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  • Blog Post: Some cool Education Windows 8 Apps for Kids... and How to Rate Apps in Windows 8

    From the looks at the lines at BestBuy and the Microsoft Store... and the sold-out status of just about all of the Surfaces (Surface/Surface 2/Surface Pro/Surface Pro 2)... and the number of Dell Venue 8 Pros I've seen purchased (including mine... which I LOVE... and would use more if I could ever get...
  • Blog Post: Hour of Code - Why Computer Science Education Matters

    This week we celebrate Computer Science Education Week, and many people will also be participating in Code.org’s “ Hour of Code .” I’ve been an advocate of Computer Science education for years as a Technology Evangelist for Microsoft, as a volunteer in an AP Computer Science class...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup teams on their way to the White House!

    For those who aren’t already in “the know” (which usually includes me), there is a Science and Engineering Festival in DC going on in DC ( http://www.usasciencefestival.org/ – it started on 10/10 and goes to 10/24). This week commences with a science fair that is being held...
  • Blog Post: Students see the forest through the tweets - the US Imagine Cup Finals

    I’ve openly lamented about the challenges that the U.S. faces with the decline in technical student enrollment and what I have perceived as a lack of enthusiasm for technical jobs among American students. To be competitive into the future, we need graduates with strong technical skills and a tremendous...
  • Blog Post: US Imagine Cup: People's Choice - voting ends April 24 at midnight PST. Vote for your favorite Student application now!

    For those who haven't heard of Imagine Cup - it's a Worldwide software development competition for students. We're holding the US Finals in Washington DC this weekend - where the best of the best (the final 10) will be judged to determine the US winner. Good luck to everyone! There's also a "People...
  • Blog Post: Podcast Interview: Kids, Social Computing, and Education

    I just completed an interview with Ross Kasun, Asst. Superintendent of Summit Schools (and incidental brother), on the topic of social computing and the effect on children and learning. I was the interviewee... was lots of fun (most fun was trying to get Ross to pronounce my title "technical evangelist...
  • Blog Post: A Vision of Students Today

    This video was sent to me by Dave Isbitski ( http://blogs.msdn.com/davedev ) a while ago, and I think it does a good job of demonstrating how students (and other 1985-ers) are speaking a different language than the rest of us. For more context, read my first blog here . If we intend to reach them...
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