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Greg McVerry

Troubled by relationship between the @CollegeBoard and @codeorg #edtechchat #cs4all

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At IndieWebCamp NYC our keynote speaker presented on good intentons and bad realities.

As I began to map put how we will get every child in Connecticut exposure to computer science in elementary school, a class in middle school, and have certified teachers in high school I hold Maha's words close.

I fear the relationship between Code.org and the CollegeBoard who sells the Computer Science Test.

It seems incestuos. The company selling the test is paying the bills for the non-profit who then turns and says judge the success of your program by completing the test sold by this company.

Under the guise of the CollegeBoard continues it's fleecing of American families....well white and rich American familes.

For our underrepresented population taking aan AP exam can be daunting. First you need $80 per test. That is a a lot. Second we now the racial bias inherent in standardized tests. Finally we have alternative.

Dual enrollment programs that connect high schools with community colleges and unviersities proves a much more cultural prroactive approach to awarding college credit in high school for computer science. It requires local taletn and invest in the community rather than a testing company.

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@spacekatgal Any interest in serving on this scientific advisory board for an NSF grant to bring to schools: https://github.com/jgmac1106/cs4all/blob/master/SAB.md going to scale up statewide

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@mozillareality @glitch working on case study ideas for Responsible Computer Science Challenge planning to develop course work that embeds ethics into learning aframe and webVR. Ideas for case studies anyone? https://github.com/jgmac1106/worldsandwes/tree/master/casestudies

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Do we have a moral obligation to model and quit social media? How do we scaffold long term projects? Managing group work. Code is one thing...how do we teach all the other stuff required for , like people and product management, and design.

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The more kids can answer, "My url is..." I know the more the district will be prepared to answer the call for

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@s_bearden And I worry deeply this is the part that can never teach. The best lessons in tech, the most successful folks solved a problem they had and then realized many more had the same. They jammed.

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Is your learning production based? Yes, then you are preparing for , No? then you are not. It's such a simple flow chart

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The highest paid person in Silicon Valley aren't the coders. They are the product/project managers. Not sure is the right goal

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Wondering if it is or just a higher standard of where we would want educators to be. Would take a lot of work to get educators building open learning using docker. I think to get here and have we need to do early digital work