Words to Remember

“I don’t think science is hard to teach because humans aren’t ready for it, or because it arose only through a fluke, or because, by and large, we don’t have the brainpower to grapple with it. Instead, the enormous zest for science that I see in first-graders and the lesson from the remnant hunter-gatherers both…

Hybrid Environments: A Bridge from Blocks to Text

Jeremiah Blanchard, one of our cofounders, presented his research on hybrid programming environments, those both block-based and text-based, at ICER 2017. Recall that we’ve used PencilCode, Scratch, Blockly, etc. with our students lately. Jeremiah also managed projects that extended PencilCode with support for additional programming languages and curriculum. Blanchard, J. (2017, August). Hybrid Environments: A…

Otronicon 2017

We will be @ Otronicon this year. We will have a booth with computers setup with educational software, and we will be offering educational workshops. We will be explaining what we do and how you can help kids learning computer science and programming. Special thanks to volunteers: Jason Hinders, Kris Soto, Dylan Rodarte, Stevie Magaço,…