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  • Blog Post: Kodu Demo – Programming for little kids

    The other week while I was at NECC (what a great time meeting with and learning from some wonderful educators) we filmed a video of me demonstrating Kodu . You can see it and read some thoughts from the Microsoft Education team at the Microsoft US Education blog . Kodu demonstration for schools Some...
  • Blog Post: Sponges and Participants

    Earlier this week Scott McLeod wrote a somewhat critical blog post ( NECC - Vendor excess (aka Do pink Cadillacs really sell printers?) ) about the exhibit hall at NECC. It was a thought provoking post not the least because I was working for an exhibitor at NECC. What I concluded was that there are several...
  • Blog Post: Would You Wear A Ribbon That Labeled You a Trouble Maker?

    I remember when I was teaching elementary school as a technology specialist. Stickers were king. Little kids will do almost anything for a sticker. I thought that once students moved to high school that was all over but it turns out that some high school kids will do a lot for a sticker as well. I think...
  • Blog Post: Jeannette Wing on Computational Thinking

    The kick off speaker for the SIGCT Forum at NECC this year was Jeannette Wing from Carnegie Mellon and the National Science Foundation. Her paper Computational Thinking , CACM vol. 49, no. 3, March 2006 is a must read for, well, just about anyone in education or in the computing field in my opinion....
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