Programming plays a huge role in the world that surrounds us, and though its uses are often purely functional, there is a growing community of artists who use the language of code as their medium. Check out The Art of Creative Coding for grades 9-12 from PBS LearningMedia, which meets the Content Standard of Making connections between visual arts and other disciplines. (more…)
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Meet Louis von Ahn, computer scientist and professor at Carnegie Mellon who is already at the top of his field at age 30! In this video for grades 6-12 from NOVA scienceNOW, students can learn about one of his most successful ideas—CAPTCHA—a test that humans can pass but computers cannot, which has been used to improve the security of Internet sites. They’ll also discover how he comes up with his innovative ideas, and how CAPTCHAs have been reinvented to help digitize old books. Resources include background essay, discussion questions and National Standards/Benchmarks for Science Literacy.
News for more integrated computer science education have increased in recent years as studies show that computer science degrees lead to high-paying jobs that help boost the economy. In fact, many school districts now give math credits to students for successful completion of computer science courses, so reports Laura Devaney, managing editor of eSchool News, in their October 30 edition.
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