Looking at my Facebook timeline it looks like schools in the southern US are starting to wrap up for the year already. My school has about another month or so. After that it is ISTE for me! Looking forward to seeing a lot off friends there and learning a lot. A lot of learning online for me now though. As usual I share some interesting links below.
Have you wondered What a systematic approach to computer science education looks like in England? I have and fortunately the National curriculum in England: computing programmes of study is online. Queen’s English spelling and all. Closely related Mr. O’Callaghan who teaches in the UK is collecting a bunch of GCSE Computing revision materials.
My friend Ken Royal @kenroyal discusses why educators should visit the exhibit halls at conferences. I happen to agree with him. There is a lot of value in the exhibit halls of educational technology conferences.
How serious is Microsoft about their international student competition the Imagine Cup? Satya Nadella. Microsoft’s new CEO, will be a judge at the Imagine Cup World Finals as part of an impressive slate of judges.
An interesting list - 7 reasons Computer Science is ideal for women.
Lee Kolbert writes in Flip, Blend, and Mix with New Free Office Plugin about an interesting new addition to PowerPoint. More interactivity. Needs the latest Office or Office 365 which I have yet to get so I haven’t tried it myself yet.
Game development takes a lot more than coding. A new study shows that diversity and communication skills are key.
This is interesting. Did you see the ciphered tweet from the NSA? Apparently they do this from time to time to help recruit people who are interested in code breaking. Code Cracked: Mysterious NSA Tweet Is Decrypted in Seconds