For this week’s links I start up with dueling posts. That is to say two posts on two topics with somewhat dissenting views.
First off – hackathons – good or bad?
- From the CSTA blog Karen Lang writes about Hackathons as Possible Student Motivators
- Mark Guzdial takes a more critical slant at Why bother? How hackathons can become more female-friendly (Be sure to read the discussion in the comments)
Next the question of is computer science cool or not.
Forbes starts us off with Why Is Computer Science Generally Viewed As "Uncool" By Teenagers? written by Jennifer Apacible, CS major at the University of Washington
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The CSTA Voice - the newsletter of the Computer Science Teachers Association is now available
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