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Well it’s the middle of my vacation. Mostly I’m avoiding the Internet and email. Mostly. I’m not all that good at this vacation thing. In any case I do have a few links to share with you.
Cameron Evans has a great post on BYOD versus Academic Equity With a lot of interest in bring your own devices lately this is a must read.
The ACM has created a very useful and informative PowerPoint deck on Computer Science Jobs and Education. If you are looking to make a presentation to prospective students and/or their parents you will want to get a hold of this deck. Even if you don’t use the presentation itself I think you’ll find a lot of valuable
Related to the ACM deck, NCWIT has a lot of resources about Moving Beyond Computer Literacy: Why schools should teach computer science that should be able to help you promote computer science education in your school and district.
The Microsoft Citizenship Blog has a series called Employee Philanthropist Spotlight that recently focused on Peli de Halleux and Chris Mitchell who volunteer to teach as part of the Technology Education and Literacy in Schools (TEALs) program that trains and supports professionals in the classroom.
Analysis of software can be used for all sorts of interesting things. Recently new forensic analysis concluded that MS-DOS wasn’t stolen (as some have alleged from time to time) but was independently developed. The story of how the software was studied to come to these conclusions makes for an interesting story.
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I missed out on most of the US Forum this year but as I said on Monday () I was able to attend the gala that finished out the event with the award ceremony. I wanted to link to more information provided by people who were there for the whole event though. This picture below includes many of the attendees at the gala. Can you find me? The winners who will be going on to compete at the world wide forum are listed at the TeacherTec blog.
Doug Bergman who was a judge wrote up his experiences and insights at a post titled The Value of Innovative Education.
The amazing Vicki Davis AKA @coolcatteacher live blogged a number of the keynotes and major talks:
One of the highlights of the gala was this Call Me Maybe #PiLUS video: which was created at the event and showed some of the fun people and what went on during the forum.
For those of you interested in what sort of projects were involved in the 2012 US Forum all of the projects are described here. the projects.
There is also a post listing and thanking all of the 2012 US Forum Judges Panel. An impressive group of people who did a tough job and did it well.
Are you an innovative teacher? Are you doing cool things with technology in education? You may want to submit an application next year. Hope to see you there!