Top 10 Education People to Follow on Twitter

This is a list of the people I know who are twittering about education (in general – not much CS education) and who I think are the people to follow if you are looking for people to follow on twitter about education. If you are looking for a very scientific and highly authoritative list of…

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Thanksgiving Reading

Why post anything on Thanksgiving? I mean people are all spending time with family or sleeping through football games on TV and generally staying away from the Internet for a couple of days.  Well maybe not. I get bored and I don’t watch TV and my wife loves me enough to let me stay home…

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CSTA Leadership Cohort Workshop

I saw this announcement on the AP CS mailing list recently and thought it might be of interest to some of my readers. The Computer Science Teacher’s Association is looking for recommendations for computing teachers to come to the Leadership Cohort Workshop July 7-9th 2009. We would like at least 2 attendees from each of…

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A future without programming

One of the questions that frequently comes up when I give career talks is “will the future provide tools that regular people can use that will mean that we will not need programming?” We see the occasional articles such as this one titled “A future without programming” that inspired this post and wonder if the…

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Just Add Imagination – Follow Up

By far the most read, most linked to, most popular by any measure blog post I ever wrote was called “Just add Imagination” and was written two years ago about about a 12-year old middle school student who created his own web browser. When I last checked it had over 2100 Diggs which accounts for…

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Weekly Wrap-up November 21 2008

I’ve really been offline most of this week. Everything posted this week until yesterday was posted in advance. So I am catching up with lots of things that have showed up in my inbox or that I think should be tied it with something else. So here now are a few odds and ends that…

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IT Challenge 2009 Worldwide Competition for High School and College Students Ages 16 and Over

Attention all high school students 16 and over. Are you interested in information technology? Microsoft Imagine Cup Announces the IT Challenge 2009 Worldwide Competition for High School and College Students Ages 16 and Over. This worldwide competition is focused on finding solutions to real-world issues. We need you…to imagine a better world, and then make…

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Nominate Your Tech-Savvy Superintendent

Now don’t laugh. There are some very tech-savvy superintendents of schools out there. This are people who lead by modeling behavior, who fight for technology for their schools, and provide training for teachers and tech support people. eSchool News is working with the Pearson Foundation and Promethean to recognize these education leaders. More information here…

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Journal for Computing Teachers (JCT) Fall 2008

Are you a member of the Special Interest Group for Computing Teachers (SIGCT) of ISTE? If you are then you probably know that the latest issue of the Journal for Computing Teachers is out. If not, well, think about signing up. Either way the Fall 2008 issue is here. From the web site: The Journal…

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Learning Snacks

I received the following announcement about Learning Snacks last week. Since I am out today (minor surgery) and looking for posts for this week this was a natural. 🙂 Plus of course I love the idea of short presentations that have potential for introducing concepts to programming classes, system management classes, network management classes and…

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