FREE Microsoft Certification Exam Vouchers For Students

College student, high school student, any kind of student – sooner or later you will be entering the scary job market. how will you differentiate yourself from the rest off  the recent graduates? One way to boost the attention your resume gets is by getting industry certifications like the ones Microsoft offers. For a limited…

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Microsoft Technology Associate Certifications Revisited

Last July I wrote about the Microsoft Technology Associate program and I thought it was time to revisit that program. I have some additional information to post. Specifically I wanted to let you know about the Microsoft Technology Associate Campus License. The MTA Campus License enables educators to easily proctor secure, industry relevant technology exams…

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10 Most Popular Posts June and July 2010

It’s early August and while many teachers will not be returning to their classrooms for a couple of weeks many are already back. I’m in Texas as I write this and here teachers already back in many districts with students showing up next week. I know that many of you are really busy taking a…

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Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Certifications

This week Microsoft announced a new set of entry level certifications that may be of interest to many schools and colleges/universities. Personally I think that this is just the sort of program that many career/technical high schools have been waiting for. The program is called the Microsoft Technology Associate program. There are seven exams in…

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Credentials or Knowledge

The ever interesting Will Richardson got me thinking again today. He talks about how to credentialize learning in a post titled An Open Mind (In Higher Ed at Least) from open course ware such as the MIT OpenCourseWare project. How do we validate the self-learning that does on? And I add anohter question, when does…

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Where does Computer Science Belong?

To some extent Computer Science is the red headed step child of K-12 education. It just doesn’t fit nicely in a box. Science often doesn’t want it because it doesn’t always meet their idea of what “science” is about. Math doesn’t always want it because it uses too much hardware and it doesn’t fit in…

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Interesting Links 1 March 2010

Is it March that comes in like a lion and out like a lamb? Well up here in New Hampshire February left like a lion. At one point Thursday some 40% of the state was without power because of crazy high winds and some serious snow fall. I was lucky not to be without power…

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New Windows 7 Track on Microsoft’s Certification Game!

OK so maybe you’re not using Windows 7 at school yet but I’ll bet a lot of your students are running it at home. Do they know it was well as they think they do? Maybe they’d like to find out just what they know. The certification game at www.areyoucertifiable.com has now been updated to…

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No Subject Is Boring With The Right Teacher

In between trips to stores and working on the yard and cooking on the grill and yes even remembering those people who have fought and died for this country I spent a lot of free cycles thinking about teaching this week end. NSF wants to have 10,000 teachers teaching real computer science courses in the…

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2009 Computer Science and Information Technology (CSIT) Symposium

I got this announcement about the CS & IT symposium held in conjunction with NECC again this year and thought I should share it. Yes, I’ll be there and yes, I’ll be presenting. Anita Verno and I will be talking about certifications in computer fields that students can work towards. It should be a good…

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