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Dec. 20, 2013 8:15 am

Why an hour of code isn’t enough [Links]

"[E]ven students who don’t grow up to be software engineers will live in a world saturated with computers and need a basic grasp of how they work."

An ‘Hour of Code’ isn’t enough [Boston Globe]: “Computing skills are valuable. The average US worker in software publishing earns over $44 an hour, more than double the $20 average across all private industries. … But even students who don’t grow up to be software engineers will live in a world saturated with computers and need a basic grasp of how they work.”

How to move professional development forward [EdSurge]: “But to suggest that video versus in-person PD is the real play here totally ignores what is happening back in reality. A reality where we merge online and real-life everyday through the act of sharing.”

Maryland works to make STEM awareness take root in high school [Baltimore Business Journal]: “Representatives from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, the University of Maryland School of Medicine and the Food and Drug Administration, to name a few, stood at the head of classrooms in an effort to convince students of the real-world benefits of science, technology, engineering and math school work.”

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Andrew Zaleski

Andrew Zaleski is a freelance journalist in Philadelphia and the former lead reporter for Technical.ly Baltimore. Before moving to Philadelphia in June 2014, he was a contributing writer to Baltimore City Paper and a Tech Check commentator for WYPR 88.1 FM, Baltimore city’s National Public Radio affiliate. He has written for The Atlantic, Outside, Richmond magazine, Washington City Paper, Baltimore magazine, Baltimore Style magazine, Next City, Grist.org, The Atlantic Cities, and elsewhere.

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