Facilitating achievement and digital citizenship with computer science students

I am exploring two of the standards in the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) standards for educators: 1) how to instruct students to positively contribute and responsibly participate in the digital world (S3 – citizen), and 2) how to use technology in a computer science classroom to support student achievement (S6 – facilitator).…

Designing courses with interactive textbooks and analyzing the results

I am currently exploring the designer (S5) and analyst (S7) roles in the International Society for Technology standards for educators (ISTE).  As a designer, I want to explore tools for educators that recognize and accommodate learner variability.  As an analyst, I want to learn how my institution uses data to drive new curriculum and support…

Learning and leading online instruction in computer science

I am now entering the fourth iteration of teaching a computer programming course at my community college.  I picked this course up from another instructor at my institution. The course includes lectures, class exercises, quizzes/exams that are proctored in class, and a group project.  As I knew would happen, a student emailed me at the…

Connecting with Computer Science Educators

One of the standards in the ISTE Standards for Educators is about how educators and students can use collaborative tools to expand students’ authentic, real-world learning experiences by engaging virtually with experts, teams and students, locally and globally.  One way that computer science educators and students can collaborate is by using software sharing sites like…