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    • Leanne Benson

      Week 6

      By Leanne Benson
      The article starts off by saying that learning to program is difficult for beginners, regardless of age.  Throughout this article, the authors create languages and other facets to make programming more easy to understand for novice...
      • Melissa Meireles

        Week 10 response

        In the article, Edutainment Robotics as Learning Tool, researchers investigate the acquisition of knowledge of college students who were tasked with creating a robot who was able to take part in a race and avoid an obstacle placed in the arena. The...
        • Leanne Benson

          Week 5

          By Leanne Benson
          Even though using Etoys has been difficult, reading these articles have put things into perspective.  Trial and error is often a good way to learn, especially when dealing with programming.  That is how I was able to be more successful...
          • Leanne Benson

            Week 4

            By Leanne Benson
            In chapter 2, Manovich touched upon Graphic User Interface for computers and made it a bit simpler to understand. Having GUI can change text size and shape while also making graphics clearer. Mouses or touchpads for GUI are the most frequently used....
            • Leanne Benson

              Week 3

              By Leanne Benson
              In Chapter 1 of "Mindstorms," Papert believes that teaching computational thinking will help students become better thinkers. This will lead to them having greater confidence while solving a problem by choosing their own solution. He...
              • Ty Robson

                Week 9 Response

                By Ty Robson in the group Computer Science for Teachers
                What are we going to replace with Computer Science?
                • Danielle Scally

                  Week 9-Reading Response

                  By Danielle Scally
                  In the study “Landscape of K-12 Computer Science Education in the US: Perceptions, Assets and Barriers,” by Wang, Hong, Ravitz, and Moghadam analyzes different stakeholders in students lives and their thoughts on computer science...
                  • Danielle Scally

                    Week 9-Article to Share!

                    By Danielle Scally
                      I found an article on the Pace Library database that deals with students with disabilities and computer programing. I attached the article to this blog post.  The title of the article is "Empowering Students with Disabilities to...
                    • Jake Rapoport

                      Week 9 Response

                      By Jake Rapoport
                      Using a series of telephone and online surveys, authors Wang, Hong, Ravitz, and Moghadam from Google strove to investigate how computer science education is seen by students, parents, teachers, principals, and superintendents. Specifically, they...

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