Monday, August 01, 2016

Interesting Links 1 August 2016

In parts of the US, teachers start returning to school this week. I'm not one of them but the time is approaching. Fewer than three weeks to go for me. It’s been a crazy busy summer for me. Last week was a week long Advanced Placement Summer Institute for AP CS Principles. A good session and I learned a lot. Trip report coming soon.

In the mean time a bunch of interesting links and some humor (at the bottom of the post) to share with you to start your week.

Doug Peterson seems to always come up with new and interesting ideas for projects. If you like programming assignments involving string manipulation as much as I do you’ll want to check out his post called  A cutie-pie string problem

The Future of Computing Education is beyond CS majors: Report from the Computing Research Association (CRA) Snowbird conference of deans and chairs of computing by Mark Guzdial.

NASA's 10 Coding Rules for Writing Safety Critical Program -   The focus is on C programs of some real complexity but there are some good ideas even for beginners in this post.

Google RISE Awards - annual grant program for informal edu orgs who promote CS for K-12/pre-university age youth
“The RISE program supports and connects not-for-profit organizations around the world to increase equity in CS education with a focus on girls, minorities who are historically underrepresented in the field, and youth from low-income communities.”

For your geeky pleasure - Decimal, Binary, and Hexadecimal Odometers – something fun to show students perhaps. Or maybe an example to ask them to code up? 

College Board Hopes to Broaden Access to CS With AP CSP the largest AP debut- ever!

Coding across the primary curriculum  Great post by Miles Berry by @mberry Miles is a really smart guy. He’s now on the CSTA Board where he brings a lot to the table.

150 Members of Congress from 38 states signed up to participate in the 2016 Congressional App Challenge  Has yours? Check it out as something with potential for your students to get involved with.

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