The two big news event around computer science last week were the Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack on Dyn and the release of the new K-12 Computer Science Curriculum framework. The DDoS attack was local news for me. Dyn is located not far from where I teach and where I will be taking students for a hackathon in a few days. While I’ll be talking about the DDoS attack with my students the longest lasting news for CS education is the framework so I’ll start with a few links about that.
Introducing the K–12 Computer Science Framework, a milestone for CS education – this is the announcement as posted by Code.Org
One of the many gifts the K12 CS Framework provides -> a glossary of CS terms!
Educators, Organizations Develop K-12 Computer Science Framework This is one of many articles about the framework. I like this one because I was interviewed for it and quoted.
Cozmo looks like a fun robot. An interesting look into how Artificial Intelligence will help robots be companions perhaps. A good thing or a bad thing? Or just a thing?
How Your First Programming Language Warps Your Brain I’m not sure I buy the premise as given in the title. What do you think?
How I'd teach computer science by
@davewiner Great idea. I think a lot of university courses do this already. It’s always interesting to hear/read the thoughts of how to teach CS from people who don’t actually teach CS themselves.
Don’t forget that the 2017 CSTA Conference Call for Proposals is now open!