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Alfred Thompson
Worked at Microsoft
Attended Brooklyn Tech, Taylor University, Rivier College
Lives in New Hampshire
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I don't know.. I think I have ideas.
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Everyone always says "it's worth a try" but is that always true?
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Looking for opinions on issues from some of these links.
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Inspired in part by posts from +Mark Guzdial  and +Scott McLeod 
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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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I used TurtleArt to run this but had to slow it down to watch it draw.
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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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Smart people doing interesting things in education. What a great time.
Today was the second day of a creative mini conference of educators. You can read about Charleston Teach Meet Day One here. We started off today a little differently. Doug Bergman showed off one of the Kinect games that one o...
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A student reminded me yesterday that a lot of what teachers teach is not in the syllabus. 
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Is there really no room?
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Know an outstanding high school cs student? This may be for them.
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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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Education, Computer Science
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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
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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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