I started a new series I am calling CS Educator Interviews last week. The first two interviews posted are with Kathleen Weaver and Garth Flint. Check them out when you have a minute. I hope to post about two of these a week over the summer months. If I forgot to ask you to take part please drop me a note in the comments or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Microsoft demos Project Spark at the //Build conference. Sort of like Kodu on steroids. Awesome graphics. I can see this appealing to older students.
Check out the latest CSTA Voice! Volume 9, issue 3: Gearing Up for Fall http://csta.acm.org/Communications/sub/CSTAVoice.html …
"CS Principles: Computation in Action" curriculum is ready for download!
Did you miss the ISTE conference? So did I. I did find this summary of ISTE's Top Ten Conversations to be pretty interesting. A lot of chatter about the Surface RTs that Microsoft gave out. Will be looking at how that plays out in the long run.
New Blog@CACM post from Mark Guzdial: Why more/better CS education in schools is likely to reduce computing labor shortage.
Computer Science Teachers Association reports on a new http://Code.org Video Released.
CS2013 and K-12 is a preview post of a talk I am giving with two other people are this month’s CSTA Annual Conference. Hope to see you there!
President Clinton on computer science education Nice (and short) video. I wonder if things like this make a difference though. What do you think?
More women will pick computer science if media nix outdated ‘nerd’ stereotype is an interesting report of some research into how stereotypes are driving women away from computer science.
On the road with TouchDevelop a teacher talks about his experiences showing off TouchDevelop at several events in the UK. Helpful links to his curriculum as well
Which one is for you? Weak, Strong, Static And Dynamic — An Introduction To Programming Type Systems One of the better explanations I have seen on this important topic.
Stuy CS Software Development Demo Night by Neal Zupancic A visitor to a demo night for high school projects. Held at Google’s NYC offices BTW. Mike