Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Failure to Indict in Ferguson

Last update: Thursday 11/27/14 @ 3:18 am
Like most black Americans, I went to bed three nights ago enraged by the failure of the grand jury in Ferguson, MO, to indict Darren Wilson, the 6' 4" 210 pound police officer who killed Michael Brown, an unarmed 6' 4" 290 pound black teenager last summer. Young Mr. Brown first attracted Officer Wilson's attention because he was jaywalking in the street, instead of walking on the sidewalk. I was especially troubled by reports that Officer Wilson had fired twelve shots, hitting the unarmed 18 year-old six times. 

HBCU Tech News -- Wednesday Morning 11/26/14

Last update: Wednesday 11/26/14 @ 1:41 am
Today's top story = HBCU students protest no indictment by Ferguson grand jury

The Digital Learning Lab's favorite tweets about how HBCUs are using information technology to enhance the effectiveness of their teaching, research, and community service ... plus news about hackathons, Twitter chats, coding workshops, meetups, and related issues in HBCU media and elsewhere ... in the "24 hours" before its "Last update"

A. HBCU Media | B. Tech News | C. Techs' Views

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

HBCU Tech News -- Tuesday Morning 11/25/14

Last update: Tuesday 11/25/14 @ 2:33 am
Today's top story Protests after grand jury in Ferguson returns no indictments

The Digital Learning Lab's favorite tweets about how HBCUs are using information technology to enhance the effectiveness of their teaching, research, and community service ... plus news about hackathons, Twitter chats, coding workshops, meetups, and related issues in HBCU media and elsewhere ... in the "24 hours" before its "Last update"


A. HBCU Media | B. Tech News | C. Techs' Views

Monday, November 24, 2014

"Coding Literacy" a/k/a "Computational Thinking"

Last update: Monday 11/24/14 @ 1:06 am
"A rose by any other name would smell as sweet" ... William Shakespeare

"A rose is a rose is a rose" ... Gertrude Stein

The end of the last decade witnessed the birth of a surging, global educational movement that has many names, two of the most prominent being "coding literacy" and "computational thinking." This movement seeks to ensure that everyone -- especially the younger generations and most especially the younger generations of women and peoples of color -- are given opportunities to learn how to code. Fortunately, this is a technical revolution with the most profound economic consequences that Black America won't miss thanks to the rapid emergence of extraordinary leaders of excellent organizations, e.g., Kimberly Bryant of Black Girls Code and Van Jones of #YesWeCode

Saturday, November 22, 2014

"TECH Dozens" -- Week Ending 11/22/14

Last update: Saturday  11/22/14 @ 8:52 pm
 ... This week's cover = photo from tweet about Tech808 Conference 
... Other top stories ==> HBCU Summit 2014 in Silicon Valley 

Below find links to the Digital Learning Lab's "Dozens" of favorite news items about HBCUs' use of information technology to enhance their teaching, research, and community services ... plus news about hackathons and issues related to coding & coding literacy ... in HBCU media and Tech media ... for the week ending Saturday 11/22/14 @ 12 noon ... Links to previous editions of the Dozens can be found here ==> Back issues can be searched for old tweets.

A. HBCUs | B. Ed Tech | C. Gen Tech | D. Hackers | E. Views | F. Events