Interesting Links–25 June 2012

Well I am not at ISTE this year. Sorry to miss it but in the long run it worked out as I am taking care of some important family stuff this week. If you are there I hope you will say hi to any Microsoft people you run into.  But Monday is for Interesting Links so here goes.

Soma Somasegar, Microsoft’s VP for developer tools, write about the Imagine Cup at Students Developing a Better Future .

Also I updated my Computer Science Education Blog Roll. More people writing blogs about computer science education it seems.  Anyone I'm missing? Please let me know.

My VP Mark Hindsbo @mhindsbo: was reminding everyone to vote for the USA in the Imagine Cup People’s Choice voting – now at the world wide level. Please help celebrate great student developers and vote for team USA!

Interesting idea passed along on Twitter by  @courosa: "Call for Ray Bradbury to be honoured with internet error message - 451" The idea is that this code would be returned when a site can not be showed because of legal censorship. And interesting idea and a good topic for discussion.

Interesting article in The Atlantic about How America Can Get More Start-Up Talent Hint – include more computer science education. Seems like I’ve been saying that for a while. Maybe even at Computer Science in the Common Core–Speak Up

Microsoft’s  Bill Buxton@wasbuxton posted a link to a catalogue of his interactive device collection: I think many students will find the collection an interesting and valuable starting point for their own looks into interactive devices. There is a rich history that not many young people know about.

An interesting article I found via @blogCACM on Twitter What is the quality of academic software? It is highly critical of software developed by academics. Some valid points but some perhaps not as valid. Check it out and think about it for yourself.

Incase you missed this recent post I hope you will check it out if you are interested in teaching computer science at an early age. Studio K – Program  to make Kodu Curriculum and Tools more accessible in Classrooms

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