Computer Science Education Week


An annual event, this year’s Computer Science Education Week is December 7-13. It’s an opportunity to work with students to either introduce or push them further in studies dealing with Computer Science Education. As we know, it’s been a strange year and so it may not be possible to order those kits of micro:bits orContinue reading “Computer Science Education Week”

This Week in Ontario Edublogs


Didn’t we just have a Friday the 13th? But what a beautiful moon! The nice thing about full moons in the winter is that the skies seem so much clearer and the moon so much bigger and crisper. It’s time to share another week’s worth of reading and posting from around the province from OntarioContinue reading “This Week in Ontario Edublogs”

Step it up


One of the more fun, active, and interesting things that you can do with your micro:bit is to turn it into a step counter. These things are so popular in today’s world; a phenomenon starting with the Fitbit device. Now, you’ll find that counting steps is just one feature of a watch or smartphone thatContinue reading “Step it up”

Most certainly couldn’t do this


It was interesting to write yesterday’s post about the beginning of coding for me. It was a true story. My programs did have to travel for an hour to London just to run. While I eventually got to use terminal devices to program at university, when I landed my first job it was back toContinue reading “Most certainly couldn’t do this”

I couldn’t have done that in an hour


With the upcoming Hour of Code and Computer Science Education Week beginning today, I’ve been playing around with a number of the tutorials that you’ll find online. In particular, I’ve got my micro:bit out and am playing around with it using the Python programming language and the tutorials that can be found here. It’s lotsContinue reading “I couldn’t have done that in an hour”