Tag: CSEdWeek

Students & Educators
Lucy Kosturko 0
CodeSnaps: A New Way to Code!

Some people think that K-12 computer science requires a large budget, a classroom full of tablets and robots, and an experienced tech teacher. We are pleased to dispel those myths--and introduce you to CodeSnaps! CodeSnaps is a collaborative coding environment requiring only one iPad and one robot. The app takes

Students & Educators
Jen Sabourin 0
Booming Enrollments and Gender Diversity in Computer Science

Computer Science is currently experiencing booming enrollments at the university level and increased interest throughout the pipeline. Several academic institutions have noted that CS enrollment has tripled or quadrupled in recent years. This type of computer-science boom has happened twice before--each time followed by a drop in enrollment. These enrollment

Students & Educators
Chris Hemedinger 0
What were your #FirstSevenLanguages?

My computer geek colleagues are boasting about their humble beginnings by sharing lists of their first seven programming languages. You can find these under the hashtag #FirstSevenLanguages. COBOLPL/1SASIFPSAPL370 AssemblerCSQLLisp#FirstSevenLanguages — Paul Kent (@hornpolish) August 16, 2016 From what I've seen of these lists, the programming languages that appear are very

Students & Educators
Scott McQuiggan 0
What an Hour of Code Looks Like

Activities that leave classrooms full of students hungry for more are every teacher's dream. The Hour of Code again and again produces stories of engaged students, not just focused on but delighted in their work. The Hour of Code calls for critical thinking, collaboration, communication, creativity, and problem-solving skills to

Students & Educators
Jen Sabourin 0
So, What Is Computer Science?

  This week we're kicking off Computer Science Ed Week 2015, and we couldn't be more excited! It’s hard for us to believe, but people outside the field sometimes fail to share that excitement. Again and again we’re asked, "What is computer science?" So we’ve developed an answer that will help transform those puzzled shrugs

Students & Educators
Lucy Kosturko 0
Need Weekend Plans? Code with your Kids!

If you're reading this—from your phone, tablet, PC, etc.—you know that technology makes up a huge part of our daily lives. It's ubiquitous and transcends domains. Are you a musician? Fashionista? Artist? Doctor? Lawyer? Historian? Great! They all link to some component of computer science! That means being able to code will enrich your life

Students & Educators
Lucy Kosturko 0
#CSEdWeek in Review

Computer science is at the heart of our day-to-day operation here at Curriculum Pathways. So we understand the market demand for talented coders, data analysts, web developers, and the like. That's why, during the recent Computer Science Education Week, we were happy to volunteer our time at local schools and  lead

Students & Educators
Staci Lyon 0
#CSEdWeek: Math is Kinda Important!

Math is essential to a successful career in computer science. That’s right! Jobs such as those listed below require algebra, calculus, discrete math, and other courses. Software engineer/developer (every industry) Social network analysis Gaming Anti-terrorism/cybercrime/fraud detection Data scientist (sports/business/finance) Math and computer science share terminology and notation. Computer scientists use math

Students & Educators
Lucy Kosturko 0
Our Favorite #HourOfCode Resources

Next week is Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek), and we know many teachers and students of all ages are preparing to take part. The easiest way is to participate in the #HourOfCode--committing one hour of class time to a coding activity. We understand that leading an #HourOfCode activity might seem daunting to instructors

Chris Hemedinger 0
Why "programmer" is not in my job title

There are two activities which, when taken in combination, have occupied the vast majority of my working hours for the past 20 years: writing computer programs and writing...well, just writing. During my college years I completed my degree with a double-major: Computer Science and English. (My English degree has a

Chris Hemedinger 0
Too many pies can be hard to digest

On his SAS and R blog, Ken K. recently posted an example of a visualization technique called "small multiples". In this exercise, Ken shows the programming technique for replicating a particular series of pie charts in R as well as in SAS. It's a useful exercise to learn from, but

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