I spent a lot of time watching the Twitter feed and reading blog posts about the Microsoft Global Forum last week. And some watching the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing as well. A good number of this week’s links are to posts related to the Global Forum. Let’s start with post event reflections from three attendees who were there in different roles.
Two more teacher reflections
Doug Peterson had a series of blog posts from the Global Forum and between his tweets and posts I feel like I had a good idea (in a very small way) of what was going on. Here’s a bit of the day by day as Doug experienced it.
Here is the list of the 2011 Global Innovative Educator Award winners! If you are interested in participating in 2012 follow the Microsoft Partners in Learning Facebook page. A few more news pieces from the Global Forum
US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan spoke to the group and throws a fish! Also Microsoft announces partnerships to inspire and support educators around the world:
Kinect was big at the Global Forum and coincidentally there is a new home page for Kinect for Windows kinectforwindows.org
From Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Ed Donahue (@creepyed) send out an invitation to heck out the flickr group, This is what a computer scientist looks like, A great collection of women of all types who are involved in computer science. Chances are good that girls you know will see imagines of women like them.
Also at GHC, Ashley Myers (@OrganizeFISH) Tweeted this interesting tidbit “AP Calc and AP Stats have almost 50/50 female/male. AP CS ~16% female. ” Make you think doesn’t it?
Launching the 2nd Annual CSEdWeek Ideas for colleges from Mark Guzdial (@guzdial) that apply to many businesses as well.
Bob Familiar (@BobFamiliar) blogs about a new program for app developers. [Your App Here] offers opportunity to have your Windows Phone app featured