Andrew Parsons has written an amazingly complete blog post about Create and publish your own Tower Defense game for Windows Phone 7. It you want one place to send a student for a “how to” this is the place. For high school students the DreamSpark piece is a little different in that they should get an access code from a faculty member at their school. That is a minor detail though and shouldn’t cause anyone any real issue.
I found a couple of new (to me at least) computer science teacher blogs last week:
- Super Computer Science by Rebecca Dovi
- CS Principles @ North by Deepa Muralidhar – This is a blog following the journey of teaching a CS Principles pilot. Their curriculum is growing at http://hcps.us/phhs/comsci/cs_principles.htm
Have you seen the Kinect Effect video? Or read about how ‘Kinect Effect’ Magic Pushes Beyond the Living Room. It’s pretty cool and full of ideas and potential. last week Vice President for Education at Microsoft, Anthony Salcito, talked about The Kinect Effect in Education. What are some of your ideas?
For more on Kinect, it’s been out a year now, you may want to see this article on Silicon Valley’s Kinect Contributions.
I’d like to point out a few great blog posts by others in the last week or so.
- Computer Science needs good bait by Garth Flint
- Stats, data, and answers, as to why there are so few women in technology fields. by
- The Role of Academic Blogging by Amy Bruckman
- High School CS Teachers as the New Computing Professionals on the blog at
@blogCACM written by Mark Guzdial
- Resources and Content from our Phone Camps by Kenny Spade
One last interesting article. How one woman technologist single-handedly created thousands of jobs article and video interview on| Venture Beat. Very cool way that one person used the power of the Internet to solve literally thousands of small problems for lots and lots of people