Monday, April 08, 2013

Interesting Links 8 April 2013

According to the daffodils in the front of the house it really is spring. A small pile of snow in my backyard is fighting but I think it is doomed to failure. I just finished a quarter at school and getting my grades finishes and in the system is the priority right now. But I am taking a work break to assemble this list of links from the previous week. I hope you find something useful here.

First off. The CSTA Board of Directors election is on now. If you are a member you should have gotten information about voting. The candidate statements are on the CSTA web site and I encourage you to read them and vote for the people you think will do the best job. Of course I hope you’ll vote for me. Thanks to those of you who have or will.

10 Things Every Teacher Needs To Survive via @teachthought A good list.

My friend Sam Stokes asks  Is C++ Dead? and replies “Nope. It is alive!” XAML/C++ and Direct2D is AWESOME! I’m not so sure this isn’t a step backwards but Sam links to some resources if you agree with him

Mark Guzdial references and responds to a post called Six Reasons Why Computer Science Education is Failing Students via @guzdial

Great video of what computer science looks like in the elementary grades! (Video file)

Google Glass: Exploring Education Possibilities  Ken Royal is one of several people I know planning on looking closely at Google Glass in Education. (via @kenroyal)

One Month Left to Enter The National STEM Video Game Challenge.

Microsoft Holds Panel on Extending Computer Science Ed to U.S. Students

Super Computer Science: Coding Online - Rebecca Dovi has a long list of resources for writing and learning code online. So if you are looking for web based coding tools bookmark her lists.

The Teacher Collection Applications for Windows 8 quite the collection by a teacher for teachers. 

Know any visually impaired student who have an interest in computer science? There is a  two-week Computing camp for visually impaired students at RIT in New York State.

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