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John Resig - Redefining the Introduction to Computer Science

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 08:57 -- rprice

The environment is built around a two-panel view: The left being an Ace editor and the right being a canvas.

All of the user’s code is written using JavaScript and uses Processing.js to generate all the graphics.

All code is executed in real-time. Not only is the code re-run but the code that you change is live dynamically injected into the runtime — this gives you the ability to change variables, colors, or even functions on the fly without the program ever restarting.

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How One Teacher Built a Computer Lab for Free | iFixit

Wed, 08/15/2012 - 12:00 -- rprice

“Underfunded schools are starving in the midst of plenty,” Robert explains. “Discarded computers are our nation’s most wasted educational resource.”

in 2007, Robert acquired 18 donated computers. But these computers were less help than he’d anticipated. The operating systems were slow. Some computers had viruses or malware. Students became frustrated.

Most of the computers’ problems could be fixed by wiping the disks and reinstalling the operating system—but buying new software for every donated computer would be prohibitively expensive.

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Trekk

Thu, 08/09/2012 - 12:25 -- rprice

The next evolution of Drupal in the university

Intelligently share content—courses, bios, news, and more—across multiple sites in native Drupal format or as raw data (JSON).

Trekk's workflow system is flexible and robust, allowing developers to customize or enforce consistency as needed.

Each university has unique needs. Trekk lets you skip the monotony and focus on where you're different by easily overriding the defaults.

Trekk even has built-in support for Flatfish so you can quickly and easily migrate your existing sites into Drupal.

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Lyman Robtics - Home

Tue, 07/31/2012 - 00:28 -- rprice

Lyman FIRST Robotics is a robotics program at Lyman High School in Longwood, Florida that is motivated to teach our future engineers the basics of constructing, wiring, and programming robots. Lyman Robotics competes in FIRST competitions to teach the teams leadership, teamwork, and above all else, gracious professionalism. Lyman Robotics was founded by Karl "Skip" Brooks in 2008 with only a single FRC team and no FTC teams, Skip created the team to teach aspiring engineers about robotics.

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Workshops teach programming with offline, playful approach (Wired UK)

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 16:22 -- rprice

The course is designed to help creative people visualise what's going on inside a computer by touching and physically moving items around. This helps to demystify computing and let people realise that "everything a computer does is either very dumb or a very smart implementation of what, as humans, we are able to do".

Participants are told to put their computers away -- the workshops feature no actual code, editor or screens. Instead, budding programmers are given pens, paper, tape, sweets, ping-pong balls, wooden boxes, cups and other common objects.

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iBrick Academy

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 14:48 -- rprice

iBRICK ACADEMY uses LEGO® bricks, Mindstorms® and other Lego® products (not affiliated with the LEGO Company – please see disclaimer) to create learning and fun. Students of all ages can learn S.T.E.M. (Science Technology, Engineering and Math) while having fun with LEGO® bricks. iBrick Academy incorporates state and national standards along with learning experience that combines FCAT skills, such as problem solving with hands on activities that captivate minds.

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Spotlight on Central Florida: Summer Arts Camps | culturebuildsflorida

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 14:45 -- rprice

All of the large arts organizations in our area have summer camps. The Orlando Repertory Theatre alone has over 50 summer camp offering for students. The Orange County Regional History Center brings history alive with their artistic process. Students – ranging from 5 years of age through middle school – learn about ancient Egypt through maps, mummification and the painting of hieroglyphs. The Orlando Shakespeare Theater is teaching Shakespeare, make-up, history and costuming through an innovative “Zombie Shakespeare” camp. Crealdé, a local visual art center, has a finely tuned model.

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The Relationship School - NYTimes.com

Mon, 03/26/2012 - 15:43 -- rprice

When you visit The New American Academy, an elementary school serving poor minority kids in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, you see big open rooms with 60 students and four teachers. The students are generally in three clumps in different areas working on different activities. The teachers, especially the master teacher who is floating between the clumps, are on the move, hovering over one student, then the next. It is less like a factory for learning and more like a postindustrial workshop, or even an extended family compound.

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Interview with Christopher Stapleton, Creative Venture Catalyst | Entertainment Designer

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 10:42 -- rprice

I grew up loving learning and hating school. We have limited our imaginations so much, and our education system has limited how we develop imaginative and innovative thinking. It’s not a matter of making education game-like. The term “edutainment” is like “dinner theater” – while I love dinner, and I love theater, put them together and it’s not really a great dinner and it’s not great theater either. You should be able to combine the two to make it more than the sum of the parts.

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Listen - Is Raspberry Pi a low-cost computer breakthrough? | New Hampshire Public Radio

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 10:27 -- rprice

As zealous consumers know, the sleek look and user-friendly feel of Apple’s high-end gadgets are big part of their sticker price. One man is rethinking form and function with a tiny, inexpensive, bare-bones computer called the Raspberry Pi …which he hopes will bring the power of programming to even the poorest corners of the globe. Eben Upton is the creator of the miniature machine – he’s also founder of the Raspberry Pi foundation.

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