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    • Gerald Ardito
      Gerald Ardito commented on a bookmark Women were the stars in early programming
      I can't believe I missed this. Thanks for sharing.
      • Anthony Travaglini
        Susan - This is great and so creative!  I'm completely with you on the scripting, it took me a week to get my very simple script working. Just keep at it, and stay positive!
        • Tori Pemberton
          Tori Pemberton published a blog post Dear & Rankin
          a. What did you learn about the history of CS from these two authors? I learned about the different controversies that women face in media representations. Also, the misrepresentation that technology are created by “white guys”. I...
          • Alicia Gallagher
            Alicia Gallagher commented on the blog Week 1 Newsletter
            I enjoyed diving into Turtle and Etoys again but still find Etoys hard to program. I think my hardest thing is coming up with something to make. I think I have an easier time with Turtle and just find it more user friendly. 
            • Alicia Gallagher
              Thanks for sharing! 
              • Skyler Metviner
                "Literacy includes the ability to determine meaning by using strategies, such as questioning and reviewing."
                • Jacqueline Coughlin
                  Jacqueline Coughlin published a blog post Rankin & Dear
                  Purple: What I found interesting/surprising! J     Throughout A People’s History of Computing in the United States, Joy Lisi Rankin educates her audience about the brilliance of Tom Kurtz in 1958, and how is passion...
                  • Jacqueline Coughlin
                    Jacqueline Coughlin uploaded the file 4eaTi.jpg
                    • Jade Solomon
                      Jade Solomon published a blog post Rankin vs. Dear
                      The basis of both authors’ videos was to explain the growth of computer science through out history. While listening to Joy Rankin’s video, A People’s History of Computing in the United States, I had immediately become interested...
                      • Anthony Travaglini
                        Susan - I couldn't agree more! The "great equalizer" can be technology!
                        • Anthony Travaglini
                          Anthony Travaglini commented on the blog Rankin & Dear #cs4teachersunit1
                          "I’m not sure that one would call this a debate, but as a lesson about inequality." - I love this statement Kendall! It is a great lesson for us all on how online social behavior is just as important as offline.
                          • Kendall Stevenson
                            Kendall Stevenson published a blog post Rankin & Dear #cs4teachersunit1
                            What did you learn about the history of CS from these two authors? What I’ve learned is that the accomplishments made in the Computer science technology industry, has matured and evolved at a very fast rate, faster than the accomplishments...
                              • Anthony Travaglini
                                Anthony Travaglini

                                "I’m not sure that one would call this a debate, but as a lesson about inequality." - I love this statement Kendall! It is a great lesson for us all on how online social behavior is just as important as offline.

                              • Susan Granata
                                Interesting article that ties into the debate between Rankin and Dear....
                                • Gerald Ardito
                                  The science of this is cool (no pun intended), but I also thing this Woukd be a neat phenomenon to model via code or robotics.  
                                  • Alicia Gallagher
                                    Hi Suzie,  I love that you included your husbands views in your response. I completely and 100% agree with your comment regarding her sexual harassment case and I believe her too. When you mention that your husband said she is...
                                    • Susan Granata
                                      Susan Granata commented on the blog Rankin & Dear #cs4teachersunit1
                                      Skyler, I am so impressed by your insight on this week's readings and viewings. You wrote: "What Rankin points out here is very intriguing because it shows a possible connection between PLATO and societal expectations of women in which...
                                      • Susan Granata
                                        a. What did you learn about the history of CS from these two authors? And b. What, if anything, surprised you about what you learned? One of the most important lessons I learned from this week’s readings and viewings was that the...
                                          • Alicia Gallagher
                                            Alicia Gallagher

                                            Hi Suzie, 

                                            I love that you included your husbands views in your response. I completely and 100% agree with your comment regarding her sexual harassment case and I believe her too. When you mention that your husband said she is "oversensitive" is exactly what many people have probably thought about her story. It happens much too often in the workplace and if often downplayed once it is brought to someones attention to not create problems. I think this would be a great debate to bring to the classroom ( high school) to expose early learners to a "real life" debate. 

                                            • Anthony Travaglini
                                              Anthony Travaglini

                                              Susan - I couldn't agree more! The "great equalizer" can be technology!

                                            • Skyler Metviner
                                              Skyler Metviner published a blog post Rankin & Dear #cs4teachersunit1
                                              "The biggest theme/overarching idea I learned about the history of computer science is that the world surrounding the technology is what 'creates' it (forms it/affects it)."
                                                • Susan Granata
                                                  Susan Granata

                                                  Skyler,

                                                  I am so impressed by your insight on this week's readings and viewings. You wrote: "What Rankin points out here is very intriguing because it shows a possible connection between PLATO and societal expectations of women in which Rankin was familiar with both. Since we know technology is very influential, it does make sense how one could argue that a network could put forward messages (ideas) that were common, even if outdated, in the society (that of gender roles for women and the harassment women face daily). " I couldn't agree with you more. Technology is a function of the society that creates it, and if the society is male dominated, then the technology will focus on the needs and desires of those creators (men). This is not necessarily an attach on the early innovators, as I believe Dear took it to be, but an observation on how the history and societal norms influenced the use and application of the technology.

                                                   

                                                • carolyn marenghi
                                                  carolyn marenghi commented on the blog Seymour Papert Reading Response
                                                  Hi Jacqueline, I really love the quote you pulled from the Mindstorms reading at the top of your response. Makes math seem much more humanistic!  - Carolyn
                                                  • carolyn marenghi
                                                    carolyn marenghi commented on the file Video of My Turtle Blocks Creation
                                                    This is awesome! 
                                                  Computer Science for Teachers Spring 2019

                                                  Computer Science for Teachers Spring 2019

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