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  • Blog Post: What should the High School CS curriculum look like?

    I get asked questions like this a lot “ can you share how you would construct a 3 year programming sequence, preceded by IC-3 type course, and culminating in AP JAVA. What would be your first two CS courses?” You’d think I’d have a great answer on the tip of my tongue by now. But I don’t. There are lots...
  • Blog Post: Time Flies When Learning Is Fun

    I did some work workshops with the great people from Digital Wish again this week (see also Teaching Teachers and Students Together ) We did a full day workshop on web development using Expression Web using the Heavy Metal Car tutorial workshop from http://expression.microsoft.com/education We were able...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Bliink 2012 Illinois Web Design Competition

    Registration for the Microsoft Bliink 2012 Illinois Web Design Competition is now open. Bliink ( http://bit.ly/Bliink ) is open to Illinois students ages 13-19 participating in teams of two to four. This year’s competition is co-sponsored by Illinois Institute of Technology, Illinois Technology Association...
  • Blog Post: Registration now open for the Microsoft bliink Web Design Competition

    I told you it was coming . Yes, Bliink the web design competition is now open across the US. With registration now open for the Microsoft bliink Web Design Competition you can now: Register for online training and virtual labs Download classroom-tested learning resources Order free Expression...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft bliink…a web design competition for high school students

    I’ve talked about Bliink in the past. (See bliink ) Over the last couple of years Microsoft has run this web development competition in schools across the county. It’s been limited to individual states, state-wide organizations, or large school districts so far. This year we are going wider...
  • Blog Post: New Teaching & Learning Resources for XNA and Web

    Last week Microsoft put several curriculum modules on on the higher education part of the Faculty Connection. While aimed at the college/university space I think they may be useful for many high school people especially those working on independent studies involving XNA. What is a Curriculum Module...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft bliink Contest in the State of Illinois

    I made mention of this announcement when it was first made in October. I hope that if you are at a high school in Illinois you know about this and are getting involved. Note that it doesn’t have to be a computer science teacher/or class that gets involved. Microsoft is actively looking to create similar...
  • Blog Post: Web Development or Computer Science

    I love to look at the logs to see how people find this blog. Some of the search strings people use amaze me. Sometimes I’m not sure which to wonder more about – how did that string find my blog or what in the world are they really looking for. Recently I saw a search for “ is it better to study computer...
  • Blog Post: Interesting Links September 26 2009

    Windows 7 released to the general public last week so I have to start with a couple of Windows 7 links. OK maybe I don’t *have* to but there are a couple I wanted to share. From the Teacher Tech blog there is a list of 7 things teachers will like about Windows 7 . From the Microsoft UK Schools News Blog...
  • Blog Post: Web 2.0 and Other Educational Resources from Microsoft

    OK, this may not be the definitive index to Microsoft resources for teachers but it’s close. Something for everyone from elementary school English teachers to high school science teachers (check out the world wide telescope) to high school computer science teachers. Lots to choose from. Web 2.0 and Other...
  • Blog Post: Useful Links June 8 2009

    I was on jury duty for most of this week. That took up quite a bit of my time and I didn’t have much time for blogging, Twittering or much else of what I usually do during my work days. I did manage to collect a few good links though. Some came from Twitter (follow me @ AlfredTwo ), come came from email...
  • Blog Post: It Ain’t Heavy It’s My Software

    The trend these days seems to be moving applications to the web browser. The ideas behind that are having access anywhere – from any location, from any computer, and at any time. Sounds great. But I resist. I like my so-called heavy applications. OH I understand the benefits of light applications that...
  • Blog Post: Learning How to Use Silverlight

    Have you heard about Silverlight ? Have you ever wanted to learn how to use it yourself? If you haven’t heard about Silverlight I borrowed some text from the Silverlight home page to explain it. Microsoft Silverlight is a cross-browser, cross-platform, and cross-device plug-in for delivering the next...
  • Blog Post: Favorite Posts from August 2008

    I was fortunate enough to be invited to guest blog twice in August. Those may have been among my best posts for the month. First I did a first day of school post for the CSTA blog - Setting the Tone for the School Year . My wife is seeing students for the first time this year today. Several of my neighbors...
  • Blog Post: Friday Game News

    OK it is the start of the long weekend – well once my wife gets back from school where she had just a little more to do to be ready for students on Tuesday. So it is time to think about some game news. OK so I’m thinking about more help to create games since I really think that turning consumers into...
  • Blog Post: New Web Design Curriculum Released

    Are you looking for ways to engage your students in 21 st century learning? Would you like to generate enthusiasm and excitement about using technology in your classroom on a daily basis? Are your students interested in developing skills they can employ immediately for fun and for profit? Would you like...
  • Blog Post: trueSpace7.6 FREE Fully-featured 3D Authoring Package

    Several months ago Microsoft acquired a company called Caligari largely because of their advanced 3D toolset called trueSpace . Well now the latest version of this powerful tool is available for free . Yes, the favorite price point for educational organizations! What can you use it for? Glad you asked...
  • Blog Post: An Analog Computer Clock

    Every so often I like to highlight some technology that is just plain cool. The clock below is one such. Michael Scherotter created this watch image using a very high end, very sharp looking watch with permission of the manufacturer. While I typically do not wear a watch I do have an appreciation...
  • Blog Post: An Expression Web Video Tutorial

    Randy Guthrie has posted a very nice 34 minute long video tutorial on how to create a personal web site using Expression Web. Expression Web is free for schools though the MSDN AA program . For college/university students it is also free through the Dreamspark program. Randy does a great job with...
  • Blog Post: MIX 08 Sessions OnLine

    The MIX conference is a major Microsoft conference on web development and design. It was run in Las Vegas last week. I didn't get to go. Probably you didn't go either. The good news is that most of the sessions from MIX are now online for on demand viewing. You can view these sessions here . Interesting...
  • Blog Post: Join The Conversation - Girls On The Web and Other Topics

    I'm away on a gaming in computer science conference and while I really wanted to have a lot of great blog posts for you all to enjoy and learn from it's been tough getting all the things done that I needed to get done. But I did want to make sure some conversations kept going and perhaps start more....
  • Blog Post: Expression Web Project For Students

    [Updated with new project page link .] When I was a student a lot of projects we used to do were poster projects. From what I see in my wife's classroom poster projects are still very common. They are a fun way for students to organize and present the results of their research efforts. They are more...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Learning Opportunities

    I received some information about some new offerings from Microsoft learning last week and thought they would be worth sharing with others. If you are looking to upgrade to Visual Studio 2008 now or in the near future these resources may help you jump start your learning. Free Visual Studio 2008 e...
  • Blog Post: Getting Started With Silverlight

    The Silverlight 1.0 Fire Starter is a one-day event providing developers and designers information on the concept behind Silverlight as a technology, what tools are useful in development and the knowledge in order to start building their own applications. The eight sessions from that event are available...
  • Blog Post: Updates on Beginning Programming Languages

    I would imagine that a lot of people are looking for interesting things to do with brand new computers this week. Some people are (I hope) looking for ways to teach young people about programming. Or perhaps you are looking for your self regardless of your age. Well it seems like this is also a time...
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