According to the daffodils in the front of the house it really is spring. A small pile of snow in my backyard is fighting but I think it is doomed to failure. I just finished a quarter at school and getting my grades finishes and in the system is the priority right now. But I am taking a work break to assemble this list of links from the previous week. I hope you find something useful here.
First off. The CSTA Board of Directors election is on now. If you are a member you should have gotten information about voting. The candidate statements are on the CSTA web site and I encourage you to read them and vote for the people you think will do the best job. Of course I hope you’ll vote for me. Thanks to those of you who have or will.
My friend Sam Stokes asks Is C++ Dead? and replies “Nope. It is alive!” XAML/C++ and Direct2D is AWESOME! I’m not so sure this isn’t a step backwards but Sam links to some resources if you agree with him
Mark Guzdial references and responds to a post called Six Reasons Why Computer Science Education is Failing Students via
Great video of what computer science looks like in the elementary grades! http://dl.ebmcdn.net/fcps/mp4/schoolscene/2013/ss08_stem.mp4 (Video file)
One Month Left to Enter The National STEM Video Game Challenge.
Microsoft Holds Panel on Extending Computer Science Ed to U.S. Students
The Teacher Collection Applications for Windows 8 quite the collection by a teacher for teachers.
Know any visually impaired student who have an interest in computer science? There is a two-week Computing camp for visually impaired students at RIT in New York State.