Monday, April 29, 2013

Interesting Links 29 April 2013

Last week was school vacation week and I was away with less than ideal Internet. I’m still not sure if that is better or worse than no Internet at all. Smile In any case I spent a lot less time on the Internet than usual. That doesn’t mean I didn’t come up with a few interesting links to share. Hope you had a good week and that you  find something of interest in this list.

Eugene Wallingford @wallingf had an interesting post Towards a course in reading code in which he gives some thoughts about what such a course might look like. It makes interesting reading on a subject that I have been interested in for a while.

As a favor for a friend I wrote a guest blog post about Changing Computer Science Teaching on Planet Promethean. It is about how new tools and other emphasis are changing how we teach computer science to get and keep student’s interest.

Latest edition of CS Bits & Bytes is here! Published by @NSF_CISE w/ Einstein Fellows. This is about how computers are helping save whales.

Young Kodu designer showcases at 2013 White House Science Fair on the  Microsoft Citizenship Blog - via @msftcitizenship The president has been having an annual science fair to help provide the sort of attention to students doing cool things that normally goes to athletes.

The legislature in Washington state passed a bill to count computer science for math, science credit. About time we had another state give graduation credit for computer science. I sure hope this spreads.

KinectChooserEx - Making Kinect Interactions even easier (Channel 9)  via @ch9

Announcing: A Platformer Game Starter Kit for Windows 8 games! Includes free game art. This is a JavaScript based game.

What we talk about when we talk about CS Great post by Laura Blankenship @lblanken

Ken Royal @kenroyal talks to Patrick Larkin and asks  Are Tablets Solutions or Problems?

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