Studio in Computing for Learning Resources

Click Here for Google Document Version of Resource Document  Course Description: Maker spaces have proliferated in our schools, libraries, and elsewhere in our communities. Similarly, toys and kits for children now include programming, circuits, single-board ...

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Studio Reflection: An Open Letter to My Students

A New Course This fall I am teaching a new course Studio in Computing for Learning.  In tackling the design of this course I am trying hard to capture the spirit of an in-person studio course.  Studio courses, seen often in design, art, and architecture rely...

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Ignite Talk at EdTechTeacher Boston Summit

Messy, Complex and Vulnerable On Wednesday November 15, 2017 I am thrilled to be giving an ignite talk at EdTechTeacher Summit in Boston, Ma.  I’ll be talking about including more girls and women in computer science, and advocating for more humanity and...

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Designing for Inclusion of Girls in EdTech

Will there be any moms? My daughter recently asked if there would be any mom’s helping with an after school robotics club.  Her question stopped me in my tracks, and has spurred my thinking about how we create spaces for learning computer science that a...

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Celebrating Ada Lovelace Day with Girls Coding Club!

Celebrating the Day Today was a fun day to celebrate Ada Lovelace Day with my afterschool Girls Game Design Club.  We watched a short BrainPop Video (About Ada Lovelace) while we ate snack, and the one girl said “so it is really cool that our girls club me...

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Visit to MSSM Makerspace

My Goals for the Makerspace Visit In late July I had the chance to visit theMaine School of Science and Math’s Maker Space. My goal for this visit was both simple, yet complex. I am trying to launch a makerspace at UMF, and with this goal I am finding it...

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Formative Assessment Tools

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Why Teach Computational Thinking?

This summer I am taking EDU 392 Methods of Teaching Computer Science, and hoping to share my thoughts and work here on the blog. By way of introduction, I have always worked on the pedagogy/andragogy side of leveraging technology for teaching and learning.  ...

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Thoughts on Gender and Leadership

“We cannot counter structural inequality with goodwill” Cathy Davidson offered in her keynote at the Digital Pedagogy Lab Institute. Her statement resonates with me, and has recalled me to my convictions and actions in how we think about race, culture, and...

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Inquiry for Innovation: Strategies for Leading Complex Change

SITE 2017 Tuesday March 7, 2017 Creekside Session Description Pre-service, in-service, and faculty of K-12 and university classrooms alike regularly engage in meaningful experiences utilizing innovative technologies to support and enhance learning. Often thoug...

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