168 episodes

Each episode of the #CSK8 Podcast explores research, experiences, or perspectives on computer science education with a focus on grades K-8.

#CSK8 Podcast Jared O'Leary

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 7 Ratings

Each episode of the #CSK8 Podcast explores research, experiences, or perspectives on computer science education with a focus on grades K-8.

    Rethinking the Roles of Assessment in [Computer Science] Education

    Rethinking the Roles of Assessment in [Computer Science] Education

    In this episode I unpack Scott’s (2012) publication titled “Rethinking the roles of assessment in music education,” which summarizes three roles of assessment (assessment of learning, assessment for learning, and assessment as learning) that I discuss in relation to computer science education.

    • 24 min
    Music Making in Scratch: High Floors, Low Ceilings, and Narrow Walls?

    Music Making in Scratch: High Floors, Low Ceilings, and Narrow Walls?

    In this episode I unpack Payne and Ruthmann’s (2019) publication titled “Music making in Scratch: High floors, low ceilings, and narrow walls,” which problematizes the limitations of making music with Scratch.

    • 22 min
    Action to Catalyze Tech: A Paradigm Shift for DEI

    Action to Catalyze Tech: A Paradigm Shift for DEI

    In this episode I unpack Catalyze Tech Working Group’s (2021) publication titled “The ACT Report: Action to Catalyze Tech, A Paradigm Shift for DEI,” which provides suggestions for business that would like to improve DEI in ways that are relevant to CS organizations and educators.

    • 58 min
    Performing Algorithms: Weaving as Promising Context for Computational Learning

    Performing Algorithms: Weaving as Promising Context for Computational Learning

    In this episode I unpack Keune’s (2022) publication titled “Performing algorithms: Weaving as promising context for computational learning,” which explores weaving as a potential practice for exploring computer science concepts..

    • 17 min
    Precarious Playbour: Modders and the Digital Games Industry

    Precarious Playbour: Modders and the Digital Games Industry

    In this episode I unpack Kücklich’s (2005) publication titled “Precarious playbour: Modders and the digital game industry,” which problematizes modding as a form of free labor.

    • 21 min
    Should I Say “Disabled People” or “People with Disabilities”?

    Should I Say “Disabled People” or “People with Disabilities”?

    In this episode I unpack Sharif, McCall, and Bolante’s (2022) publication titled “Should I say “disabled people” or “people with disabilities”? Language preferences of disabled people between identity- and person-first language,” which summarizes findings from a survey on participant preferences for language around disability and an analysis on language in conference abstracts.

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
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MsBtech ,

Thank you.

I’m a computer science educator that just found your content; not sure how I’ve never come across you before. I’m writing this review to say thank you for your willingness to use your voice & privilege to stand with me, my Black sons, and our entire community.

Privilege is a real thing! In fact, I try to use my “middle class privilege” to serve my Title I students, by exposing them to thoughts & experiences that may help them change the trajectory of the economic future.

We all should work to find our own areas of privilege and courageously stand in the gap for others in those spaces. I cannot wait to dive deeper into your CS content, after this moment of silence you’re playing on the episode “I Can’t Breathe”.

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