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”

Coding for Young Mathematicians


I summarized my thoughts about Lisa Floyd’s presentation at the Bring IT, Together Conference like this. Calculators are successful in Mathematics not because we learn how to write the code to create a calculator but because we use it to get a deeper understanding of non-trivial Mathematics When I saw this in the program, IContinue reading “Coding for Young Mathematicians”

This Week in Ontario Edublogs


I almost did it again.  Instead of “This Week in Ontario Edublogs”, I started to type the title as “The Week in Ontario Edublogs”.  I’ve done it before and that’s why this post’s numbering doesn’t reflect the actual number of times I’ve written this post.  Sigh.  Let’s just say I’ve written it a lot. AndContinue reading “This Week in Ontario Edublogs”

When games were good


That should open up room for argument! Recently, I had a chat with a teacher who complained that the computer setup at her school was essentially a multi-plex movie theatre with every student having their own screen watching YouTube video! I one-upped her by recalling the good old days.  My computer lab was actually anContinue reading “When games were good”

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”