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
If you're like me, you probably hear and read a lot about this. "Chromebooks aren't real computers". I always like to challenge back with a why? The answers are typical - it doesn't run Photoshop. Or, I'm not always connected to the Internet. So, I'll add a reply to that - "When was the last … Continue reading Try it yourself
With the Computer Science Teachers Association's annual conference coming up in July there are a few things we thought you should know now that we've sprung into spring and we're less than two months away: - Several workshops are at, or nearing capacity - There will be NO onsite registration for workshops, so if you … Continue reading CSTA’s 2015 Annual Conference is Drawing Near
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 to … Continue reading My Own Flappy Bird
As I noted in yesterday's post, I hope that classrooms continue to incorporate coding into learning activities. There are so many benefits and anyone with any kind of crystal ball can only see that the importance of being able to take control of one's sure isn't going to decrease. To aid the cause, I have … Continue reading Hour of Code Resources
Last week was Computer Science Education Week. Many people were involved with the Hour of Code. If you read the blogs and stories that permeated the media, you'll know kids had a whale of a time; teachers hopefully made the connections between coding and their regular curriculum; For me, I enjoyed the Angry Birds activity … Continue reading What Will You Do Now?
If you do a great deal of reading online, you'll have discovered a great deal of messages about the Hour of Code during Computer Science Education Week. It seems like a great movement to expose all students to just what coding is all about and perhaps to inspire the next generation of computer scientists. One … Continue reading Why Coding?