Monday, July 19, 2010

Highlights of the Week ending July 17

Most of my blogging goes on at other blogs. Last week I posted several at my main high school computer science blog and once at the Educators Royal Treatment. Here are the links.

Assessment and Trust (Educators Royal Treatment)

[Tavis Smilley] asked what was wrong with a plan that would get rid of the bottom 10% performing teachers in the city. The answer boiled down to the union and its teachers not trusting the principals and other administrators to be fair in their evaluation.

High School Computer Science Blog posts

Little Orphan Computer Science

The never ending debate over where Computer Science fits in the curriculum continues. Mark Guzdial asks why computer science is not in the latest set of STEM standards from the National Academes of Science ( What are we? Chopped liver? CS left out of...

Advice For An Imagine Cup Team

The following is a guest post by Pat Yongpradit. Pat is the computer science teacher at Springbrook High School in Silver Spring, Maryland . His students competed in this year’s Imagine Cup in the Game division and were one of the top 10 teams in the...

Microsoft Research Illuminates Mars in 3-D With WorldWide Telescope

Cool stuff for us space nuts. It’s a database project with a difference. Microsoft Research has joined with NASA to create a new 3D way to experience Mars. Press announcement at Microsoft Research Illuminates Night Sky and Mars in 3-D With WorldWide Telescope...

Interesting Links 12 July 2010

I’m up early this morning to take a flight out to California. I’ll be presenting at the annual CSTA CS & IT Symposium tomorrow. I’m very excited as I hear there is a full house expected. Since I was on the program committee (and highly honored to

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