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Abstracts and slides from some of the presentations given at the 2012 Computer Science and IT Symposium. Lots of good material here!!!
The IEEE has a new Web site about computing as a career. It is targeted at pre-university students.
I like the career discovery page.
A HUGE list of opportunities for students, including scholarships
Some good lessons
This category concerns computers, the use of computer applications, computer programming, the Internet, and other computer-related topics taught in schools. It also concerns computer peripherals
Since some readers of this blog are teachers, I sometimes like to mention resources that can be used for teaching computer technology ( or anything, really ). This is one of those posts.
This site, lets you create any size wall posters from any size images and it is totally free to use!
Part of a site whose goal is to “To understand and promote engineering education in elementary schools.”
Incredible new version of this resource, all 296 pages of it. Has lots of lessons and activities.
I really like the Computer Intelligence lesson on page 73. It has a good list of chatterbots.
It has a big section on Scratch programming.
Another big section on robots with NXTs. There is a nice subsection on What is a Robot that I like. It starts on page 256. The activities include RoboCub, RoboDance, rescue robot and Tic-Tac-Toe!
Computers are everywhere. But how many of us understand how they work, or how they think? Computer science explores these questions. Every student can benefit from an introduction to the science that is possibly most central to their lives — computer science.
Computer Science-in-a-Box: Unplug Your Curriculum introduces fundamental building blocks of computer science — without using computers. This selection of activities is designed for use with students ages 9 to 14. Use Computer Science-in-a-Box: Unplug Your Curriculum to teach lessons that explain how computers work, and at the same time, address critical mathematics and science concepts from number systems and algorithms to manipulating variables and logic.
A good list of links to sites that teach kids about programming.