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Alfred Thompson
Worked at Microsoft
Attended Brooklyn Tech, Taylor University, Rivier College
Lives in New Hampshire
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Not everything that can be done should be done.
I saw this image on Twitter recently. It was captioned: "Spaces or tabs?" "Semicolons." It’s all perfectly legal C or C++ code. And a decent compiler will handle it just fine. But oh is it ripe for bad things to happen. Of c...
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New video about the CSTA interim standards for CS education in K-12
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This week's interesting links post including a very useful looking bit of software for raspberry Pi.
Is everyone back at school now? After a couple of short weeks school happens all five weekdays this week. I think I’m ready for a full week. Getting back into the full swing of things takes me a while. Looking around school I...
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Help a teacher build a list of tech terms for his students. great project by +Peter Vogel 
Peter Vogel has been creating a list of tech terms for his ICT students for more than 20 years. He edits and updates the list just before school starts for him in Vancouver BC Canada. .He discards terms no longer in the vern...
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This week's interesting links for computer science educators.
Classes started at my school last week. Whoa! Getting back in the groove is hard. But I have great students and fun classes so it will be ok. I spent the weekend in New Hampshire’s White Mountains which is why today’s post is...
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Bug reports are a part of computer literacy? Probably!
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This week's interesting links.
The big news last week was the launch of the CSforAll Consortium with over 180 members committed to K12 CS Education. That was not all I picked up last week though. I’m pleased to have a good bunch of links to share with you...
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How much software engineering and HCI can we fit in introductory programming courses? Probably not as much as we'd like.
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Have you heard about the CS for All summit at the White House? How about the CS for All consortium?
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Some thoughts on using random numbers in programming classes.
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Are you using Scratch from MIT? Check out these lessons.
A friend recently sent me a link to this site that looks like it will be very helpful for teachers who are using Scratch from MIT. Check it out at scratch.ie Since 2007 Lero – the Irish Software Engineering Research Centre h...
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Introduction

Alfred Thompson, For over nine years Alfred was the K-12 Computer Science Academic Relations Manager for Microsoft. Prior to Microsoft, Alfred was a high school computer science teacher, a K-8 computer specialist, and a software developer. He has written several textbooks and project books about teaching programming.

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  • Brooklyn Tech, Taylor University, Rivier College
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  • Microsoft
    Academic Relations, 2012
  • Digital Equipment, Bishop Guertin HS
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New Hampshire
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Brooklyn, NY