“Nationwide there are 3.3 million seniors in high school but in 2012 only 26,000 took the AP Computer Science Test. Wouldn’t it be great if students could try programming while in high school? Why aren’t more high schools teaching computer science?” Why Teach Computer Science in High Schools? | Brian Heese.
“There is also the expert noob, who still haven’t mastered the subject but is already able to get through the most common problems without external help. The expert noob might even be able to teach others.” Being a noob | Blog | Miller Medeiros.
Want to teach kids code? Apply to volunteer with ScriptEd! In particular, we’re looking for Brooklyn folks!
“If we behave like facts don’t matter, then one day they won’t.” Why facts matter — Inside MATTER — Medium.
This is a great list of tips for educators looking to incorporate computational thinking into their curriculum. Also, not just for girls. Beautiful Pixels: Preserving Girls’ interest in Computer Science.
“Even if we taught every disadvantaged young person to code, they would still not have access to the opportunities that today’s successful programmers and technology experts enjoy.” Learn to Code Switch Before You Learn to Code – Anil Dash.
This blog post by one of my ScriptEd students. “I think the one thing I like best about learning to code is the different possibilities for study it provides. Aside from just “coding,” or creating websites, there’s Artificial Intelligence, Computer Engineering, Robotics, and Web Design, among many other topics. It shows that computer science is not just about numbers, but can include Art, writing, problem solving, and multiple ways of thinking.” Not Just About Numbers: A Young Woman’s Perspective on Computer Science Education | Kendra Farrell.
“The core of the idea is this: teach others as a way to teach yourself.” My free degree — Medium.
This video in which ScriptEd students, volunteers and internship providers speak about their internships with ScriptEd.▶ ScriptEd Summer Internship Program – YouTube.
“The Processing Hour of Code was designed to inspire new programmers to try their hand at programming, and what better way than to write some real code that will help other people and improve the tutorial?” An Hour of Code spawns hours of coding.