Tag Archives: programming

Hour of Code: It Is Not Enough

By: Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato The Hour of Code, is a very popular event and activity hosted by Code.org. Millions of students around the world participate in the large coordinated events, and continue to use the website … Continue reading

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Free Books on Programming from OReilly

By: Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato This is not a scam. I actually have already grabbed five books for myself. Yes, these are for either adults or older students, but they are free. In fact, if you … Continue reading

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Problem Solving with Technology: A List of Topics and Standards

              By Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato Core Concepts and Definitions Digital Native is a term that refers to children who have been born after the advent of the modern personal … Continue reading

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Beyond Hour of Code

By: Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato A friend emailed me to get some ideas for his IB Computer Science (IBCS) class. We had recently discussed The Hour of Code, and how it was a good activity, but … Continue reading

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Episode 92 – Tim we need your help!

This episode Tony and talk all about programming. Yep, we talk about whether schools are starting students with too difficult a language or not. We also talk about Australia’s decision to make coding mandatory, but at what cost. As always … Continue reading

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How to Teach Programming

This week on IT Babble the Podcast Edition, you will hear Patrick and I discuss this topic that was posted on Slashdot.org: Revisiting Why Johnny Can’t Code: Have We “Made the Print Too Small”? Any one claiming that programming is related … Continue reading

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Not the Best, Not the Worst, and Getting the Job Done

I was reading an article on Slashdot, by far my favorite website. The Slashdot posting linked to this original article, The programming talent myth. The article discusses this perception that programmers are either rock-star-ninjas or barely able to string to strings … Continue reading

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Reflecting On: “9 truths that computer programmers know that most people don’t.” ~by Macleod Sawyer

This week I read a post called, “9 truths that computer programmers know that most people don’t.“, by Macleod Sawyer . Below is a summary of Mr. Sawyer’s nine points about programmers and programming, and by the way, he is 17 … Continue reading

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Keep people out of your office with Google Apps

The title says it all, I do not want to be interrupted every 10 seconds. One of the most annoying things is when people forget their usernames. Or their email address. Like many places, we have two usernames. For legal … Continue reading

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Thinking in Code

When faced with a problem a programmer will ponder the cause and effect of the situation. They will look at various sides of it, even while it may be rapidly increasing, and look for its nature and its final outcome. … Continue reading

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