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Want to Graduate From This Chicago School? You'll Have to Pass a Computer Science Course.

Jayne Miller wrote this on Feb 26, 2016


Edtech readers. We've got some fun stuff today, including news about the Chicago Public School Board of Education, which recently decided computer science would be a graduation requirement for students. TechCrunch has all the details below.

We've also selected some pieces on student coding, virtual fields trips, and the 'Open e-books' app from the White House. 

Enjoy our picks. More where that came from next week.

Computer Science Is Now A High School Graduation Requirement In Chicago’s Public School District | TechCrunch

5 places where any kid can learn how to code | TED Ed

High School ‘Work From Home Day’ Gives Students Taste of Independence | MindShift

Why Educators Need to Promote Themselves | Edutopia

Here’s one way to fight to end the digital divide: Strong leadership in schools | The Hechinger Report

Statistic Of The Day: Kids Without Internet & What Can Be Done About It | Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day

 The White House and Michelle Obama Release $250M ‘Open eBooks’ App for Title I and Special Education Teachers | EdSurge

Students Explore the Earth and Beyond with Virtual Field Trips | THE Journal

Beyond K-12: 8 Reasons Why Higher Education Should Adopt Gamification | Emerging EdTech

3 Ways Higher Ed Can Avoid the Fate of Polaroid | Inside Higher Ed


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