Last week was a great one for me. It ended with a massive snowstorm that hit New Hampshire Friday though Saturday. I love snow and we haven’t had as much as I would have liked. It did mean a snow day (no school) on Friday but that gave me some time to spend on the Internet and so I have a healthy batch of interesting links to share with you.
“It’s not about the device. It has never been about the device. It’s about what we do with the device.” Very inspirational video and interview with Lou Zulli, Jr one of the outstanding teachers I am proud to call a friend.
- 14-Year-Old Prodigy Programmer Dreams In Code About Santiago Gonzalez who is already in college and has a bunch of iPhone apps in the marketplace. He says that writing well written code is much like writing a poem.
- Kids Use Coding Skills to Hack Online Games This one a cautionary tale about the risks of teaching skills without spending time on the ethical issues around using those skills.
- Who says elementary kids don't enjoy coding? about young students having a blast writing code with Scratch. And of course learning a lot at the same time.
5 Tips For Up and Coming App Developers pretty much what is says.
A lot of students are interested in game development. This post Backstage with the Windows 8 Games Studio gives a bit of an inside look into a game studio and the roles and people involved.
Interesting new site (new to me anyway) that makes it easier to find videos on computer science concepts http://www.teachingtree.co/
Who Knew Helping Women Get Tech Jobs Could Be So Controversial? an interesting post on the Huffington Post via
The CSTA blog has a couple of good posts on CS education advocacy:
The latest show in Don Wettrick’s video series is The FOCUS featuring Charles Cooper and Jill Compher using Aurasma It’s also listed in my regularly updated post on The Focus (Finding Outstanding Classrooms Using Social media)