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About lindamciver

Australian Freelance Writer, Teacher, & Computer Scientist

As easy as pi?

Hardware like Lego Robots, Arduinos, and Raspberry Pis have a reputation for being easy intros to tech in the classroom. But how usable are they? Continue reading

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Why reach for the stars?

It feels a little strange to introduce myself now:  “Dr Linda McIver, Head of Learning – Digital Technologies@JMSS, and 2017 Superstar of STEM”. Really, who goes around calling themselves a superstar? I’m not one for self-aggrandisement. I just want to … Continue reading

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Everyone can program

Everyone can program. Maybe not right at this instant. But everyone has the ability to learn to program. It’s really true. Some people disagree – mostly people who believe that they can’t program, it’s too hard. But everyone really can program. Bear … Continue reading

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The geek gene is dead. Long live the geek gene.

“No-one I know seriously believes in a geek gene,” is a line I hear a lot. Perhaps this means that he (it’s usually a he) thinks that no-one truly attributes programming ability to genetics. But when we talk about a … Continue reading

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Demystifying the Dig Tech Curriculum – Part 3

It has taken me rather a while to get around to the final part of my Demystifying the Digital Technologies Curriculum posts, but yesterday I received an email from someone who is actually using the posts in her work, eagerly … Continue reading

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So angry about girls in STEM right now

Yesterday I wrote about girls in STEM on my other blog. I was angry. I still am. If you think girls are under represented in STEM… If you think girls aren’t good at techy stuff or “hard” sciences like Physics… … Continue reading

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Introducing my Code Breakers

Teachers! Want to learn about the Digital Technologies Curriculum? Need someone to teach you all about code? Code Breaker Education is ready to teach you, and support you along the way. I have been worried for a long time about how … Continue reading

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