone, for example, just to start?

Get a College Education for Free

Esther Wojcicki | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Esther Wojcicki

College does not need to cost thousands of dollars per year. Now there is an online university where students can go for free.