ICT curriculum to be replaced by rigorous Computer Science
Will this ‘radical’ suggestion in the UK have a wider impact? I certainly find it useful to have some coding skills and even more to be able to use that style of thinking on occasion but is it for everybody? Perhaps it is important for most or all people to have some understanding of how things work.
Support STEM Skills with Scratch – wesfryer
Useful introduction to how Scratch (programming environment) can be used to build STEM skills. There is potential application for the design brief activity in EDP4130.
A Turning Point: Tom Vander Ark
A bullish view of the coming years and suggestion that k-12 learning trends are connecting – digital, online, mobile, social, informal. This has implications for higher education, teacher preparation and our digital learning environments course suite.
Create interactive charts and infographics – Infogr.am
Via @RominaJProctor – may be useful for online charts and is a possible design challenge for EDP4130 students. Simpler than GapMinder – http://www.gapminder.org/ – and possibly useful as an introduction. Worth a look when the infographic tool is available.
Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.