Computer Science Teacher
This is Alfred Thompson's blog about computer science education and related topics.
Saturday, June 16, 2018
Congressional App Challenge 2018
One of my students won for her district last year. She found it a very valuable experience. I highly support this challenge. Share it with ...
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Reflections on Programming and Teaching
Mark Guzdial has an interesting post called Reflections of a CS Professor and an End-User Programmer in which he compares end-user programm...
Monday, June 11, 2018
School Year is Over, Time to Get Ready for Next Year
It is teacher wrap up day at Bishop Guertin. The warning bell for homeroom just rang but of course the students were done on Friday so there...
Friday, June 08, 2018
Thoughts on Textbooks in Progress
My first published book, Microsoft Visual Basic FUNdamentals, came out 18 years ago. It was for Visual Basic version 6 and what I did was to...
Computer Science Teacher as Unicorn
The t-shirt image here showed up on my Facebook feed the other day. My first thought was “Yes, computer teachers are the coolest.” Of cours...
Wednesday, June 06, 2018
Looking Back At APCS Principles–My First Year
During a conversation with my dean, he said it takes about three years to really get teaching an Advanced Placement course down pat. I don...
Tuesday, June 05, 2018
Programming Projects–The good, the bad, and the ugly
End of the semester project time for me. All of my programming students have been finishing up[ their self-selected projects and I have been...
Friday, June 01, 2018
Micro:Bits and Teaching Networking
This year i taught advanced Placement Computer Science Principles with a mix of high school juniors and seniors. Because of the schedule I h...
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