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Well the nominations for the Educational Blog awards are out again. I'm not nominated but some people I know and blogs I read are. Vicki Davis who writes a great blog called the Cool Cat Teacher blog is nominated for best teacher blog and I'm happy about that. I hope she wins.
This event got me thinking though about the state of computer science teacher blogs. On one hand one would think that if any teachers were blogging it would be computer science teachers. They are after all on the computer a lot and knowledgeable in all sorts of computer applications. But one truth I have found is that they are all at least as busy as other teachers. Often times they spend so much of their so-called free time (and a lot of not free time) solving technology problems for others that blogging is not often something that fits into their schedule.
All that being said I have a few high school computer science teacher blogs in my blog role and a couple of blogs that I would recommend that computer science teachers read. It thought I would list s few (give them some link love) and give a line or two about each so you can decide if you want to check them out. They are listed in no particular order BTW.
So here now the review.
High School Computer Science Teacher Blogs
I have a few others in my RSS reader that have not been updated in a very long time and I think they are pretty much abandoned. My gut tells me there have to be more high school (and perhaps middle school) computer science teachers out there blogging and sharing ideas. If you know of any PLEASE leave me a comment.
Blogs for High School Computer Science Teachers to Read
I subscribe to a lot of other technology blogs and blogs by professors and I do link to some of them from time to time. But these three above are the ones I would recommend to people with limited blog reading time because of the constant value.
Hilary Pike (a friend and co-worker) edits a section of the MSDN flash newsletter designed for students interested in technology. The MSDN Student Flash covers various new technologies and resources for technologies that may be interesting to students. You can look at a sample issue here. You can directly subscribe to the MSDN Student Flash here.
Topics in the current issue include Popfly (mixed with Facebook) and links to new learning resources for the latest version of Visual Studio. Check it out.