Tag: Coding

  • My New Makerspace

    Following a long-standing habit of remaking myself every few years, I have renamed my former “Teaching/Learning & Technology” blog “Ruthk’s Makerspace,” and started off in a new direction. For the past few years I have been devoting  time at the elementary school where I volunteer as a tutor/mentor to help teachers and school administrators make […]

  • How True! – Lucky Is A Lie

    How True! – Lucky Is A Lie

    I agree!  I was “lucky” when we bought a Commodore 64 computer for our middle-school son and we both started learning BASIC programming.  I was “lucky” that I was in Marion, Alabama, when the Internet arrived and Judson College needed a webmaster. He was “lucky” to get a job as a software engineer, but what […]

  • Never too late to learn – Looking forward to Scratch Programing course from #edX

    After teaching an introductory course in computer programming with Java a few years ago, I am expecting that using Scratch will allow the concepts of computer coding to shine through without the annoyance of typing in the code in a text editor.  I think this edX course will be so much fun – and maybe I will […]

  • Planning an after-school Scratch Club – What fun!

    I am having a lot of fun learning how to code using Scratch! More information about our club coming soon… About Scratch With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community. Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, […]

  • Why wait until high school? Grade/middle school students love coding!

     High school students are all about computers but get little instruction in computer science Their lives swirl in technology, but the nation’s high school students spend little time studying the computer science that is the basis of it all. Few are taught to write lines of code, and few take classes that delve into the […]

  • Why haven’t more US kids been interested in learning CS?

    I have been giving this question some thought as I have been having fun with Hour of Code drawing and animation on Khan Academy as well as starting with the very beginning of html coding at Codecademy. I had been teaching Web