Monday, September 01, 2014

Interesting Links 1 September 2014

Nothing like easing into the new school year. Last week was a four day week and so is this week. Today being Labor Day in the US most schools are closed. Here in New England and in fact much of the US tomorrow is the traditional day to start school. Some have been back longer of course. Standards and US education seem to have a rough time of it. No matter if you are off today or working I have a few links to share.

School administrators are really starting to take notice of and advantage of social media. The school district where my son is an assistant principal has made that a priority this year. Not just school accounts but administrator accounts. Want to help my son get going? Follow him at @ace_thompson

Mark Guzdial is looking for help figuring out how to design ebooks to be usable. If you have ideals drop on by his blog.

I made some minor updates and additions to my Computer Science Education Blog Roll last week.

I’ve been seeing a lot of good times from CS Teaching Tips @CSTeachingTips on their Twitter feed and in the gadget on the side of my blog. Like this one:

Speak to students directly if they use language that downplays the ability of women and students of color.

Are you a STEM teacher? Interested in serving at the national level for a year?

The Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship (AEF) Program is now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 Fellowship Year. Program applications are due by 5:00 pm EST, November 20, 2014, and must be submitted through an online application system.

The AEF Program provides a unique opportunity for accomplished K-12 educators in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to serve in the national education arena. Fellows spend 11 months working in a Federal agency or U.S. Congressional office, bringing their extensive classroom knowledge and experience to STEM education program and/or education policy efforts.

Sniff – A (next) programming language for Scratchers on Arduino and Raspberry Pi Sort of a textual version of Scratch. Interesting idea.

Is this a great clock or what? I wonder if I can find one for my classroom to go along with my clock that shows time in binary lights.

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