Interesting Links 3 October 2011


What a week. Not as much blogging from me because this were a little crazy. I try not to post just for the sake of posting so without the time to do it right I went a couple of days without posting at all. I have some things in the pipeline for this week that I hope you will find interesting and useful though. Of course even though I was busy doing other things doesn’t mean the flow of other interesting things coming through my email inbox and twitter feed slowed down. So I have some links to things from people more interesting than myself. Hope you find some of these useful. Oh but first a joke. A geeky joke of course. Found on Facebook

What part of 1 + 1 = 10 don’t you understand?

Last week was NBC’s Education Nation series of events. Several people I know where there and have blogged about the experience. Lee Kolbert had her post on her blog and on the Huffington Post. Cameron Evans had two posts on his blog:

One Education Nation had a panel that included Pat Yongpradit @MrYongpradit on it. In fact Pat was asked the very first question. You can watch the Pat Yongpradit on MSNBC video Great that they included a classroom teacher in the discussion.

image The Microsoft Unlimited Potential blog ran a series in September called the Heroes of STEMtember to highlight Science, Engineering, Technology and Math teachers who are doing great things. I’d like to highlight a couple of those posts myself.

Supporting America’s Teachers is a post from last week’s Microsoft in Education blog. Worth a read.

The September Tech Student of the Month – Ramsey Khadder is a high school student. Ramsey is doing some very interesting things in and out of class – including entering the Imagine Cup and competing with university students.

Randy Guthrie had a great post last week called Imagine a World Where You Win a Free Trip to Australia with some great advice for students thinking about entering this year’s Imagine Cup.

I posted a whole list of Windows Phone training events on the east coast a bit ago. If you are in the Chicago area, you can learn to develop for (the new) Windows Phone 7.5 at a free Chicago training. On 10/11 5:30 – 7:30 PM

Ever thought of telling stories with Kodu – now you can – The latest version includes tools for creating conversations. Speaking of Kodu George Palaigeorgiou (gpalegeo1) and his students have developed  an open book about Microsoft Kodu in Greek at http://koduplay.gr

Helping teens (and adults) become better online citizens

Chris Bowen @ChrisBowen Tells me that New England Code Camp 16 (10/29, Waltham, MA) registration is now open. Code Camps are an interesting form on unconference and you can learn all sorts of interesting things at them. And meet interesting people as well.

 

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