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    • Gerald Ardito

      Seymour Papert, Mindstorms: Children, Computers, and Powerful Ideas

      Papert's entire book Mindstorms is available at this link as a pdf.

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        Climbing to Understanding: Lessons from an Experimental Learning Environment for Adjudicated Youth

        This  is a really interesting research paper on work done by Papert and colleagues Gary Stager and David Cavallo which reports on Papert's ideas being put to work in a unique and challenging educational setting.

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        • Gerald Ardito

          Teaching Computer Science Without Computers

          A really neat article about Finnish educators using knitting to teach computer science.

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          • Gerald Ardito

            Weeks 4 and 5 - Applying What We've Learned So Far

            In the course so far, we have been immersing ourselves in some of the key thinking and theories that apply to the teaching of computer science to young people as well as trying out some computer programming ourselves. It's time to put what we have been learning into practice. So, here ...

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            • Gerald Ardito

              Python Learning Path

                We are now entering the last unit of this course, which is called "Code is Beautiful." In this unit, you are going to learn some core skills for learning a programming language. As we have said before, we are Download and Install Python on your computer. Go here and...

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              • Gerald Ardito

                Learning to Think Like a Computer

                Really good article about teaching with computer science.

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                  Programming as a Way of Thinking

                  Very timely article that talks about Python and other modern programming languages. It seems really relevant to our work here. The subtitle says it all: The power of modern programming languages is that they are expressive, readable, concise, precise, and executable

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                  • Gerald Ardito

                    Course Syllabus

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                    • Gerald Ardito

                      Week 1: "Hello World"

                      “Hello World” In Computer Science, novice programmers typically learn to write the code for  “Hello World” in whatever language they are undertaking.   This week, we will land ourselves in the nuts and bolts of this course. We will get ourselves up ...

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                      • Gerald Ardito

                        Welcome to CS for Teachers

                        Course Description This course introduces teachers from across content-areas to core concepts and skills from computer science via a current and rich project-based curriculum.  After exposure to key historical and theoretical threads from computer science and software studies, student...

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