Using the My Namespace to Play Sounds in VB 2005

Recently I was asked about some features in Visual Basic 2005, specifically around the My namespace. One of the things I did in reply was to write a short article on using the My namespace to add sounds to a Visual Basic program. You can find the article (it is a PDF file) on….

Interview with a game user research engineer

Pat Phillips introduces Melissa Federoff on her blog. Melissa tests games. Now a lot of the students I have been talking to think that is pretty much the ideal career.  There is a lot more to this sort of job than just being good at playing games. Valuable information for students interested in the game…

Why you should teach secure programming

I found this interesting. It is from CERT (US Computer Emergency Readiness Team) This bulletin provides a year-end summary of software vulnerabilities that were identified between January 2005 and December 2005. The information is presented only as a index with links to the US-CERT Cyber Security Bulletin the information was published in. There were 5198…


Classic Computer Science Books

The ACM is looking to select the 20 favorite computer science book (as picked by ACM members) and make the full text available to the membership. To this purpose the ACM has set up a wiki so that members can discuss the books that have been nominated. The eligible books are all out of print….

Free Software Resources for Teachers and Administrators

I found these free downloadable tools thanks to a pointer from Blake Handler.  They look like they may be very useful. Learning Essentials for Microsoft Office Learning Essentials for Microsoft Office, a free program for schools, transforms familiar Office programs into customized tools for teaching and learning. Curriculum-based tutorials, templates, and project assistance from leading…

Privacy and Identity Interview

Kim Cameron is an architect in the Windows Identity and Access management group at Microsoft. Kim is the author of the Laws of Identity which is a way of looking at how identity can and perhaps should be handled on the Internet. Ron Jacobs has a good audio blog interview with Kim at Channel 9….

20 Technology Skills Every Educator Should Have

Laura Turner writes about 20 technology skills every educator should have at T*H*E Journal. Here are 20 basic technology skills that all educators should now have: Word Processing Skills Spreadsheets Skills Database Skills Electronic Presentation Skills Web Navigation Skills Web Site Design Skills E-Mail Management Skills Digital Cameras Computer Network Knowledge Applicable to your School…

Blogging for Educators 101

I found this EduBlogging 101 wiki the other day and thought that others may find it useful. There is a lot of good information about blogging for teachers and administrators there already. If you know something that isn’t there but that should be you can add it yourself. In other words this may serve as a…