So, Computer Science Education Week, Huh?

There’s nothing like CS Ed Week and a snow day to snap you out of a funk.  I still have all those issues I mentioned in my last post, but they’re dissipating a bit, and I will have a chance to get back on track after winter break.  So here’s what happened this week so far.

My students were the show for our assembly on Monday. My CS I students described their projects and what CS I was about.  Then, I showed a video of the Rube Goldberg machine my Physical Computing students did.  It faded into the Code.org video that talks about Computer Science and careers, etc.  Here’s the Rube Goldberg video:

And here’s the code.org video, if you’re interested:

On Tuesday, I had planned a community event around learning to code, but we ended up with a snow day, so the event was cancelled and rescheduled for next week.  Should be fun!

Wednesday, mostly a normal day, but I did let my 6th graders play with the tutorials on code.org.

Today, I ran a learn to code session for faculty.  I helped them make an animated greeting card.  I had about 10 or so faculty attend.  I also had robotics this afternoon.  When I left, there was one student still working.  I have another whole post about robotics, but I’ll save it for later.

Tomorrow is mostly open.  I have one class and I have to teach a robot to sing.  We’ll see how that goes.  So it’s all CS, all the time here. 🙂