Archive for December, 2013

Computer science education is critical knowledge – opinion from MDCPS supt.

Steve Jobs once said, “Everybody in this country should learn how to program a computer…because it teaches you how to think.” Statistically speaking, Jobs had it right.

Studies have shown that students who learn introductory computer science demonstrate improved math scores. But the reality is that computer science courses are fading from the national landscape. …

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Computer Science Education Week: Dec. 9-15

How will you observe Computer Science Education week? Dec. 9 is the birthday of Grace Murray Hopper, who was the inventor of the first computer programming language. Here’s a video from the David Letterman show, after her retirement in 1986, where she explains a nanosecond:

Here’s more about her life and work from the Smithsonian: …

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TERRA Mini-Grant Program

The Technology Education Resource & Redesign Alliance, Inc. (TERRA, Inc.) is a non- profit organization whose mission is to mobilize the resources, knowledge, and capacity of individuals, foundations, business and industry in shaping and facilitating educational policy, practice, and research for increased achievement in a global environment.

TERRA, Inc. is accepting applications from

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