From password strength and email phishing to firewalls and hacking prevention, every student in middle school and beyond should be aware of how cybersecurity affects their lives in our digitally connected world.
Question Description Like most, we find ourselves having to teach remotely. Starting next Monday (3/30) we begin 2 weeks of "Enrichment". Then we need to prepare ourselves for "phase 2" - online learning.
Are you wondering what the Hour of Code 2020 is all about and how to engage your students? Well, wonder no more!
Once thought of as "just programming," computer science has grown to encompass a variety of roles and disciplines. Isn't it time that the CS classroom evolved to meet the demands of the 21st century workplace?
This week's CS for All Teachers Equity in CS Discussion is about OPPORTUNITIES: How are computer science skills and social justice related?
I'm starting to look ahead to next year and potential recruitment strategies for AP CSP. Some schools have a pipeline... Online, it's more challenging. I do have an Intro.
CSTA's 2020 CS Ed Week TShirts focus on social justice. They're looking pretty good! Get yours here: https://stores.inksoft.com/CSTA/shop/home
Does your state have a computer science state plan? Is your state tracking the 9 policies?
We recently began gathering your ideas for words that describe Equity in CS via this Menti.
Fiveable offers unofficial AP courses to students wanting to learn more or test prep outside of their high school. They are hiring AP CSP teachers (and other AP subject teachers) at $1,200 to lecture and oversee courses (not grading though!). Looks like a neat opportunity...
Exploring Computer Science allows for a lot of flexibility when it comes to curriculum!
An awesome new resources that I came across this fall is the Virtual Family Creative Coding Night Facilitation Guide from Scratch and Chicago Public School's Office of Computer Science.
Question Description We are utilizing the Version 3.0 Unit 6: Computing Applications as an introduction to Python for students to have a better foundation when using the Python language with the Edison robots.
Could you help me with contributing too and crowdsourcing to this computer science creative ideas, activities and resources list, so we can provide for our students and teachers an amazing curated resource collection for #HourofCode and beyond?
This fall, more than ever before, I have found myself creating activities that promote joy and play in my classes. I've been curious and excited about incorporating gamification and game play into my middle school computer science classroom and this year seemed the right time
Question Description Https://slideplayer.com/slide/11002972 author Jeffery cook has part of the multistep ECS Intro to Computer Applications on line. I thought this information was not accessible to public, unless part of the community.
Question Description This year after the AP Exam I decided to assign a video project for my students. The assignment is to create a recruitment video for computer science. Have any one else done this and do you possibly have a rubric that you used to evaluate the project?
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Question Description Is there an archive of past webinars?