Book Review: Girls who Code: Learn to Code and Change the World by Reshma Saujani

Reshma Saujani’s book Girls Who Code: Learn to Code and Change the World conjures up conflicting emotions for me, before I even turn a page. Part of me wishes this book didn’t need to exist and that there was no gender divide in coding.  Yet, the fact that this book does exist as part of... Continue Reading →

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Book Review: Coding as a Playground: Programming and Computational Thinking in the Early Childhood Classroom by Marina Umaschi Bers.

Through my explorations of Makerspaces, I keep returning to wonder about why we create separate, distinct spaces aside from others “for making”. In a similar way, we also create designated play spaces, like playgrounds “to play”. These boundaries of space, led me to reading Coding as a Playground: Programming and Computational Thinking in the Early... Continue Reading →

Learning: the unobservable universe

The concept of the observable universe is a concept in astrophysics encircling all of the matter that we can “see” in space from Earth. It’s not all there is to see, but it’s what has travelled to us in the time we’ve been looking and measuring. It’s bigger than the visible universe, because it includes... Continue Reading →

The mythmaker of academia

I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams. W. B. Yeats   I originally wrote some of this post some time ago, but I've come back to it because I read Jesse Stommel's beautiful post -   Why I Don't Grade.  Jesse's heartfelt expression of the "emotional... Continue Reading →

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