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Precarious Playbour: Modders and the Digital Games Industry

In this episode Jared O'Leary unpacks Kücklich’s (2005) publication titled “Precarious playbour: Moders and the digital game industry,” which problematizes modding as a form of free labor.

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Should I Say “Disabled People” or “People with Disabilities”?

In this episode Jared O'Leary unpacks Sharif, McCall, and Bolante’s (2022) publication titled “Should I say “disabled people” or “people with disabilities”? Language preferences of disabled people between identity- and person-first language,” which summarizes findings from a survey on participant preferences for language around disability and an analysis on language in conference abstracts.

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Thinking Through A Lesson

In this episode Jared unpacks Smith, Bill, and Hughes’ (2008) publication titled “Thinking through a lesson: Successfully implementing high-level tasks,” which provides a heuristic that can be used to prepare for a lesson.


Amazon Now Funding Computer Science Education for 5 Elementary Schools in Chester Upland School District, Impacting More than 1,000 Students

Chester Upland School District is now part of Amazon Future Engineer’s expansion to expansion to more than 500,000 elementary students nationwide

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Defining and Designing Computer Science Education

In this episode Jared O'Leary unpacks Proctor, Bigman, and Blikstein’s (2019) publication titled “Defining and designing computer science education in a K12 public school district,” which serves as a case study of a district’s processes and tensions developing a plan for implementing computer science across K-12.

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Integration Studios

Integration Studios

In addition to the integration suggestions in our lesson plans and our discussion forum, our Scratch account has several studios that demonstrate the potential for integrating projects with Scratch.

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Complete List of Lesson Plans

Complete List of Lesson Plans

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Unplugged Resources

Unplugged Resources

This spreadsheet is a curated list of more than 100 unplugged lesson plans and resources for elementary coders.

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Lesson Ideas and Resources

Our Moodle Lesson Ideas and Resources is curated by fellow teachers and instructional coaches we've worked with.

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Discussion Forum

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Remote Learning Resources

Remote Learning Resources

We’ve compiled some resources to help districts, teachers, and families cope with the rise of school closures around the nation.

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