School started for me last week. I showed off some sample Kinect apps to most of my classes. For some it was to talk about human computer interaction. For others is was to give them some ideas for projects later in the semester. I also showed off my Binary clock. With mixed opinions I might add.
I tweeted the image on the right and one of my Twitter followers replied with a link to this article they wrote about Binary clocks. You can read it at Binary Clock Fun.
And now for the usual round up of interesting links.
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Google has started an interesting program to send people into schools in South Carolina to run computer science programs after school. One of the program’s participants has written about the Google's New Computer Science Teaching Fellows Program in South Carolina on the CSTA blog. Cait Sydney Pickins who I interviewed earlier this month is part of this project.
A year ago I wrote about Ruth Hartsook’s CS Teaching Resources on this blog. Ruth recently let me know that her links had changed so I have updated the post with new links.
A new Blog@CACM post by Mark Guzdial: A stable future for computing ed requires schools of education. We can't do it from CS alone.
My series of interviews of computer science educators is up to 18 now with the addition of Tammy Andrew. Tammy teaches in a public high school during the regular school year but a private boarding school in the summer. Interesting read.