Category: Coding and Programming

  • Coding and Programming Resources for Students

    Coding and Programming Resources for Students

    As part of Computer Science Education Week, several Penn Manor High School Math teachers explored Hour of Code activities with their classes. District Systems Engineer, Chad Billman, and I talked with students about extending what they learned in class and provided tips on getting started in programming. Here are the resources we suggested in the sessions: Safari Books Online “Through a partnership […]

  • Student Programming with Scratch and The Finch

    Student Programming with Scratch and The Finch

    The growing shortage of qualified programmers, computer scientists and software engineers is gathering significant attention in the media and popular press. Recent efforts from the non-profit organization have helped shine light on the problem—software is the defining industry of the 21st Century and the pool of skilled talent is slim. Conversely, for students who pursue […]

  • Raspberry Pi Arrives

    Several months ago, I blogged about the $35 Raspberry Pi, a $35 credit card-sized mini-computer. Demand for the little computing powerhouse has been staggering, and the nonprofit Raspberry Pi foundation has been working overtime to fill orders for the revolutionary device. After months of anticipation, our Pi has arrived! Although we had expected the device […]