Creative Coding in Python


I ran into Sheena Vaidyanathan at the recently CSTA Conference. (See my interview with her here. It includes links to resources that she’s created.) Now, running into Sheena isn’t strange; she’s a regular at this conference. It was the circumstance that was strange. Just five minutes before I saw her, I had cleaned up theContinue reading “Creative Coding in Python”

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 intendedContinue reading “Nifty”

This Week in Ontario Edublogs


Welcome to the last TWIOE in June and the school year.  As always, there is some inspirational content written by Ontario Educators.  Perhaps you’ll be inspired to start or re-start your own blog this summer if you’re not already a regular writer? Rethinking End of Year Countdowns File this post from Laura Bottrell on theContinue reading “This Week in Ontario Edublogs”

My Own Flappy Bird


Like most people, I think, I was curious about Flappy Bird when I read about the success that the developer had with it but more importantly, the $50,000 a day that he was reportedly making from it.  I downloaded the app and played with it for a bit and got a bit frustrated trying toContinue reading “My Own Flappy Bird”

Entry Points


  I make no apologies when I admit my preferences and soft heart for computer science.  Over the years, no other subject has changed so much in content and pedagogical approach.  It’s a terrific computer science teacher who stays on top of all of this. Over the years, there has been no shortage of debateContinue reading “Entry Points”