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Alfred Thompson
Works at Bishop Guertin High School
Attended Taylor University
Lives in Danville, NH 03819
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What sort of people are working the booths in the exhibit hall at ISTE?
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Part 2 in my series of observations from the ISTE 2015 conference in Philadelphia. 
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Highlight this week is a great professional development event at Harvard.
I’m at ISTE in I’ve already connected with a few old friends and hope to connect with many more. If you are also at ISTE I hope you’ll track me down. I’m attending as many CS related sessions as I can. For links this week I h...
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Know an outstanding high school cs student? This may be for them.
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Interesting links for computer science teachers. Some serious some funny.
First Monday of summer break for me and I sure do have a lot to do. Just none of it school related. I’ve got some good links to share. Some CSTA news for starters. And some fun stuff at the bottom of the post. Enjoy. Dr. Mark...
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I need some of these smart light bulbs.
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Based on what I saw at ISTE I have recommendations for paper session presenters. 
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Sort of a report on my first day at ISTE.
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I sort of answer a question that has no real answer.
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Some thoughts and information about summer plans on the last day of school for the school year.
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Programmable light bulbs? What will they think of next?
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Blogger, Curriculum Developer, Author, Speaker, CS Education activist
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  • Bishop Guertin High School
    Teacher, 2013 - present
    Computer Science teacher
  • Microsoft
    Academic Developer Evangelist, 2003 - 2012
  • Bishop Guertin HS
    Teacher, 1995 - 2003
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Danville, NH 03819
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Brooklyn, New York, NY - East Hampton, NY
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Blogger, Educator, Author, Speaker, CS Education activist
Introduction
I've had one foot in each of education and industry for years now. I've been a classroom teacher, a software developer, a textbook author, a technical evangelist to educators, a school board member and more. I write about computer science education in particular and a bit about education in general. 
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  • Taylor University
    Systems/Sociology, 1971 - 1975
  • Rivier College
    Computer Science, 1989 - 1992
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Interesting Links 29 June 2015
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I’m at ISTE in I’ve already connected with a few old friends and hope to connect with many more. If you are also at ISTE I hope you’ll track

Do Grades Kill The Magic of Learning?
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I was reading Mark Guzdial’s blog this morning (A goal for higher ed: “There is magic in our program. Our program changes lives.”) and as of

ACM/CSTA Cutler-Bell Prize in High School Computing
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Gordon Bell and David Cutler are two of the big names in computing. Both dis amazing things at Digital Equipment and went on to do more good

You Get What You Pay For
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I haven’t been blogging much this week. In part that is being busy with the year ending at school. In part it is because the connection betw

Coming soon – 2015 Computer Science Teachers Association’s annual confer...
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With the Computer Science Teachers Association’s annual conference coming up in July there are a few things we thought you should know now t

Office Mixes for Learning TouchDevelop
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While looking for other things (you know how that goes) I found a series of Office Mixes that teach how to program using TouchDevelop. They

HOW OLD DO I LOOK?
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Microsoft announced a new web site yesterday that tries to guess the age of people in images. Well guess is probably not the right word. I’m

More With TouchDevelop
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The more I use TouchDevelop the more I learn about it. The more I learn about it the more I want to use it. For example, groups. I’ve known

Sometimes It is How You Look At It
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A couple of days ago I saw an interesting program on the Small Basic blog. The featured program was one that let a beginner write a turtle g

Ace Thompson
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Data...data....data Last year we began a process of identifying and targeting at-risk students. We asked each grade level to discuss as a te

2015 CSTA Administrator Impact Award Nominations Open
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Dear CSTA Community, Nominations are currently open for the 2015 CSTA Administrator Impact Award! This prestigious award is given by CSTA to

Interesting Links 2 March 2015
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Back in school today. It was nice to have a break but I am looking forward to time with my students today. I got no school work done at all

Lessons in Time
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The other day I was microwaving some food to heat it up. Ten seconds seemed like forever. I was actually able to do several other things whi

Today’s BASIC Is Not Your Father’s BASIC
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A post at Doug Peterson’s blog (A Different Time) sent me to a site that has a collection of old BASIC programs. And by old I mean the 1970s

Creating Code Hunt Puzzles
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As I mentioned the other day (see Learning From the Code Hunt Dashboard) I have been creating my own Code Hunt puzzles for use with my stude

Interdisciplinary Computing Blog: Who thinks Computer Science is less re...
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Computing and people who work with computers are not the nerdy and negative images often portrayed in the media. As a computer scientist, ed

The Queen of Code – Grace Hopper
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There is a new movie about Grace Hopper out in the Internet. The movie is about 16 minutes look and I think it is pretty good. I’m looking f

Code Hunt for Review and Problem Solving
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Code Hunt is something I have been experimenting with a bit this year. For those who are not familiar with it, Code Hunt “is an educational,

Computer Science Education Predictions for 2015
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Seems like a lot of people like to make predictions this time of year. I tend not to because I’m not that good at it. But I think I have som

My Favorite Teaching Tools from 2014
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This is the year I got serious about doing things differently in my class. Three tools really helped me out. Yes they are all from Microsoft