CS Bits & Bytes From the National Science Foundation

Another good lead from the CSTA today, the national Science Foundation is starting a new bi-weekly newsletter called CS Bits & Bytes aimed at high school students and teachers. From the home page (emphasis mine)

The National Science Foundation, in support of Computer Science Education Week 2011 (CS Ed Week), is proud to announce its rollout of CS Bytes, a one-page, biweekly resource that will spotlight what's new, wow, and now in computer science.

Aimed at high school educators and students, each CS Bytes issue will be filled with highlights of innovative computer science research, and links to interactive activities, videos, and snapshots. The series will emphasize how computer science permeates and improves our lives and supports progress in many other disciplines. CS Bytes issues will also include profiles of the individuals who do this exciting work.

NSF will release CS Bytes biweekly, beginning on December 5 and continue publication through the end of the 2011/2012 academic year. It is our hope that educators and parents will use CS Bytes to inspire students to engage in the multi-faceted world of computer science, to become not just users but creators of technology, and to develop the skills to bend computation to their own ends, no matter their interests.

You can get more information and sign up for the newsletter at http://www.nsf.gov/cise/csbytes/ It looks like thinks will not be fully in place until next week but you can sign up for the newsletter now (I have) and be on top of things from the start. This sounds pretty cool and I hope it will reach a lot of students and be helpful to and used by a lot of teachers.

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