What a week. Not as much blogging from me because things were a little crazy. I try not to post just for the sake of posting so without the time to do it right I went a couple of days without posting at all. I have some things in the pipeline for this week that I hope you will find interesting and useful though. Of course even though I was busy doing other things doesn’t mean the flow of other interesting things coming through my email inbox and twitter feed slowed down. So I have some links to things from people more interesting than myself. Hope you find some of these useful. Oh but first a joke. A geeky joke of course. Found on Facebook
What part of 1 + 1 = 10 don't you understand?
Last week was NBC’s Education Nation series of events. Several people I know where there and have blogged about the experience. Lee Kolbert had her post on her blog and on the Huffington Post. Cameron Evans had two posts on his blog:
- My Thoughts on Education Nation - Lee Kolbert TeachaKidd
- NBC Education Nation–Reflections Day One - Cameron Evans
- NBC Education Nation—Reflections Day Two - Cameron Evans
One Education Nation had a panel that included Pat Yongpradit
@MrYongpradit on it. In fact Pat was asked the very first question. You can watch the Pat Yongpradit on MSNBC video Great that they included a classroom teacher in the discussion.
The Microsoft Unlimited Potential blog ran a series in September called the Heroes of STEMtember to highlight Science, Engineering, Technology and Math teachers who are doing great things. I’d like to highlight a couple of those posts myself.
- A teacher of teachers creates innovative math curriculum using tech
- A Winning Strategy: Teaching Students and Cultivating an Interest in Computer Science
- Sunny science with Meteorologist Shannon O’Donnell
- Engineering the power to fly high
- Atari, Math, and Trek dreams turning to reality with Kudo Tsunoda
- Science is life with Stefan Weitz
Supporting America's Teachers is a post from last week’s Microsoft in Education blog. Worth a read.
The September Tech Student of the Month - Ramsey Khadder is a high school student. Ramsey is doing some very interesting things in and out of class – including entering the Imagine Cup and competing with university students.
Randy Guthrie had a great post last week called Imagine a World Where You Win a Free Trip to Australia with some great advice for students thinking about entering this year’s Imagine Cup.
I posted a whole list of Windows Phone training events on the east coast a bit ago. If you are in the Chicago area, you can learn to develop for (the new) Windows Phone 7.5 at a free Chicago training. On 10/11 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Ever thought of telling stories with Kodu - now you can – The latest version includes tools for creating conversations. Speaking of Kodu George Palaigeorgiou (gpalegeo1) and his students have developed an open book about Microsoft Kodu in Greek at http://koduplay.gr
Helping teens (and adults) become better online citizens.
@ChrisBowen Tells me that New England Code Camp 16 (10/29, Waltham, MA) registration is now open. Code Camps are an interesting form on unconference and you can learn all sorts of interesting things at them. And meet interesting people as well.