Down the Rabbit Hole with Alice

I read Randy Pausch's The Last Lecture when I was in college. In it, Randy talks about developing Alice and how it impacted his career and his views on teaching computer science to kids. At the time, I remembered thinking, "I should download and try it out." But, I never did. Fast forward seven years.Read More

Scratch is the Hardest Thing I’ve Done in a While

I'm not going to lie - I found this week's assignment really, really difficult. More on that later. Nearly all of the coding I've done has been in front-end web development. I like playing with HTML structure and seeing what I can do with CSS. Lately, I've been creating a blog template which added someRead More

Game Theory and Computational Thinking

Game Theory Games and learning go hand in hand. Children learn social interaction, communication, and even motor skills through playing. Remember, Piaget and early learning theorists broke learning down into formal and informal actions. Play is very much in the informal category, with school in the formal setting. Lately, the gamification movement has pushed toRead More