On this episode of TTT, recorded on 12.11.13, join Nikhil Goyal nikhilgoyal.me/about/ , Maurya Couvares @MauryaCouvares , Mia Zamora @MiaZamoraPhD , Kim Douillard @kd0602 , and Stephanie West-Puckett @fieldpeaz as they help us make connections between Hour of Code http://csedweek.org/ and the recent "Dasani: Invisible Child" series in the New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/projects/2013/invisible-child/#/?chapt=1
Pat Delaney wasn't able to join us but he sent along this provocation: http://weedingthecollection.wordpress.com/2013/12/11/ignoring-what-most-schools-dont-teach/
Monika Hardy exploreed the juxtaposition of Hour of Code with Dasani, when she wrote in an email:
I think the stories of Leo http://redefineschool.com/leo-grand/ and Marc http://redefineschool.com/marc-roth/ fit in nicely as well.
Freire's - how to have liberation without trust.. esp the story behind Leo and Patrick: Did we trust a homeless black man could code? Did we trust a young white tech entrepreneur wasn't just wanting to look good in his offer?
ScriptEd's co-founder, Maurya Couvares http://www.scripted.org suggested:
You might want to read this article. One of our students wrote it -- I think it might a good talking point for [this episode of TTT]: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bill-nyarko/learning-to-computer-program_b_4098707.html
ScriptEd teaches computer programming to students in low resource high schools, and places its students in internships with technology firms.
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