Monthly Archives: February 2015

Telling Stories with Data: The Most Common Job In Every State

One of the major themes in Computer Science Principles is Data. This interactive map shows how jobs have changed throughout the years. It is a great example of how visualizations impact story telling.

And for the record, the dark blue states have software engineers as the top jobs – go Virginia!

NPR: Map of the most common jobs by state

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Journal Questions:

  • How has data visualization changed how journalists tell stories?
  • How does the visualizing data vs. looking at numbers change how someone would see the changes in job trends?
  • What types of calculations do you think the journalist needed to do to build this interactive site?
Rebecca Dovi
As CEO (chief educational officer) of CodeVA Rebecca is responsible for training teachers and developing computer science curriculum as CodeVA works to bring computer science education to all Virginia students.

K-5 Teacher Training Resources

Hi folks – we are looking forward to working with you today.

A few links:

Persistence Videos

KIki’s Videos –

These go along with the lessons and are intended to give the teachers background information needed to do the lessons with students.

Rebecca Dovi
As CEO (chief educational officer) of CodeVA Rebecca is responsible for training teachers and developing computer science curriculum as CodeVA works to bring computer science education to all Virginia students.

AP Computer Science Principles Curriculum Resources

AP CS Principles is a new Advanced Placement class for computer science that will be tested for the first time in the 2016-17 school year.

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Rebecca Dovi
As CEO (chief educational officer) of CodeVA Rebecca is responsible for training teachers and developing computer science curriculum as CodeVA works to bring computer science education to all Virginia students.