Monday, May 09, 2016

Interesting Links 9 May 2016

A lot of variety this week. Robots, professional development, news, curriculum. and some controversy around the AP CS A exam. None of it my fault.

Interested in teaching computer science?  @LetsTeachCS has 3K fellowships for Professional Development with  multiple providers. …

HullPixelBot: A robot pixel from Hull may have to add this to my blog of robots for teaching programming and computer science.

Well Mike Zamansky has really been on a kick about (or kicking) the Advanced Placement Computer Science exam. He is not a fan. He's written several blog post on the topic and there has been a lot of discussion in the comments. Agree or disagree there is a lot going on.

K 12 Computer Science Initiatives Are Exciting, but Are They Enough? #edtech via @EdSurge  How do we do computer science and still make sure students are getting everything else they need in school?

 Creative Coding Academy - a 20 hour Computer Science curriculum using TouchDevelop is available. Something for summer programs or after school programs perhaps.

  Meet The Girls Who Code In A Roxbury Basement via @WBUR  A club that is teaching homeless girls programming and computer science.

Will I see you at the CSTA Conference this summer? I hope so.

Oh and by the way save the date for 2017 as well.

1 comment:

Mike Zamansky said...

Hey Alfred - quick note -- my rants are really on the College Board in general - not really AP CS specific.