What Computer Science Education Looks Like in the Nation’s Largest School District #MakerEducation
Great feature from EdSurge on what CS Ed looks like now in NYC Public Schools.
Walking up to the Young Women’s Leadership School (YWLS) in the Bronx, there is a barbershop and a few run down bodegas. A group of young men in front of a residential building exchange what appears to be marijuana joints. It’s not the first place you expect to find a pioneer education program, but the Young Women’s Leadership School is one of the city’s first public schools to have a full computer science (CS) course.
The CS courses are funded and designed by the Computer Science for All initiative—a program in Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Equity and Excellence agenda run by the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE).
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8-6-2021 (August 6, 2021) is the Snakiest day of the year and it’s also this year’s CircuitPython Day! The day highlights all things CircuitPython and Python on Hardware. See you there!
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.