Monday, February 24, 2014

Interesting Links 24 February 2014

I’m on vacation! February break in New Hampshire this week. I’m trying to take a break from the computer and the Internet as well – except for catching up on grading. We’ll see how I do. I may or many not have an interesting links post next week but I do have a few links to share today.

I love reading about the teaching adventures of Garth Flint. Take a look at Java, here I come.

Did you see my post on the Teacher and Student Awards I’m curious to see how that program works out.

Kinect yourself a 3D printed mini-me with Shapify I really have to look into this. The software uses a Kinect to create a 3D model of a person that can be used with a 3D printer to create a small “statue” of them.

My Own Flappy Bird in which Doug Peterson writes about his experience with TouchDevelop and a tutorial from Microsoft.

College Board program to provide funding to districts to start AP courses with a grant from Google. Maybe you can use it to start and AP CS course at your school? Information courtesy of Mark Guzdial @guzdial

The Joy of Teaching Computer Science in the Age of Facebook  Hope Reese interviews Mehran Sahami, a professor and Associate Chair for Education in Computer Science at Stanford University for The Atlantic magazine. I was on the CS 2013 curriculum task force with Mehran and he’s a great guy.

Laura Blankenship writes about Counting Computer Science on her blog. I’ve written about it to but I think Laura’s writing is better then mine.

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