Tag Archives: computer science education

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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Hidden Figures, Rewritten History

I’ve just come back from seeing Hidden Figures. My brain is on fire. The film tells the story of the first Computers – black women! – who performed the calculations that enabled the US to send men into space. Who … Continue reading

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Anyone can teach it

There aren’t enough Computer Science teachers in schools, so what can we do to make Computational Thinking something everyone can teach? Continue reading

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Changing the world one project at a time.

Recently I conducted a coding workshop for teachers at my school’s curriculum day. Given that I had 45 minutes and participants with a range of skills, I decided to teach them something immediately useful. We took spreadsheets of class lists … Continue reading

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It’s reigning men

It’s still reigning men in the technology industry. How do we change that? Continue reading

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Do we really want to teach everyone to code?

There’s been a lot of noise in the media about learning to code lately. Bill Shorten says all kids should do it. Tony Abbott says it’s a joke, despite it being part of his own party’s education policy. And more … Continue reading

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Usa-what?

Why you spend so much time wanting to fling your computer through the window Continue reading

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