Things are a little conversation focused lately on Twitter. It seems like a lot of the people I follow are teachers on summer break. So while there is a good bit of educational conversation going on there is also a lot of just people chatting. I think that is good though. I feel like I am getting to know people better. That doesn’t mean that useful and educational things didn’t come my way and get passed along though. Here now my picks of the week.
Mr. Higgins has updated his list of math related links on his school webpage. If you teach math or know someone who does you will want to check that out.
- Kodu was on SlashDot – How To Teach Programming To Kids, Via Xbox
- Scott Quibell (@quibes) twittered – “Girls do like #Kodu http://KoduClub.org had 45% girls sign up for two 7 week sessions,9-11 year olds, and came before school”
- Nice review of #Kodu from the Alice development team
ACM Women’s CIS Newsletter v02.01 – Celebrate, Inform & Support (PDF)
The CSTA blog had an interesting post – A Computer Science Honor Society: Is it Worth the Work?? What do you think? Join the conversation on their blog.
BTW one of the things I learned on vacation is that the Mayan calendar runs out in 2012. I think that means that Mayan Civilization may also be gone by then. 🙂 Seriously though maybe the Y2K problem didn’t start with the computer age. Something to think about.