Where has the summer gone. A week and a day before all teachers have to return to my school. Students the end of next week. It’s been a great summer but I’m looking forward to the new school year. How about you? Either way a lot of good links to share today. Hope you find something useful here.
I recently discovered Computing Education a research blog about computer science education by Cait Sydney Pickens, a graduate student at Michigan State University and a Noogler. A Noogler is a new employee at Google by the way. She is doing some cs education research. A couple of good posts there to start you off are:Computer Science Education blog roll BTW. Have you checked the lost out recently?
APCS teachers have you seen these proposed AP CS A labs? The case study is going away after the 2014 school year. Labs something like these on Paul Tymann’s web site will replace it. Deepa Muralidhar has been blogging about AP CS Principles portfolios which are a part of this whole thing on her blog most recently at CS Principles Portfolios: Data
At the CSTA conference this summer I took part in a mobile app “throw down” where people used Apple iOS, App Inventor for Android and Windows Phone to develop the same app. The session was recorded and you can watch it here.
Google Computer Science Teaching Fellows Starting Up in Charleston, SC. I am following this with interest. That link is to the Google Research blog. There is also this news article about the program at the Berkeley Independent - Google pilots teaching program in Berkeley County.
Outstanding post by
@PaulRWood for all teachers Keep an eye out to be the difference for a student.
Is your school still using Windows XP? Make sure your administrators read this (Kill your Windows XP systems before they kill you) and suggest they act responsibly.
From the Kodu Team
Tips for teaching Computing for the first time (list of resources included) Not just for first timers either!