Tag: CS

The problem is NOT the computer

We were checking in to board the plane, and the woman at the check-in desk told me our seat assignments. “That’s not right!” I said. “We’re a family of three, traveling with a child. You cannot give us three separate seats.” The woman apologized, but said that the plane...

Building games on a Saturday morning

The sixth grader stares intently at the screen, working the mouse and entering numbers on the keyboard. As the work progresses, a huge grin spreads across his face. He then pokes his friend, sitting next to him. “Hey!” he says, “Look what I can do!!” On Saturday, about two...

Timely Advice from Three Decades Ago

I have an embarrassing confession to make. I’ve never read Mindstorms by Semour Papert. I’ve known of him for decades & I’ve taught and used Logo, but I never actually read the book. I’m ashamed to admit it …but I’m making up for it now. It’s a great book: very...

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