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Breaking the Code: Confronting Racism in Computer Science Through Community Criticality, and Citizenship

In this episode Jared O'Leary unpacks Yadav and Heath’s (2022) publication titled “Breaking the code: Confronting racism in computer science through community criticality, and citizenship,” which articulates some biases in CS curricular design and pedagogy, then provides three suggestions for teaching CS as an agenda for social reconstruction.

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MOC-Floyd Valley Presents Elementary Computer Science Showcase

Students from Hospers Elementary and Orange City Elementary will be spotlighting their coding projects and how they integrate into the curricula and their unique passions

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Four Dallas ISD students surprised with $40,000 Amazon Future Engineer Scholarships

Last week, representatives from Dallas ISD, Amazon, and BootUp PD, joined by Texas Sen. Nathan Johnson, surprised four students with $40,000 scholarships during a celebratory computer skills-focused visit to Everette L. DeGolyer Elementary School.

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Tech Inclusion Entrepreneurship with Ruthe Farmer

In this interview with Ruthe Farmer, we discuss Ruthe’s perspectives on feminism in education, Ruthe’s journey through tech inclusion entrepreneurship, finding ways outside of the classroom to have an impact on education, Ruthe’s work with the Last Mile Education Fund, and so much more.

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Teaching Subsequent Programming Languages

In this episode Jared O'Leary unpacks Tshukudu et al.’s (2021) publication titled “Teachers’ views and experiences on teaching second and subsequent programming languages,” which “understand computing teachers’ views and practices on the use of transfer strategies in teaching second and subsequent programming languages” (p. 297).

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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

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Unplugged Resources

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Lesson Ideas and Resources

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Remote Learning Resources

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