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Forty-seven states let computer science count in place of math or science classes required for high school graduation. Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock.com

Computer science now counts as math credit in most states – is this a good idea?

Most states have changed their rules in recent years to let computer science count as a required high school math or science class. A physics professor explains how that trend could set students back.
The American Survival Research Foundation offered a reward of $1,000 for cracking one of Thouless’s two codes within three years of his death. It was not claimed. Shutterstock.com

Cryptology from the crypt: how I cracked a 70-year-old coded message from beyond the grave

Computer capabilities have boosted our decryption technology to great heights. How will the future compare to a past, one in which codes were thought to be a means of communicating after death?
In the near future, the ability to code will be as essential as knowing how to read, write and count. Shutterstock

Coding in South African schools: what needs to happen to make it work

South Africa's introducing coding as a school subject but until teacher education, IT infrastructure and internet connectivity issues, among others are addressed, the country has a long way to go.
Truly learning to code involves more than episodic experiences. Students should ideally develop a ‘coding mindset.’ Nesa by makers/Unsplash

The promise of the “learn to code” movement

Learning to code is often presented as a solution to job market problems of the 21st century, but are students really learning the competencies they will need?
Could music one day be something we experience through augmented reality, responding to the way we move through the world? Sound supplemented with colours and shapes? Mavis Wong/The Conversation NY-BD-CC

Trust Me, I’m An Expert: How augmented reality may one day make music a visual, interactive experience

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Today, we're hearing about a researcher who records birdsong, how tech changes music and why song might help address Indigenous language loss.
It might be too soon to say that smart contracts will do away with lawyers all together. www.shutterstock.com

Smart contracts – smart or dumb?

Consider, for a moment, these two statements from the “Ultimate Guide to Understanding Blockchain Smart Contracts” on a well known Blockchain website: 1) Traditional Contracts “Traditional physical contracts…
Coding: it’s just another language to learn at school. Flickrabg_colegio

Want your kids to learn another language? Teach them code

Computer coding should be thought of as teaching children another language. If they get the basics right at an early age, who knows where their new-found language skills can take them.

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