Nifty


One of my favourite sessions that is held at the CSTA Conference is "Nifty Assignments". Nifty Assignments is a project to gather and distribute great assignment ideas and their materials by K-12 CS teachers for K-12 CS teachers. Each year a few assignments are showcased by the authors at the Nifty Assignments session held at the annual CSTA conference.  It is intended … Continue reading Nifty

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Random thoughts from Phoenix


As the 2019 CSTA Conference winds down, I thought I'd share a few thoughts. "It's a dry heat" - I've heard that many times but got to experience. It's 5:30am as I type this and it's already 31 degrees with a forecasted high of 43. The "feels like" temperature is 29 which is a little … Continue reading Random thoughts from Phoenix

Ethical


If you ever review program submissions to a computer (and probably any other) conference, there are bound to be a number dealing with Ethical Computing. Or Ethical Hacking. Or Ethics and Computer Use. Or a number of other things. I always like to ask "Whose ethics" when working with colleagues doing the evaluation. These are … Continue reading Ethical