Monday, January 13, 2014

Interesting Links 13 January 2014

Highlight this week? Free and inexpensive books! And some links to interesting news and discussions about women and others in AP CS classes. And more so read through the whole list. Thanks.

At Last - CS Gender Equity in Multiple States – Mike Zamansky has his take on the  media buzz popping up from the data compiled by Barbara Ericson on AP Computer Science test takers in 2013. “In addition to going to the source there was a piece in The Atlantic and in Education Week.”

Did you catch my post last week about application being open for the Computer Science Principles Summit. If you and an administration are talking about adding AP CS Principles this is a conference for you both to attend.

Nation's largest "hackathon" for high schoolers to be held in San Antonio Rackspace Global Headquarters in June! Looks interesting.

Who doesn’t like free book? 28 Free eBooks On Game Programming! via @efyindia

Rot13 - Gateway Drugs Techniques another great project based learning post from Mike Zamansky.

Interview with CEO and co-founder of the National Center for Women & Information Technology (@NCWIT) – Lucy Sanders, USA 

Computer Science Posters  for Python based in the UK ICT curriculum. If you are teaching with Python they are well worth checking out.

New C# Yellow Book Available - and on Kindle via @robmiles. yellowbookcoverThe Kindle version is $0.99 and I bought a copy myself.

Girls Who Code on Before and After Their Participation in Girls Who Code Nice video.

Workshop at Microsoft Research highlights medical uses of Kinect technology. I’m really excited about these sorts of possibilities.

Read testimony to Congress by Hadi Parvati  @hadip of @codeorg last week. 

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