Monthly Archives: February 2016

Science Teachers and catastrophe: 3 reflections

H.G. Wells wrote famously in his Outline of History that “Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.”  This came to mind today, when by chance I read a paper in Nature providing fresh evidence that CO2-driven … Continue reading

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A CS teacher’s blog

I have continued my stroll through other science education blogs, and came across “Garth’s CS Education Blog,” here, which perhaps not all of you will know about.  Garth teaches at a Catholic high school in Montana, and computer science and … Continue reading

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Computing for all #2: Can we get off the pendulum?

Technology and education: Albatross or Panacea? This dyad sums up the swings of attitude that mark the successive waves of response to innovations in technology for education. Some people see it as an answer to the persistent imperfections in education … Continue reading

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Computing for all! #1

The President last week rolled out the Computer Science For All initiative.This adds energy to one of many movements sloshing around the education world. In this post and some that follow, I want to explore the landscape a bit, because … Continue reading

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Adding to the blogroll

I have to confess that I get tired of school policy debates, standards, New Government Initiatives, and the rest. It’s all important, of course, and I’ll return to it next week,  but: I got into this line of work because … Continue reading

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