Monday, March 11, 2013

Interesting Links 11 March 2013

It’s Women’s History Month and last week was International Women’s Day. Not surprisingly that there was a lot of talk about women in computer science in particular and women in STEM fields in general last week. In fact let’s start there today.

I get all sorts of announcements in email these days. This one from L’Oreal USA FGISLogoFor Girls In Science came in last week and I thought it worth sharing.

At L’Oreal USA For Girls In Science we celebrate strong women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (S.T.E.M.) every day through our biographies of female leaders in S.T.E.M, video profiles and our NEW blog roll, authored by a variety of amazing women and girls.

We would love for you to check out our site at and learn more. Please help spread the word and help young girls get interested in S.T.E.M.

The mainstream media continues to take notice of CS education including this article on the New York Times last week - Computer Coding: It's Not Just for Boys

Those great people at Carnegie Mellon behind the Alice project announced new Alice 3.1 curriculum resources last week in time for SIGCSE.

Jesse Freeman, a Technology Evangelist at Microsoft focusing on Windows 8 and HTML5 Gaming, announced free game art for a Windows 8 game called Jetroid 

The latest ISTE SIGCT Newsletter for computing teachers (pdf) is now available. Worth checking out.

Teaching Computer Coding in K-12 via @usedgov talks about the videos from Code.Org that I wrote about last week. See What Most Schools Don’t Teach for more from me.

Current high school senior interested in computer science? Check out this recent blog post about Google’s CSSI program. Looks like a fantastic opportunity for a small number of students. Something for a student you know though? Maybe!

Chatting up your Windows Phone 8 Apps (Channel 9)  via @ch9 read about Speech-Enabling a Windows Phone 8 App with Voice Commands

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