While we're here, let's fix computer science education

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While we're here, let's fix computer science education

  1. While we’re here,let’s fix computerscience education Selena Deckelmann selena@postgresopen.org
  2. Thanks!
  3. http://bit.ly/ReeWlU orhttp://piratepad.net/djangocon-keynote-selena- reading-list
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  5. 50% growth incomputer-related jobs by 2018
  6. 70% of FOSS devs have at least a Bachelors degree
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  8. Paris Declarationhttp://bit.ly/MTvxzl
  9. Modeling Guided PracticeIndependent Practice Generalization
  10. Lost 35% ofCS courses offered 9-12 grade in the USA since 2005
  11. “In 2008, 17% of AP computer sciencetest takers were women, even thoughwomen represented 55% of all AP testtakers. 784 African American studentsnationwide took the AP CS exam.”
  12. Computational thinking
  13. “A way that humans, not computers, think.Computational thinking is a way humans solveproblems; it is not trying to get humans to think likecomputers. Computers are dull and boring; humans areclever and imaginative. We humans make computersexciting. Equipped with computing devices, we use ourcleverness to tackle problems we would not dare takeon before the age of computing and build systems withfunctionality limited only by our imaginations.”-Jeanette Wing
  14. Today’s world TeachersTeacher/open in source Schoolscollaboration Open Source on lessons Contributors
  15. Open source IT inschools is not theanswer, right now.
  16. Modeling Guided PracticeIndependent Practice Generalization
  17. Access tocomputer science is a social justice issue.
  18. photo: Reuters
  19. Mimiko lost.
  20. Or did he?
  21. Protest filed:May 14, 2007
  22. image courtesy of flickr user bistra1
  23. Adrian Forty, Fingerprint expert
  24. 84,814
  25. “olee yen loun sa lo yen.”
  26. http://is.gd/5gULDz orhttp://imet.csus.edu/imet1/ scotty/filelesson/ fileconcept.htm
  27. teachtoday.chesnok.com
  28. This work is licensed under the Creative CommonsAttribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. To view acopy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ or send a letter to CreativeCommons, 444 Castro Street, Suite 900, MountainView, California, 94041, USA.

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