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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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Demystifying the Digital Technologies Curriculum, F-6 (Part 1)

I ran a PD recently for a Primary School whose staff were trying to wrap their heads around the new Digital Technologies Curriculum that is intended to be active in Victorian Schools next year. I think the staff would forgive … 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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The anti-social coder myth – BUSTED

Several months ago when my friend and colleague, Victor Rajewski, suggested we organise a school hackathon, I was ambivalent. I thought it was a good idea, and I was happy for him to organise it, but I didn’t see it … Continue reading

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Making time to collaborate

Having come back from SC15 straight into a crazily hectic period at work, I am really craving time to process everything I took away from the conference. On a strictly practical note I need to watch the videos, sort the … Continue reading

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Learning by changing the world

Study after study has shown that the people who are most satisfied with their jobs, and indeed happiest overall, are people who feel like they are making a difference to the world. People who are working on something that they … Continue reading

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If you want to help people, go in to Computer Science and Engineering

Recently Google flew me to Canberra for the launch of Google’s book, Australia’s Innovation Generation: Start with Code[]. I am honoured to share the pages of the book with some amazing people, like Marita Cheng of 2Mar Robotics. Marita started … Continue reading

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