Interesting Links 14 May 2012

A late blog post on a Monday is a sure sign I had a busy weekend. Not work this time – Mother’s Day and a bunch of other things with family and work around the house. I hope your weekend was as good as mine was. Here now some links that I collected to share….


Learning Should Be Fun

Years ago I was sitting the the front of church and via a fluke of acoustics I heard a little girl in the back of the church tell someone “Stop laughing! It’s Sunday!” Apparently she thought that because Sunday, especially at church, was serious business it should not be fun or happy. Not quite my…

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Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring

Received this from the CSTA Mailing list yesterday and thought it worth sharing. Do you know someone who is doing an outstanding job of mentoring or a mentoring program that is doing a great job with bringing underrepresented minorities into STEM fields? If so you may want to nominate them for the Presidential Awards for…


Game Design with XNA, Kinect and Windows Phone

Please take a look at the new Game Design with XNA and Microsoft Technologies: Advanced XNA, Kinect, and Windows Phone curriculum units that have just been completed and are ready for classroom (or other) use. The teacher-created and classroom-tested lessons and projects are easy to engage and include everything teachers and students need for successful…


A reminder–CS & IT Conference 2012

Have you signed up for the best value in computer science education professional development? In today’s economy, finding value for your professional development dollar is key. Not many international conferences can make the claim that they offer this but the Computer Science & Information Technology (CS&IT) Conference can. With your registration fee of $50 you…


Teacher Appreciation Week 2012

Apparently it is teacher appreciation week in the US this week. I have mixed feelings about the whole thing. In my house every day is teacher appreciation day. Or at least I try to have it that way. Understand that my wife is a teacher, my daughter in law is a teacher and my son…


Interesting Links 7 May 2012

I didn’t have much to say last week so I decided not to say much on the blog. I also took a couple of days off the end of the week. Fortunately a lot of other people had a lot to say and I have a good store of links to share with you. I…


New Podcast Series – The Campus Coder

Glen Gordon and Ed Donahue have a new podcast series, The Campus Coder. The first podcast is with Chevon Christie Chevon Christie is a student developer in the Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College in New York. Chevon has had great success in creating Windows Phone apps. Join us for a half hour and hear…