You know those school weeks with lots of interruptions, strange schedules and little normal routine? Yep, had one last week. I also managed to record a good number of Office Mixes on various programming topics. I’ll post a list of them as soon as I have a few more under my belt. One of my earlier Mixes is a finalist for a contest Microsoft is running. The winners are chosen by community voting, so if you are willing to help me get some computers for my school, please vote for my mix at https://mix.office.com/Gallery/Category/vote
Now for a few links I collected last week. Lets start with a couple of good articles addressing the question of why CS should be in schools.
- Why Teach Computer Science in K-8? I Want Every Kid to Code by Brian Spinall
- Jane Margolis and Yasmin Kafai explain Why the 'coding for all' movement is more than a boutique reform on
I backed Notable Women in Computing Card Deck on
@Kickstarter I signed up to get a deck of cards and a matching poster showing all 52 cards with information about women in computing. It will go up on the wall in my computer lab when it comes in.
Creating Surveys using OneDrive is a post by Rob Miles about a tool I’ve also been using a good bit in my classes.
I ran across this Ultimate List of UK Education Blogs last week. A lot of education blogs there that will probably be useful for educators in the United Kingdom and else where.