Interesting Links 6 February 2012

I’m headed to Austin TX  today for the Texas Computer Educators Association (TCEA) conference. Hoping to see some old friends and meet some new friends. If you are at TCEA  I hope you will stop by the Microsoft booth and find me. Also I am looking forward to a couple of talks including Pat Yongpradit (twitter @MrYongpradit) presenting – Games for Social Causes using Microsoft XNA Game Studio. Wed 2/8 9:15 a.m. and Bryan Baker talking about his work with Kinect on Thursday. Should be a good week.

Ed Donahue blogged about the Big App On Campus College students – submit your app for chance to win $15,000 or a trip to SXSW!!

Scratch Jr programming for preK to grade 3? Now that is an interesting idea.

Kinect Sweepstakes For Schools Win an Xbox/Kinect package for your school

Are You Applying for the 2012 US Forum? Read about it and some of the teachers who did last year

Some Serious Fun With Kodu Programming – That project and its challenge blew me away. Take a look for yourself.

RT @TheOfficialACM: ACM Queue has launched an online programming challenge! Get involved today!

I found a new CS educator on Twitter @DrStephenFalcon and his blog at He’s been added to my CS education blog roll at

Using the Windows 7 USB Download Tool with ANY .iso file -  Randy Guthrie explains how to do it. I think you will find it very useful especially if you have netbooks or other computers without optical disks.

Chevon Christie, our January Tech Student of the Month! See what makes Chevon so special you could be featured next!

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