It’s Labor Day in the US and schools are closed here. It’s actually the fourth day in a four day weekend for my school. Some how it always feels like this lets us ease into a full five day a week school schedule.
I found this post by a pro developer on The importance of comments just after I started talking about commenting code with my honors programming students. Looking forward to using some of the examples in it with my students.
I have started making occasional contributions to Connect Learning Today which is an education technology site run by my friend Ken Royal. My first post there is titled Beyond Teaching Computer Science.
Watch this new TouchDevelop video by the development team’s(former) intern Mikhail Belyaev as he walks you through all basic and advanced debugging in TouchDevelop.
Video of NSF’s Jan Cuny talking about broadening participation in computing at the AP Annual Conference: http://youtu.be/LG7CJOWtWY0?t=31m27s
The Scratch Team announced the release of the beta version of the Scratch 2.0 Offline Editor. It currently works only on Mac and Windows. You can install it and find out more here: http://scratch.mit.edu/scratch2download/
My post on Windows 8 Game Development Links has been updated with a new link specifically the latest post by Tara Walker. Building a Shooter Game Walkthrough – Part 6: Creating Enemies and Detecting Collisions