President Barack Obama has rolled out a plan that would make computer science education available to all K-12 students.The $4 billion initiative would help states train teachers, improve instructional resources and create regional partnerships. College of Computing Professor Mark Guzdial has tried to expand CS education for years. One of his projects is Georgia Computes!, an NSF alliance focused on increasing the number and diversity of computing students in Georgia.
We have to change how we teach computer science and what we teach from computer science (CS). Software development is not the only purpose for teaching computer science. We should teach computing in ways students can use to improve their learning in school and be useful in the workplace.