Study of the theory, experimentation, and engineering that form the basis for the design and use of computers; creative and innovative processes of assigning a code for purposes of classification and identification; processes that lead from an original formulation of a computing problem to usable computer programs.
Dec 01, 2017
Designed for iOS
, Cato’s Hike
puts students in a hiker’s shoes (either Cato’s or his friend’s—students’ choice) on an odyssey to find a way through the magical world they’ve stumbled into and to get back home. As they engage in the game, students use programming commands
to tell their character where to move and how to get past such obstacles as water, rocks, and trees.
Dec 01, 2017
’s eighth annual Code-in challenge
calls on students aged 13–17 to complete coding tasks on open source projects, with the aim of exposing teenagers to open source software development
. To date, some 4,500 students have participated in the Google Code-in challenge, completing more than 23,000 tasks.
Nov 24, 2017
I’m middle-aged. However, when I look at all of the opportunities students have today to learn, I feel young again. Flexible learning spaces, multiple literacies, maker spaces, and coding with kids are ideas that didn't exist when I was young. As an education technology professional and one-time middle school English teacher, coding with kids and coding as literacy are especially appealing to me.
Nov 17, 2017
Each month we publish blogs and several newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned to the most in September.
Nov 01, 2017
The National Center for Women and Information Technology
(NCWIT) Aspirations in Computing Educator Award
celebrates educators at the high school level who encourage girls’ interest in technology. Recipients form a national community of peers, share practices, and empower other educators to support the participation of girls in computing.