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Alfred Thompson
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Attended Brooklyn Tech, Taylor University, Rivier College
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Looking at the same code in different ways and with different tools to find the view that works best for the learner.
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 graphics program. I liked the image it drew but frankly I found the code not as clear...
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Where do your project ideas come from? Found an interesting one from a student who was goofing off.
Project ideas come from all sorts of places. Textbooks, other teachers I work with, blogs, random conversations, conferences (do you know about Nifty Assignments from SIGCSE?) and more. Some of the best come from students. No...
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Pushing this out to get more suggestions from readers.
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I take a stab at predicting the future for CS Education in 2015. Agree or disagree with my thoughts?
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As computer science educators we have a responsibility to teach students how to handle the power we teach them. Not just to use it but how not to misuse it.
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A first look at some new robots for teaching CS
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This week's interesting links. Some new block languages, some links to other teacher posts and more.
March is almost over and the snow in my backyard is measured in inches not feet. So spring appears to be coming albeit a bit late. The school year is progressing and a lot of my friends in the south spent last week on spring ...
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I've been using this with some good success.
Office Mix, the PowerPoint “superset” that allows users to annotate slides, add audio and video, and embed interactive elements like quizzes and then host them on OfficeMix.com, began as an attempt
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This week's interesting links.
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I've been having some fun learning more about TouchDevelop.
Yesterday I was charged with helping my grandson (he’s three months old) get to sleep for a nap. After walking around and speaking softly to him for a while I got him to sleep. On my chest. Now of course I didn’t want to take...
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A post that started out in one direction (talking about all the programming teaching tools we have) and wound up in another (a plea for more people to share online.)
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Multi language international game project for CS education week.
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Education, Computer Science
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  • Microsoft
    Academic Relations, 2012
  • Digital Equipment, Bishop Guertin HS
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Brooklyn, NY
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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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