Math Add-in for Microsoft Word

Here is a little goody for all of you out there (especially you math teachers) who are always struggling to add mathematical things (formulas, graphs, etc) into Word documents. The Microsoft Math Add-in adds computational and graphing capabilities to the Equation Tools Ribbon of Word 2007.With the Microsoft Math Add-in for Word 2007, you can:…

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Is Computer Science Dying

Well that is a pretty dramatic title. I didn’t think it up myself though. I’m not so pessimistic. It is the title of a post I read recently though. There does seem to be a lot of bad news in the field of Computer Science these days. I also read recently that Cambridge University in…

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Advertising Free Wiki Space at WetPaint

One of the problems with many “free” Internet services is that they are supported by advertising. Generally that is a pretty minor issue and for most applications where “free” as in no out of pocket costs is a requirement its a non-issue. In schools though this can be a huge issue. In fact it can…

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WiiMote (Wii game controller) and Microsoft Robotics Studio

I’ve written before about the Wii controller with links to software that allows a programmer to use a WiiMote with a Windows computer over at Coding 4 Fun. (Note that the code has been updated since that original post.) The latest cool thing I have seen that involves the WiiMote is Zeddy Iskandar showing off…

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Update on Summer 2008 Alice & Media Computation Workshops

Barbara Conover, Project Manager, Center for Visualization (Alice Grants) sent me the following information about Alice and Media Computation workshops being run this coming summer. If you are interesting in either Alice or Media Computation as good ways to introduce computer science these workshops are being taught by some of the best and most knowledgeable…

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Visual Studio Express 2008 is out

Visual Studio 2008 was released to manufacturing this week and there is a lot of news about it around the Internet. Almost lost in the excitement (well geek excitement anyway) is that the newest versions of Visual Studio Express have also been released. You can get them here. One of the blogs you’ll want to…

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Channel 8 at European TechEd

The Dutch Microsoft Student Partners (MSPs) have been at the European Teched event interviewing attendees and presenters. These interviews are appearing on Channel 8 and they are pretty good. Yesterday an interview with Rob Miles who is a lecturer in Computer Science at the University of Hull showed up. Rob has a blog which is…

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Mass Technology Leadership Council Above and Beyond Awards

The Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council annually awards teachers in the state who go Above & Beyond “in the teaching of science, technology, engineering and math.” “To help raise awareness, the Council has established the Above & Beyond Awards.  Annually, the Awards acknowledge and reward unsung heroes who are encouraging innovative teaching and learning in Massachusetts…

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XNA Express 2.0 Beta Announced

There is a new version of XNA Studio Express available. XNA Game Studio 2.0 (Beta) also comes with a bunch of new resources. There are several new sample projects for this beta. There are a number of new features in this edition. One of the most exciting is networking support. With version 2.0 games can…

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Will the Kindle Change the World of Textbooks

There is a lot of talk on the Internet today about Amazon’s new electronic book called the Kindle. The talk among bloggers is largely about subscribing to blogs. Others are talking about books for, mostly, pleasure reading. I am wondering though if this technological innovation might be the thing that revolutionizes the textbook market. Now…

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