New Article: Computational Thinking and Expository Writing in the Middle School






Ursula Wolz, Meredith Stone, Kim Pearson, Sarah Monisha Pulimood, and Mary Switzer. 2011. Computational Thinking and Expository Writing in the Middle School. Trans. Comput. Educ. 11, 2, Article 9 (July 2011), 22 pages. DOI=10.1145/1993069.1993073 http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1993069.1993073 ABSTRACT To broaden participation in computing we need to look beyond traditional domains of inquiry and expertise. We present results […]

Live blog, NABJ blogging panel






I took these notes at the NABJ convention in Philadelphia in early August. Although I never got a chance to refine them, the notes will be useful for the Social Media class I will be teaching next semester. Topic: What makes a multimedia blog successful? Dan Farber -Great content. – the same things that make […]

Teaching HTML and CSS via translation






One of my major teaching responsibilities at The College of New Jersey is a course called, Writing for Interactive Multimedia. For the last 15 years, we have been using that course as a way to introduce our journalism students to basic coding in html and, more recently, css. Initially a course for the journalism and […]