Welcome to this week’s collection of interesting links. Some of these I found on Twitter, some on various blogs, and some came by email from various people. I hope you find something useful here.
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Barbara Boucher Owens from ACM SIGCSE has an interesting post on Computer Science Education week. It’s not too early to too late to start thinking about having an event at your school.
On the CSTA blog I found this cool picture of a sign explaining FIFO in every day life.
Great visual for explaining the concept I think.
MIT BLOSSOMS STEM education initiative - math, engineering, physics and Bio videos for students.
Here is a list of the most lucrative college degrees from Money magazine. Engineering and science degrees are at the top. Why are students not looking at them? Why are guidance counselors pushing students into other areas? I don’t get it.
Are Your Students Good Problem Solvers, or Good Mimics? Nice post on the CSTA blog. Are we really turning out critical thinkers or jsut students who can regurgitate solutions to known problems?
Do you or your students know what a really large data center look likes today? Take a peek into one of the new huge data centers Microsoft has been building.
Recently a young "TIME for Kids" Reporter visited Microsoft to Learn About the Future of Education. They interviews Joe Wilson who is one of the senior people in education outreach in Redmond and someone I get to work with from time to time.