The only blog post I wrote was the Monday morning links post. I feel like I’m slacking off but I sure was overloaded with other things to do last week. Some of the links below deserve posts of their own and if I have time this week I’ll have more to say about several of them. But just in case go read them now.
Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, and Lately, Coding: But mostly a video game (Elliot Soloway) Interesting take on the pros and mostly cons of learning to code via what amount to video games from Mark
What It Takes to be a Successful High School Computer Science Teacher Another post by Mark
@guzdial this time at blog@CACM A must read in my opinion.
Stretch your programming skills: 4 languages you should learn this year An interesting list. Not sure I agree completely but it is something to think about.
Microsoft Research Launches Code Hunt Game to Teach Programming More gameification of learning to program.
Annual self review of my Python course Garth Flint takes a close look at his Python course.
Microsoft is running free Youthspark summer camps, starting July 2 at various local Microsoft stores. Read about them at Helping Students Learn Through the Summer
The winners of the Grand C++ Error Explosion Competition I’m not so sure that winning a competition like this is a good thing. On the other hand I am amazed at how easily one simple error can generate huge numbers of errors.
The rise of coding in K-12.... http://nyti.ms/1jyhQoH Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, and Lately, Coding | NY Times
Almost 6000 views in it's first few weeks - have you read Microsoft UK’s Computer Science in the National Curriculum ebook (regarding the Curriculum in England) yet?