Principles (Draft)

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Over time, we might want to develop some core Guiding Principles related to CS in ELA. Here are a few to get us started:

  1. Computer science is consists greatly of software and software consists of human and computer languages; software might usefully be considered a reader and writer of the world. 
  2. Computer code is in fact a literacy practice, which suggests it should complement what we know about teaching reading, writing, speaking, and listening. 
  3. Digital humanities scholars offer useful starting points for exploring computer science in the ELA classroom (for example,_______).
  4. Young people need to become familiar with computer science because software is increasingly shaping all aspects of society, including how democracy functions. The economic need for computer science is important to honor, but it is secondary to the needs of democracy. 

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