Interesting Links 5 December 2011

Happy Computer Science Education Week! Hope you are doing something fun and interesting to encourage students to study computer science this week. And maybe encouraging more schools to offer computer science education. I have some links to resources for that in this post. First a confession. Normally I take my time and put this post together on a Sunday night but this weekend I was away for a family wedding and didn’t get a chance to work on it. So I am actually writing this at what is a little early for me. Hopefully I’ll still get it right. Though it may be a bit shorter than usual.

First a link to the many online resources including curriculum, posters, CS facts, videos and much more on the CSEdWeek site. And also some CS education week resources including a poster from the CSTA (Computer Science Teachers Association – you are a member right? IF you are involved in computer science education in a teaching role you really should be a member.

My young friend, Patrick Godwin is the  November 2011 Tech Student of the Month. Mark my words you’ll be seeing more and more good things from Patrick over time.

Kinect links seem to always be popping up. Especially from Johnny Kissko (johnnyeducation) and Coding 4 Fun. Here are a couple of them:

There are some great resources for using Microsoft products in the classroom over at The Partners In Learning Network:

One last CSTA reminder. Last week I posted the 12th Annual Computer Science & Information Technology Conference. - Call for participation. If you are doing innovative things in the computer science classroom I hope you will consider submitting a proposal. And in any case at all, try to attend this wonderful professional development opportunity. 

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