Friday, February 2nd, 2018
Monday, October 2nd, 2017
Alan Kay’s initial description of a “Dynabook” written at Xerox PARC in 1972.
Wednesday, July 5th, 2017
I frequently see web developers struggling to become better, but without a path or any indication of clear direction. This repository is an attempt to sharing my experiences, and any contributions, that can help provide such a direction.
It’s broken down into four parts:
- 10 Domains of Web Development
- Events and Interaction
- Internationalization / Localization
- Understandability / Content
- Interviewing for Web Developers
- Productivity for Web Developers
- Web Training Hierarchy
- Level 1 - Writing Code
- Level 2 - Accessibility and Security
- Level 3 - Architecture
- Level 4 - Innovation
I don’t necessarily agree with everything here (and I really don’t like the “rockstar” labelling), but that’s okay:
Anything written here is open to debate and challenges are encouraged.
Tuesday, November 1st, 2016
The New Digital School - An Alternative to Design Education by Tiago and Cláudia Pedras — Kickstarter
You can back Tiago’s excellent New Digital School. It’s a fantastic project with the web at its heart, and I really hope it gets funded.
Tuesday, May 26th, 2015
I felt a great swell of pride watching Charlotte give an excellent presentation at the Talk Web Design conference at Greenwich University.
Saturday, May 31st, 2014
Alan Kay’s written remarks to a Joint Hearing of the Science Committee and the Economic and Educational and Opportunites Committee in October 1995.
Sunday, December 8th, 2013
Here’s a heartwarming tale. It starts out as a description of processing.js project for Code Club (which is already a great story) and then morphs into a description of how anyone can contribute to make a codebase better …resulting in a lovely pull request on Github.
Monday, August 12th, 2013
This is a really well-written and worrying piece that pokes at that oft-cited truism about kids today being “digital natives”:
The causes of this lack of digital literacy can be traced back to school:
We’ve mirrored corporate networks, preventing kids and teachers access to system settings, the command line and requiring admin rights to do almost anything. They’re sitting at a general purpose computer without the ability to do any general purpose computing.
Also, this article has the best “TL;DR” description ever.
Wednesday, May 8th, 2013
Josh has been teaching HTML and CSS schoolkids. I love the pages that they’ve made. I really mean it. I genuinely think these are wonderful!
Thursday, March 28th, 2013
It’s a big ask, but if you can action these ten tips from Anil, your startup will crush it.
Monday, February 25th, 2013
If you’re coming along to the Responsive Day Out and you’ve got some tech books you no longer need, bring them along. We’ll collect them and distribute them to schools.
Friday, November 16th, 2012
A great short talk from Clare about Code Club.
Thursday, November 8th, 2012
And this is why Code Club is such a great initiative.
Tuesday, September 11th, 2012
I like this! Andrew Johns found a thread in this year’s dConstruct that ran parallel to its official tagline of “Playing With The Future”: Education.
Thursday, May 17th, 2012
I think I might volunteer my services.
Monday, April 16th, 2012
This is an excellent idea: get a whole bunch of after-school code clubs going to teach kids how to code in Scratch.
Saturday, December 31st, 2011
A trojan horse for plagiarised college papers, much like the fakery on maps (“Lie Close”, “Arlington”) and in dictionaries; traps to be sprung on the hapless copy’n’paster.
Friday, October 7th, 2011
This is great idea! A website for putting the digital makers of Brighton in contact with the city’s student population.
Tuesday, September 6th, 2011
Having just seen Anna Debenham’s superb but scary presentation at Update about the shocking state of UK schools, this is a timely piece of journalism.
Saturday, September 3rd, 2011
Naz shares his advice for up-and-coming designers …and the institutions that educate them.