Category Archives: Education

Designing for Youth – Making Games for Players Under 14

…in general when dealing with younger people, he simply thinks of them as adults with a lot less experience. Check out this video from the YouTube channel Extra Credits for one whirlwind analysis of designing games for children.  From the … Continue reading

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6.00x: Weeks 5-8 and Final

This post is part of the 6.00x Intro to Computer Science and Programming series Summer is here and in the spirit of this season of activity, I’m picking up where I left off in my 6.00x Intro to Computer Science … Continue reading

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6.00x: Debugging, Assertions and Exceptions, and Quiz Week 4

This post is part of the 6.00x Intro to Computer Science and Programming series Week 4 in the 6.00.1x course started with some general background on the history and process of “debugging.” Legend has it that Harvard’s old Mark II … Continue reading

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6.00x: Recursion and Objects Week 3

This post is part of the 6.00x Intro to Computer Science and Programming series This week in 6.00.1x focused on two lectures that introduced the ideas of recursion and objects in programming.  In the case of recursion, a number of … Continue reading

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6.00x: Simple Algorithms and Functions Week 2

This post is part of the 6.00x Intro to Computer Science and Programming series Highlights From Week 2 After an introductory week of defining key Python syntax, binary notation, and type properties, week 2 of MITx’s 6.00x course jumped right … Continue reading

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6.00x: Intro to CS and Programming Week 1

This post is part of the 6.00x Intro to Computer Science and Programming series As many of you know, last year I took Harvard’s online CS50x class offered through the edX program.  The course was both challenging and rewarding (and … Continue reading

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George Takei and Felicia Day on Gaming the Brain

Ohhh my!  Check out this short online episode from “Takei’s Take”, George Takei’s new YouTube channel where he takes on topics in the realm of social media and technology.  In this episode, George covers some real world benefits of gaming, … Continue reading

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