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Open Letter/Rant to Anyone Developing Online Curriculum for Kids

Open Letter/Rant to Anyone Developing Online Curriculum for Kids

I have one child who homeschools, and 2 children who would like to. I also work indirectly with educators who are trying to improve the curriculum through the US educational systems. So I have a decent exposure to the details of the curriculum being offered to our children via online tools. And I’m not impressed. I don’t want to be dismissive of the hard work people have put forth… on the contrary, I really do appreciate it, and have great…

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Learning to Code

Learning to Code

I am surrounded by conversations recently about learning how to code, and wanted to write out some aspects of my journey to being a coder… The Apple ][ When I was a kid, my dad got an Apple ][ at his office. And on some Saturdays, I would go in and play with it. I had nothing but the manual that came with it, so I pretty much would load up BASIC and start coding the same kinds of things…

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Weekend Coding Babble

Weekend Coding Babble

I tend to spend some time each weekend coding some personal projects, for the reasons listed below. Each reason could be a post of its own, but I’ll save that for another day. Keep up with new platforms and frameworks Experiment in areas not covered by my work. Build tools that my family or I can use around our home Because I enjoy what I do, and want to have some personal projects under my own control But there is…

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