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csk8 - 137 - thoughts and prayers

Thoughts and Prayers

In this episode Jared O'Leary reads from a list of school shootings in the United States of America. As uncomfortable as it might be, I ask that you take some time to honor and remember those who have been murdered and injured at school, then act to change this.


Project moveSMART

In this episode Jared O'Leary unpacks Fritz et al.’s (2021) publication titled “Project moveSMART: When physical education meets computational thinking in elementary classrooms,” which summarizes pilot study findings and activities that integrate CS/CT with physical education through a micro:bit.

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Supercharge Your Middle School CS Classroom with Bob Irving

In this interview with Bob Irving, we discuss Bob’s book (Hard Fun: Supercharge your middle school computer science classroom with project-based, hands-on, just-in-time learning!), learning CS through Minecraft, the impact of COVID on Bob’s teaching, the importance of interest-driven learning, the future of CS education, and much more.

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Reconceptualizing Music Making

In this episode Jared O'Leary unpacks Benedict and O’Leary’s (2019) publication titled “Reconceptualizing “music making:” Music technology and freedom in the age of Neoliberalism,” which explores the use of computer science practices to counter neoliberal influence on education.

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Accessibility and Inclusion in CS Education with Maya Israel

In this interview with Maya Israel, we discuss Maya’s shift from special education into CS education, the importance of universal design for learning (UDL) in CS classes, understanding the spectrum of accessibility for students with a diverse set of needs, the current status of accessibility and inclusion within the field of CS education, problematize deficit framings of students with disabilities, and so much more.

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