New semester starts for me today. Brand me (to me) batch of students in two sections of Explorations in Computer Science and one section of Honors Programming. I’m pretty excited about that. A chance to improve based on what I learned teaching those classes the past semester. Finishing grading semester projects? Not quite as exciting.
Here now some links to get your week off to an interesting start.
Why aren't more girls interested in computer science? Barbara Ericson of Georgia Tech talks about that issue on CNN’s Headline News.
Pick your heads up students; Active Learning is saving the day A lot of great stuff going on at a school in Florida where my friend Lou Zulli teaches.
@hackBCA high school hackathon will be held at Bergen County Academies HS on March 22. Visit the site at http://hackbca.com/
Dusty World: Do you teach computer studies or computer studies? Apparently the confusion between computer science as an academic subject and a career/technical subject is not just an American thing. Take a read on how things are going in Canada.
Microsoft Brings Its Perspective on Computer Science Education to the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2014 in Davos Switzerland.
Rock, Paper, Kinect for Windows v2 I have got to play with this!
Google After-School Program Encourages Study of Computer Science Sounds like this program is going well. I still think we need CS education as part of the school day but better after school than nothing.
Broward transforming computer science classes and so is Chicago. CPS to make computer science a core subject Looks like the attention computer science education is getting lately is starting to pay off.
"Password" unseated by "123456" on SplashData's annual "Worst Passwords" list I have this list in my computer lab. Kids get a kick out of it but it is also a powerful lesson.
Computer Science Teacher: CS Educator Interviews: The Index Updated with a great new interview I found.