- We Need More Operating Systems – not really a CS education post but it sure did attract some attention. Lots of it was through Hacker News but a couple of other sites picked it up as well.
Now for some of my favorites from the past year that didn’t make the list of most read posts but which I am still very pleased with.
I am really proud of the series of Computer Science Educator Interviews most of which were posted over the summer. You can see the whole list at The Index. I tried to highlight some really great people doing innovative and creative things in computer science education. If you missed the series take a look at some of these interviews.
Teaching Problem Solving was just off the top 10 list for views and it is a favorite of mine. Problem solving is so much about what we talk about as part of teaching computer science and programming. Just how and how well do we do it though?
All You Know Isn’t Enough is a call for teachers to look beyond what they themselves know when teaching students. So much of what we do should be about encouraging students to learn beyond just the official scope and sequence.
Programming with Blocks was not written originally in 2013 but it has been updated over the year. It remains one of the all-time most read blog posts here because it is just so darn useful. It is one of my favorites as well.
Would You Hire Your Graduates? Some good stuff in the comments and there is something clearly different about university faculty and it does make sense that they worry about becoming ingrown. But I liked this post and the conversation it started even if not too many people read it.
A lot of posts are timely in that they are appropriate for the time but they also time out in that they have less value over time. I think those posts are important and even necessary. But I hope to develop more posts this coming year that have more lasting value. That’s my blogging goal for the year. Stick around and see how I do.