"This summer, you can engage in some meaningful professional development right from the comfort of your couch for the low, low fee of absolutely nothing! Thanks to companies and organizations who are providing free online courses from reputable universities, you can now be a part of thousands who are engaging in real learning on the web."
The Summer Conference for Computer Studies Educators happens every year in August and is sponsored by the CEMC and the University of Waterloo. Computer Engineering and Computer Science teachers participate. They spend 3 days living on campus, networking with other teachers, learning new skills and brainstorming classroom activity ideas. It has always been a huge success and many teachers apply to come back year after year!
Reading: "CEMC - Events - Summer Conference for Computer Educators - University of Waterloo" ( http://t.co/wqmr7DlqMv )
"U.S. travelers had visiting scenic landscapes on their mind this summer, as the top three Google Maps searches were park regions in the West: Death Valley National Park, Redwood National Park and Yosemite National Park."
"When you’re browsing the Web, reading the latest tech, business and world news, do you ever find yourself wondering about the people you’re reading about? If so, Summer is a handy little Chrome extension which will definitely appeal to you."
"Welcome to the course webpage for the Summer 2012 term of CSC108H, an Introduction to Computer Programming, on the St George campus. This course teaches the basics of programming in Python, which is an industrial-strength programming language used at companies like Google and Industrial Light and Magic."
Children in rich, educated families tend to become better readers over the summer — improving at almost the same pace as if they were in school — largely because they have more time with their highly literate parents, new research shows.
Technology creates tremendous opportunities to improve people’s lives. But to make the most of them, we need to focus—or we end up doing too much and not having the impact we strive for. So last fall we started a spring clean, and since then we’ve closed or combined more than 30 products. Today we’re announcing a few more closures. Here’s a summary of the changes we’ll be making:
Summer is nearly upon us. That means students and teachers alike will be out of the classroom. But there’s a fact that you should remember: all those students and teachers will still be using their smartphones and tablets on a daily basis because, well, it’s fun.
Plants HD delivers high-quality interactive content about plants and their lifecycle. The app provides an in-depth look into topics such as seeds, germination, pollination, flowers, trees, fruits, and dispersal. Scientific information about the various topics is combined with quiz and game to enhance the learning. This app was designed to make learning fun and interactive as it should be!
A good majority of northern hemisphere and international schools are winding down the 2011-2012 school year and doors will be closing as the students and teachers take off on their summer adventures. Here are a list of great sites for kids and teachers to keep you happily productive and learning this summer. These are in no way in any order of personal preference or coolness.
As the school year ends, many educators are sharing the great ways they plan to use Edmodo over the summer. If you’re looking to stay connected with colleagues and engage students over the summer, here are eight ideas to help you get started, as shared by members of the Edmodo community:
Technology entices most kids, right? If you have a phone or a tablet, engage your kids with a learning app. Playing an educational game is a great way to reinforce concepts over the summer. Here are some of my favorite apps
As the school year comes to a close, high school students look forward to months of rest and relaxation. But for teachers, summer is not only a time to take a break from school—it's a time to develop skills and obtain credentials for the next school year.
With the school year soon coming to a close, many schools and districts are planning summer professional development and technology training sessions. That is why, over the coming weeks, we will be offering a series of webinars that will give administrators the tools they need to hold inservices on Edmodo.
Google has officially opened registration for this year’s Summer of Code. Started in 2005, the program offers paid internships for students who want to code open-source projects.
Do you need resources to show your high school students the exciting world of computer science? Join us for a 3-day summer workshop at Carnegie Mellon University where you can learn how to use lots of exciting examples in your classes to open the world of computer science to your students!
The next version of Microsoft office is under the pipeline and Microsoft says that it has started running the preview program for the same for a selected group of customers. Unlike other up gradations the new version of Microsoft is projected to be much bigger and wider. It has been codenamed as “Office 15” and will combine the core features of software suite along with the cloud based applications and mobile platforms.
As summer kicked off in the last few years, I’ve been sharing tips and tools to help young students hone schools skills while having some fun. We learned about these 10 games in 2009, and these tips for keeping math skills in shape over the summer break in 2010.
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