This is a guest blog by MIT Master Trainer Sue Maddock.
Students (and adults) who are reluctant to try computer science often do so because they have no understanding of what it currently means. Take any opportunity you are given to show them how much fun and meaningful it can be.
The Play Data Consortium (in collaboration with The Education Arcade at MIT) is hosting a NSF-funded all-day (9AM - 4PM) workshop at MIT (in Cambridge, MA) on Saturday, February 4th on play, learning, and data for researchers & learning games designers in the US East. As always, our motto is: MAXIMIZE USEFULNESS AND FOSTER COLLABORATION.
The MIT App Inventor Summit is the annual gathering of the world-wide App Inventor community. Hosted by the MIT Center for Mobile Learning and the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), this summit brings together a diverse range of individuals, including: research scientists; educators from formal and informal settings; NGO staff members; computer scientists; representatives from industry; entrepreneurs; and others.