One week until I face a new group of students. Unlike classroom visits in recent years these students are “mine” full time for a semester. Excited to say the least. For now I have a few interesting links to share.
The Computer Science Teachers Association has developed a document on CSTA K-12 Computer Science Standards that is the go to place for looking at computing curriculum for K-12. With a lot of other national standards out these days the CSTA has released a series of documents that links the CSTA standards with several other standards.
Linking CSTA Standards with Other National Standards
When designing state and district standards and school courses and curricula, it is often helpful to know how the CSTA K-12 Computer Science Standards correspond with other common national standards. To help with these efforts, we have created a series of downloadable documents that match the CSTA standards to the following standards documents:
- Common Core State Standards
- STEM Cluster Topics
- Partnership for the 21st Century Essential Skills
Also from the CSTA last week was information about a Game Design Competition: The National STEM Video Game Challenge via the CSTA blog
Computer Programming For Kids 8 And Up A story on NPR.
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