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Interesting Links 1 February 2010
From Computer Science Teacher - Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Interesting Links 1 February 2010

All sorts of good things last week. Tops among them was a visit to Stevens Institute of Technology for a workshop with a great group of high school computer...

Can Movie Computer Screens Help Us Design Better
From Computer Science Teacher - Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Can Movie Computer Screens Help Us Design Better

NPR did a story recently on the computer screens that we see in the movies. You know the ones with big read

DigiGirlz Days Spring Schedule
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DigiGirlz Days Spring Schedule

Well the latest batch of DigiGirlz Days are starting to get scheduled. What are DigiGirlz Days? They are fun, interesting and educational events, sort of like a...

Interesting links 25 January 2010
From Computer Science Teacher - Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Interesting links 25 January 2010

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So are there or are there not jobs in CS and IT
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So are there or are there not jobs in CS and IT

The other day in my interesting links post I included links to several articles/blog posts. One article was titled - IT hiring increases last month despite broader...

Programming as a super power
From Computer Science Teacher - Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Programming as a super power

From the time I wrote my first computer program about 38 years ago as a college student there has always been a bit of magic about the process. A bit of a super...

Microsoft at TCEA
From Computer Science Teacher - Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Microsoft at TCEA

In a couple of weeks I’ll be heading down to Austin Texas for the annual TCEA conference. This is one of the biggest and best (we are talking Texas after all) educational...

Interesting Links 18 January 2010
From Computer Science Teacher - Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Interesting Links 18 January 2010

When it rains it pours! I spent last week at FETC in Florida but kept a weather eye out for interesting things to pass on via Twitter (follow me on Twitter @AlfredTwo...

Some Thoughts On Getting The Most From Ed Tech Conferences
From Computer Science Teacher - Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Some Thoughts On Getting The Most From Ed Tech Conferences

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FETC Day 1 (2010)
From Computer Science Teacher - Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

FETC Day 1 (2010)

My first piece of advice to anyone attending FETC or other major education technology conference is don’t show up at the end of three weeks away from home. I did...

Brute Force or is there an easy way?
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Brute Force or is there an easy way?

This year being ‘10 has lead to a lot of talk about numbers that look like binary numbers 1/11/10 or 11110 for example. Related to this is talk about palindrome...

Kodu Game-Creation Tool for Kids Adapted for the PC
From Computer Science Teacher - Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Kodu Game-Creation Tool for Kids Adapted for the PC

I love Kodu and I’ve written about it before (my Kodu blog posts) and I am regularly asked “when can I get Kodu for the PCs in my classroom?” Well now there isKodu...

Computer Engineer Barbie?
From Computer Science Teacher - Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Computer Engineer Barbie?

Those wonderful people who bring you Barbie (remember the version that said “Math is hard?”) are collecting votes for Barbie's next career. There are five options...

Interesting Links 11 January 2010
From Computer Science Teacher - Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Interesting Links 11 January 2010

I’m headed to Tuesday night. I’m looking forward to helping with some Expression Web workshops and spending time at the Microsoft booth. I’m also hoping to meet...

Starter Resources for Robotics Learning
From Computer Science Teacher - Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Starter Resources for Robotics Learning

iRobot is probably the best known robotics company in the US. Their Roomba vacuuming robots and other household robots are widely used all over the place including...

Intel Schools of Distinction 2010
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Intel Schools of Distinction 2010

An announcement arrived in my inbox about applications being open for this year’s Intel Schools of Distinction awards. Microsoft is one of the sponsors BTW. This...

High School Students Competing Against University Students
From Computer Science Teacher - Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

High School Students Competing Against University Students

I’ve been saying for some time that the overlap between high end high school students and low end university students is greater than many people realize. Whengame...

Interesting Links January 4th 2010
From Computer Science Teacher - Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Interesting Links January 4th 2010

Happy New Year everyone. Are you back to school or work yet? I took two weeks off and really enjoyed myself. I didn’t spend much time on the Internet as usual so...

What Should We Teach Software Developers
From Computer Science Teacher - Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

What Should We Teach Software Developers

The great thing about having the career and credentials that Bjarne Stroustrup has is that he can talk about the “Emperor’s clothing” with out people saying “you...

Monte Carlo Simulation - Roulette
From Computer Science Teacher - Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Monte Carlo Simulation - Roulette

In theory, theory and practice as the same. In practice, all too often, they are not. Sometimes running a simulation can help one separate theory and reality. For...
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