Happy Groundhog Day! We’re having a snow day with schools closed because of a snow storm. I’m betting on six more weeks of winter. It may take that long for all the snow we’ve had in the last 10 days or so to melt. I’m not complaining though. I like snow. And today I’ll have some time to work on some personal coding projects I’ve been wanting to get to.
Interdisciplinary Computing Blog: Who thinks Computer Science is less relevant than physics? A good question in my somewhat biased opinion.
I saw some interesting discussion on this week’s Twitter chat for K8 computer science sponsored by the K8 Task Force of the CSTA. There will be another chat but here are a couple of interesting links from this week. An archive of tonight's chat on Coding Lessons with 5-7 year olds has been posted at https://plus.google.com/114810523265094113657/posts/LF7ZTnm24Lo
- Jake (
@teachingjake ) is a first grade teacher in Hawai’i using Dot and Dash (two of the robots I link to in my recent robots for teaching post)) with his 1st graders to solve mazes! See them on youtube
- Susan Prabulos
@fabprab has been using Dash & Dot's Path app to teach algorithms in Kindergarten!
Beginner languages – the usual infinite loop and interesting take on the subject by Garth Flint
ANYBODY CAN LEARN — With education moving online, do we even need teachers anymore?… YES! from
@codeorg Some interesting data that reinforces the value of a real in person teacher.
I found a pair of interesting examples of code solutions for common technical interview questions. Maybe there are some projects here for students?