I needed to buy a screwdriver the other day and so it was off to Canadian Tire.  Before I could even think of navigating to the tools section and then find the one from the millions on the shelf, I saw a display.  I'm such an impulse buyer. It is the current distraction - there [...]

This Week in Ontario Edublogs

It's time for my weekly wander around the province checking out great blogs posts.  Enjoy the works from Ontario Edubloggers.   I Was a Bad Teacher Today Everyone has an off day.  What makes it rise to the elevation of "bad" though belongs in the eye of the first person.  That first person in this [...]

One month to go

2017 CSTA Annual Conference - Computer Science Teachers 2017 CSTA Annual Conference July 8-11, 2017 Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel Baltimore, Maryland, USA Registration Link: We are just one month away from CSTA's signature event, our Annual Conference. We are excited about all the great workshops, sessions, keynotes, and exhibitors that will be joining us and hope that [...]

It’s all about sorting

There's nothing more helpful or impressive than working with an application and the data displayed is all nicely sorted for you.  It's often something that we just take for granted. From the programming end, nothing could be further from the truth.  It's seemingly simple concept yet really difficult for the beginning programmer to get their [...]

This Week in Ontario Edublogs

Happy Friday, everyone.  It's been a short week here in Ontario but that didn't stop some great thinking appearing in the blogs of Ontario Educators.  Here's some of what I caught this week. Summiting Kilimanjaro The Barranco Wall – Don’t Look Down Why we climb Asante sana to our guides and porters on Mt.Kilimanjaro Back [...]

Getting prepared

I had a couple of coming togethers of things recently that made me start to wonder and then become a post. It started innocently enough; a student wanted to know some advice for post-secondary plans in computer science.  The student shared his experience with a few of the languages that he knew. It was interesting [...]