Monday, October 26, 2015

Interesting Links 26 November 2015

I’m writing this post from a hotel in Chicago. I’m here for some meetings which I’ll be sure to blog about later. I left my power cord home so this may be a short post though. The trials of travel. I’ll start with a couple of Twitter chats.

How can we create PreK-16 learning continuum in #compsci & #csed? Join @CS10K & @codeorg for #cs10k Twitter chat on 10/26 (TONIGHT)  from 9-10pm ET. I’ll be on a plane. May have to buy wi-fi if available.

#CSK8 chat Wed Oct 28 8pm ET
Topic:Connecting coding in K-8  to the real world.
Engage students using a variety of projects – run with the CSTA K-8 Task Force helping.

The battle for computer science's future in the classroom via @dailydot

The Five Knows of Programming another great post about teaching and learning computer science   by Rob Miles  @RobMIles

Todd Lash@Todd_Lash Shared this helpful image on a tweet.

Great watching @MrsLienhardt generate strategies with her students for getting unstuck while coding. #csk8

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Wonder Workshop@WonderWorkshop THe makers of the Dot and Dash robots tell me that the wonder league Robotics Competition is the 1st competitive robotics event for kids as young as 6. It looks interesting if you are using robots with young students.

The real reason U.S. students lag behind in computer science via @FortuneMagazine Area with them or not?

Chalkbeat: Yes, any teacher can help the city spread computer science. No, not any training will do By Eric Allatta who is a math and science teacher at the Academy for Software Engineering, an unscreened public high school in Manhattan, where he is also an AP Computer Science Principles pilot instructor.

Curious? Take a peek at SIGCSE preliminary program. It's posted on the website: This is my favorite Computer Science Education conference after the CSTA conference. I haven’t made it for a while but I want to try this year.

Disrupting the Gender Gap in Computer Science on the CSTA  (@csteachersa) blog by @lblanken laura Blankenship

Assumptions and Best Intentions: Curriculum is not the biggest problem in computer science education Post by Leigh Ann DeLyser  @lsudol (Pictured below)

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