No Such Thing: K12 Education in the Digital Age

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Programming Languages, a Travelogue for Non-Programmers

Ep. 68

I'm fascinated by this analogy that came up in a recent episode about being dropped in a new place without language. So I want this episode to be a travel guide. Let's drop into different places and talk about what makes the languages of code relevant in that space.


Meg Ray is a computer science education consultant. Meg teaches education courses at NYU and Hunter College. She was the founding Teacher in Residence at Cornell Tech were she was responsible for the design and implementation of a coaching program for K-8 CS teachers in New York City schools. Meg is an experienced high school computer science teacher and curriculum developer. She served as a writer for the CSTA K-12 CS Standards and the CSTA/ISTE CS Educator Standards and as a special advisor to the K12 CS Framework. She conducts research related to teaching CS to students with disabilities and CS teacher preparation. Recently, the Python Software Foundation awarded her a grant to develop a user-friendly site that can serve as a hub for Python education. Meg is the author of the book Code This Game!


Notes from this episode:

Book, "Because Internet: https://gretchenmcculloch.com/book/

AIforall.org: http://ai-4-all.org/

Computer History Museum: https://computerhistory.org/

Living Computer Museum in Seattle: https://livingcomputers.org/

Grace Hopper: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grace_Hopper

Chibi Clip by Chibitronics: https://chibitronics.com/shop/chibi-clip/

MakeCode: https://makecode.com/about

Ji Qui: http://technolojie.com/

NexMap.org: http://www.nexmap.org/

Keith Zoo, artist: https://keithzoo.com/

Odd Dot.com: https://www.odddot.com/

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