Last week was fun. I have great students. One thing I did this week was to create a scaffold program for my Honors Programming students. Just a basic user interface so what we could focus on the code behind – specifically if statements. I had it all done when I realized I had created a Visual Basic project for students who would be programming in C#. Whoops!
Fortunately in Visual Studio I can copy one form and its objects into a form in a project written in a different language so I didn’t lose much time. This is just the sort of error I warn students about. Rushing is bad.
So take some time to look though this list. And remember this is Connected Educator Month. How are you connecting with other educators?
In many ways the UK is far ahead of the US in requiring computer science education at all levels. It is not all rosy though - Want your kids to learn coding? Train the darn teachers first
Speaking of professional development:
- For middle school math and CS Bootstrap returns to the west coast! September 17-19 in San Jose, CA:
- Bay Area K-5 teachers! Attend Ben Chun's free workshop 10/17 introducing the http://Code.org CS curriculum:
Looking for competitions for your students? Did you see the announcement of the Bebras Computing Challenge
In other curriculum news, Code.Org announced that they have made many updates to their CSP curriculum this fall. Check out https://code.org/educate/csp
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End of Summer Fun with FunSharp (Channel 9) Some I’m still trying to find time to learn all about it.
For Arkansas computer science educators there is a Computer Science Leadership Summit October 8 Wish I could be there.
Just for fun - Computer Science Courses that Don't Exist, But Should what do you think? Any to add?