Well last week was a busy one. I spent the first few days in Memphis working on the K-12 CS Curriculum Framework. (Blogged about that at Writing the K12 CS Framework). Then school. Saturday I attended an unconference – EdCamp Boston. Speaking of conferences I have a reminder of the Annual CSTA Conference at the bottom of this post. I hope to see you there. And now some interesting links for you to check out.
Cryptography Pioneers Receive ACM A.M. Turing Award The Turing Award is the Nobel Prize equivalent for computer science. Whitfield Diffie,and Martin E. Hellman were awarded for their critical contributions to modern cryptography specifically public-key cryptography and digital signatures.
Traffic Light Remix This is great. Riff on riff on a project Sharing what we do helps everyone.
Microsoft Launches Pre-Orders For $3,000 HoloLens Development Kit, Will Start Shipping March 30 via
@techcrunch What is the role of virtual reality in education? A lot of people are looking for answers to that question.
How to set up your own Raspberry Pi web server: These little devices seem to be able to do a lot. See also Get Rolling with Raspberry Pi and Windows 10 in 5 Minutes
For Elementary Schools, the Search for an Ideal Coding Curriculum Is Far From Over via
@EdSurge I would say it is just beginning.
I’m still keeping an eye on BBC Micro:Bit stuff in the UK.
Teachers are getting samples and trying interesting things. Look at this cute Micro:Bit robot created on a Hackaday https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khRb_HOsX6c&feature=youtu.be