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Professor @uw_ischool @uwcse, she/her. Computing, learning, design, justice, trans, mom, biological human, #a11y
Dec 6, 2021 6 tweets 3 min read
Our new book, Critically Conscious Computing: Methods for Secondary Education, is live! 1/n
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#CSEdWeek Too often, CS education teaches only the technical. In this book, we reimagine the technical in social terms, teaching both CS content knowledge and pedagogical content knowledge that teachers need to help youth understand how computing is shaping society, often in harmful ways.
Jul 8, 2021 6 tweets 3 min read
I’m proud to share @GregNN’s outstanding dissertation, “Teaching and Assessing Programming Language Tracing”! It contributes three things…… A photograph of Amy Ko hood... 1. A new theory of PL knowledge.
It’s the first theory that accounts for how people use causal inference to build mapping of syntax to semantics, and can help predict and explain difficulties in learning to code. A table showing the transla...
Jul 8, 2020 10 tweets 2 min read
For those who need a summary of the history behind the Harper’s letter calling for good faith debate, here’s a thread, presented in the form of a middle school conflict at recess. 1/N Amy: Hi, I’m Amy. I’m trans.
Todd: Ug, gross, you’re an it, go away.
Amy: But... I’m not an it.
Todd: Yes you are.
Amy: No... I’m Amy, I’m a person.
Todd: I don’t think so. That’s just my opinion.
Amy: I don’t want to talk to you anymore.
Todd: [chases after Amy]