News You Can Use Part 237

In no particular order … Reducing stress in our kids while we’re staying at home. NPR’s Patti Neighmond talked with psychologists about how parents can help their kids cope. Reopening Schools Was Just an Afterthought: (from the Atlantic) Americans found out the hard way that education is essential infrastructure. More on reopening schools at theContinue reading “News You Can Use Part 237”

Post-WWDC podcast interview wish list

Lots of people way smarter than me put out interesting and thought-provoking WWDC wish lists. At the consumer end, Jason Snell and Dan Moren covered all of the bases, from Mac and iOS to Watch to HealthKit and beyond. From the indie developer vantage point, Becky Hansmeyer gave us a brilliant take on what sheContinue reading “Post-WWDC podcast interview wish list”

Are coding robots with your kids’ time?

Here are a couple of perspectives over at Mashable in an article by Sarah Lindenfeld Hall. While they are mostly talking about coding robots in particular, a lot of the arguments can be extrapolated onto the larger idea of teaching coding, period. I think even the most enthusiastic supporters of pushing coding into the K-8Continue reading “Are coding robots with your kids’ time?”

Computer Science Education: Who Gets Ahead, Who Is Left Behind?

From The Hill: In California, the tech capital of the world, only 39 percent of its high schools offer computer science courses, and just 3 percent of California’s 1.9 million high school students took a computer science course in 2017. Computer science is often only offered in high-income areas with less diverse student populations. StudentsContinue reading “Computer Science Education: Who Gets Ahead, Who Is Left Behind?”

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